Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Shipping

It's that time of year again and we are all scrambling to order the perfect gift for our loved ones. At the Heard Museum shops, we are working extra hard to process and get items ready for shipping. We normally ship UPS and if you need items from us to arrive in time for the holidays, please consult this handy map to make your shipping choice.

This map shows transit time from our zip code: 85004 and reflects a general representation of UPS Ground transit time. Please note, we strive to ship items the same day they are ordered but we cannot guarantee they will ship that day.

 UPS Expedited shipping guidelines:
  • 3 Day Select: Delivery by the end of the third business day
  • 2nd Day Air: Delivery by the end of the second business day
  • Next Day Air: Delivery by the next business day at 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, or end of day, depending on destination. 
From our shop:
Orders placed Tuesday, December 20 should arrive by Friday, December 23 with UPS 3 Day Select.

Orders placed Wednesday, December 21 should arrive by Friday, December 23 with UPS 2nd Day Air.

Orders placed Thursday, December 22 will need to use Next Day Air to ensure delivery by Friday, December 23.

There is no pickup or delivery on Saturday December 24.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Heard Museum Members Sale is
December 10!

Shop for the Holiday Season at the Heard Museum!

The Heard Museum members sale is one day only on December 10 from 10am- 5.30pm! Members save 20% on all purchases* at both our museum shop locations and online. Enjoy great savings and the personal assistance of our expert staff and volunteers.

Not a member?
You can join online or in out stores at the time of purchase to receive instant savings!

Here is a sampling of some of the wonderful work we have in the shops.

Silver, coral, iron wood, Chinese turquoise and
fossilized ivory earrings by Vernon Begaye (Navajo)

Yei Spirit Kachina doll by Jerel Quamahongnewa (Hopi)

Wide Ruins hand woven rug by Sylvia Baldwin (Navajo)

Coiled basket by Ronda Quiyo (Hopi)

* Berlin Gallery items, consignment and sale items are ineligible.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Author Event Saturday December 10 at Books & More!

Come meet authors Mark Winter and Jennifer Stewart at the Heard Museum Books & More Shop on December 10!

Mark will be signing his book The Master Weavers: Celebrating 100 Years of Navajo Textile Artists from the Toadlena/ Two Grey Hills Weaving Region from 11am- 1.30pm.

This book "is the culmination of over twenty years of research. Gathered from museums, public archives, and private families is the history of the spectacularly scenic region, the local traders, and the notable weaving families. It is intertwined with information acquired during thousands of interviews with the region's weavers. The book illustrates the lineage of the local weaving tradition that has passed from grandmothers to mothers, and mothers to daughters (and sometimes sons), that continues to this day. Genealogy charts depict the weaving families and clans, historic and contemporary photographs personalize the textiles, and the many exquisite color plates, and detailed diagrams offer a wealth of information not seen elsewhere on the subject of navajo weaving. Several generations of many of the families' rugs are shown along with multiple decades of a single weavers work when possible. The Master Weavers presents great insight into the culture and people who, through their weaving tradition, have achieved one of the highest artistic and technical standards possible. Honoring the weavers of yesteryear and the present, The Master Weavers, serves as a 'who's who' of Toadlena/ Two Grey Hills weavers and their families." Dust jacket

Then meet children's author Jennifer Stewart who will be signing her book The Twelve Days of Christmas in Arizona from 1.30- 4.30pm.

This delightful holiday story is told through the letters that a young girl named Isabella writes to her parents about her trip to Arizona to visit her cousin Carlos where they visit the world's largest cactus, explore the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, hear mariachi bands, and even see the London Bridge now located in this beautiful state.