Noticias February 2014


To Guides from the Education Department

February 2014

Heard Museum Guide Schedule:

From Jaclyn’s Desk…….

Las Guias members,

I would like to thank all of you in advance for your time with the Las Guias Survey that will be sent out later this afternoon. Remember this is 20 minute survey where all of your valuable input is very much appreciated. I would also like to iterate that the responses will be anonymous, so please feel free to share your constructive critique of our program.  Thank you for the work that you do.

Click below to enter your replies to the survey questions:




Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for February 2014

Here is a sampling of four selections from the library collection that allow for some armchair traveling in the West – through the lens of art, architecture, the park system and one view of history. All four books are currently on display in the public reading area of the library. Please feel free to visit the library to view these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For additional collection information, click the Search Catalog button located on the library page of the Heard Museum website.


National Parks : America’s Best Idea : An Illustrated History

Duncan, Dayton and Ken Burns

New York : Alfred A. Knopf 2009

Heard call number E160.D85 2009 KIT


National Park Architecture Sourcebook

Kaiser, Harvey H.

New York : Princeton Architectural Press, c2008

Heard call number NA705.K35 2008


Modern West : American Landscapes 1890-1950

Neff, Emily Ballew

New Haven : Yale University Press ; Houston : Museum of Fine Arts, c2006

Heard call number OVZ:N8214.5.U6N44 2006


Saga of Lewis & Clark into the Uncharted West

Schmidt, Thomas and Jeremy Schmidt

New York: DK Pub, c1999

Heard call number OVW:F592.7.S13 1999



From Shaliyah’s Desk……..

Hello Everyone!

Can you or can’t you touch the Art Fence?

When the art fence was installed May of 2005 there was a general consensus that this piece would be extra special.  This piece offers our visitors an opportunity to interact with the piece and subsequently that would include it being touched. Many if not all the pieces in the museum are alive and require touch and recognition; this piece allows for that interaction that is simply unique.  Over the past 8 years the piece has fared extremely well because of its beauty that commands respect.  As Ann Marshall stated, “The extra dimension of touch is special, the piece is meant for touch and interaction” So, it is okay everyone to give the art fence some gentle TLC.

Touring on Fair Market Weekend

As usual we will have our student guides on “all hands on deck” status for Saturday and Sunday, March 1st and 2nd.  Also, because of the hustle and bustle of fair weekend I will also have student guides available Friday, February 28th.  The last tour will be the 2 pm Highlights tour on the 28th of February; the best of show reception will start at 5 pm.  I will contact those who are supposed to tour the pm of the 28th.

Good ol’ Schedule

On top of peer review requests coming in now; we also have guides that are showcasing their skills to the new Las Guias class as mentors.  Everyone is doing a great job letting me know what dates and times you need for a HOME tour.  Keep it up!


*Please keep tours to 45 minutes.  Gallery Talks, 20 minutes.

*Please remember to check the galleries and replenish activities if necessary.

*Please rove in galleries and engage with public, please avoid standing around the info desk.

*Please obtain subs in a timely manner, not one week before.

*Please tour BOTH levels in O’Keeffe gallery talk assignments


*Please arrive at the info desk 15 minutes before your tour starts, not 3, 2, or 1 minute before 😉


Round of Applause…..

1/14/14 – “John, Sally, and Elinor provided an insight and experience that could never be offered at school, it was a great pleasure to bring my students.” – Joseph Martinez with Willow Canyon High School, Tour in Boarding School.

2/5/14 – I received a phone call from a woman who wanted to know what days Elaine Weston tours! She had a tour with her in HOME and was impressed with her insight!

Good job everyone!

Happy Touring!



Exhibit Schedule

Home: Native People in the Southwest – long term

We Are! Arizona’s First People – long term

Every Picture Tells a Story– long term

Remembering Our Boarding School Days – long term

Around the World – long-term

 “Elegance from Earth: Hopi Pottery Families” – through June 2013

 “Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architechture, Katsinam, and the Land – through March 3, 2014

“Chocolate, Chili, and Cochineal: Changing Taste Around the World – through November 30, 2014

Heard North at the Summit

“Choices and Change: American Indian Artists in the Southwest” through March 31, 2014



The Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85004                                                                               




Shaliyah Ben

Educational Programs and Outreach Coordinator

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85004

602.252.8840  l  museum

602.251.0259  l  direct