Calendar

Jan
17
Wed
Guild Meeting–Indian Fair & Market Kick-Off @ Steele Auditorium
Jan 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This begins the 60th Indian Fair & Market anniversary celebration. A panel of Museum executive staff and curators will discuss the history of the Fair, how art exhibited at the Fair is purchased by the Museum, and will provide a description of the 60th Fair Anniversary Museum exhibit.

Fair steering committee @ Dorrance
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jan
22
Mon
2017-2018 Docent Exchange With the Musical Instrument Museum @ Musical Instrument Museum
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Feb
1
Thu
Prepare For the Fair Lecture Series
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
2
Fri
New Exhibit: Symmetry in Stone, Jewelry of Richard L. Chavez @ Lovena Ohl Gallery
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

 

Opens Feb. 2, 2018; on display through Sept. 30, 2018 – Lovena Ohl Gallery

For the first time in his more than 40-year career, Richard Chavez’s jewelry will be featured in a retrospective exhibition. Since his early years of jewelry design and execution, Chavez has continued to painstakingly make each item by hand. An artist who enjoys designing, Chavez places an emphasis on stone selection, placement and presentation. Now, some 40 years since he first tried to solder metals, Chavez is one of the Southwest’s leading jewelers, whose works are recognized for complex inlay, architectural sensibilities and striking color patterning.

 

Richard Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo, b. 1949) studied architecture at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and worked as an architectural draftsman at the firm of Harvey S. Houshour. One of the projects he assisted with was the design of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Feb
8
Thu
Prepare For the Fair Lecture Series
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
10
Sat
28th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest @ Amphitheater
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm

 Top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers will compete at the Heard Museum for the prestigious World Champion title and cash prizes. At the two-day competition, men and women compete on an equal field. The art of hoop dance honors the cultural traditions from multiple Indigenous communities that first employed hoop dance as a healing ceremony. Today, hoop dance is shared as an artistic expression to celebrate, share and honor Indigenous traditions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Through the stunning performances of both men and women who are vying to call themselves the World Champion Hoop Dancer, the event combines artistry, athleticism, tradition and suspense to present a memorable competition.Visitors can enjoy dance performances as well as delicious fry bread and other American Indian foods. $18 adults; $13.50 seniors (65+); $12 American Indians and Heard Museum members, $7.50 for children age 4-12 and college students with ID, FREE for children 3 and younger (includes museum admission). More information: http://heard.org/event/hoop/

 

Feb
17
Sat
Prepare For the Fair Lecture Series
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
21
Wed
Guild Meeting @ Steele Auditorium
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The speaker will be Albert Nelson, Ft. McDowell Yavapai Nation Cultural Center Director: “Telling the Yavapai Story.”

Fair Chair committee @ Encanto
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm