Learn With Us

“The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes

We have a comprehensive educational program that includes a variety of lectures, classes and events for both Guild and Museum members and the general public to support the Heard’s mission.

Monthly Guild Meetings

The Guild holds monthly meetings September through April on the third Wednesday. Start time is 10 a.m. in the Steele Auditorium. 
The monthly agenda incudes a short business meeting followed by an exciting presentation on American Indian art, history or culture. Speakers include artists, tribal leaders, historians and academic experts.
See Happening Now for details about upcoming meetings or check the Calendar on the Guild website.

Heard Guild Presents

Colorado Plateau Exploration

Thursday, July 28, 2022
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Steele Auditorium

Please join us for an exciting exploration of a little known area of Arizona.

The northern edge of our state, encompassing Marble Canyon, the Vermillion Cliffs and Paria Plateau, is one of the most extraordinary places in the western hemisphere.

View breathtaking images of this beautiful terrain and the impact man and climate have had on it, as we explore our natural history including traces of the Native Americans, early Mormon history, ranching and wildlife.

This program is free of charge and open to the public.  Bring interested friends and family.

Presented by David Mowry,
Outdoor enthusiast, former member of a mountain rescue team and former
Assistant Director of public works for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

RSVP:  heardguildpresents@heardguild.org

Explore an area that is little known to the majority of Arizona residents.This area of northern Arizona encompassing Marble Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs, and Paria Plateau.

We will explore the natural history including traces of Native Americans, ranching, wildlife, and early Morman history all highlighted in spectacular landscapes.

Docent Training / Las Guias

Often the most profound contact between the Heard Museum and the visiting public is provided by Las Guias (Spanish for “The Guides”). This group of dedicated volunteers extends hospitality, provides interpretation of exhibits and programs, and, in a warm and personal way, implements the mission of the Museum “to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the art, heritage, and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest.”
For information about Museum tours…

Any member of the Heard Museum Guild may sign up for the Las Guias training class. To become a guide, the student must complete the basic training course and demonstrate effective guiding performance in the museum galleries. In addition, every guide must be a Heard Museum member as well as a Guild member.

The Las Guias Docent training course begins each fall in October under the sponsorship of the Heard Museum Guild working closely with the professional staff of the Museum’s Education Department. There is no prerequisite beyond interest, but a fee is charged. A commitment is required of at least two years of guide service with a minimum of 30 tours per year (two scheduled half-days per month, June through May).  For more information about Docent training…

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