Noticias October 2014


To Guides from the Education Department

October 2014

Heard Museum Guide Schedule:

From Jaclyn’s Desk……


First off, a big thanks to Sheila Melham and Joan Jasso for organizing and facilitating a very energizing and informative Education Exchange.

Second, I would like to take a moment to extend an invitation to current Las Guias who would like to drop-in and listen to the lecture portion of the training. We meet every Tuesday from 9am-12:30pm in Encanto. Should you have questions about material or other inquiries you can contact Lucille Shanahan.

A multi-talented artist Cannupa Hanska Luger, son of Kathy Whitman (Elk Woman), recently launched a film entitled, “This is a Stereotype”. It is meant to create dialogue around why it is important to discuss issues of identity and why examining and recognizing the power of stereotypes. Personally, I think this film shares many critical thoughts present in the process of “young” artists creating today. Cannupa is from a generation who has been able to explore his culture and how it relates to and is influenced by many issues in dominate society and is ready to challenge the view of how American Indians are perceived. I think you will find the film thought-provoking. The project was funded through crowd-sourcing therefore, Cannupa and his co-creators Dylan McLaughlin and Ginger Dunnhill believe it belongs to everyone. For this reason you can watch the entire video for free online here: Please share with educators and those you think would find this helpful.

Please keep in mind our tour schedule is thoughtfully put together for a reason. With the myriad of visitors and scheduled groups we have it is critical to keep tours to 45 minutes. When tours run over the scheduled time it DOES impact visitor experience AND your fellow Las Guias members. Please be courteous of both the schedule for the day AND especially your fellow docents. You each make time to be here and it is important to respect the time each person gives. Please consider what is communicated when you run over into another tour time as I think you may agree “respect” isn’t clearly expressed when this happens. Thank you in advance for your help.

As mentioned previously Joan Jasso and Jan Lanthrop want to remind folks peer reviews will be starting in November this year. Please do your part to help get this completed prior to our busy season in the spring.

Some of you attended the First Friday: Native + You this month. I would like to encourage you all to check out the events as they continue and please consider either volunteering to guide for the evening or to volunteer. I would love to have a strong Las Guias presence on these evenings as you make the Heard Museum come to life.

The “Modern Spirit” exhibit opens this week and as you wait for the label copy (we are formatting it so you can print it with ease), please check out this website which has all the videos available to watch on in-gallery iPads. It will be a great show.

This article was passed along by Stu Passon about the Sunrise Ceremony. Take a look/enjoy! (Thanks Stu.)

Again, many thanks to you all for your dedication and hard work, I am looking forward to our upcoming year together.




From Betty Murphy’s Desk………

Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for October 2014

To raise awareness that October is “Photographer Appreciation Month,” here is a sampling of four selections from the library collection that may provide different perspectives on an artform described by Robert Gardner* as “giving visual witness.” These selections offer an avenue to appreciate the photographer in words as well in images. Please feel free to visit the library to view these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Search Catalog link located in the pull-down menu of the library tab on the Heard website.

Dialogue with photography

Hill, Paul and Thomas Cooper

Stockport, England : Dewl Lewis Pub., 2005

Heard call number TR139.D52 2005


Photographers : a sourcebook for historical research

Palmquist, Peter E., editor

Brownsville, Calif. : Carl Mautz Pub., 1991

Heard call number TR15 .P4 1991


Shooting back from the reservation : a photographic view of life by Native American youth

Hubbard, Jim

New York : New Press, c1994.

Heard call number TR23 .S4 1994


Short nights of the shadow catcher : the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis

Egan, Timothy

Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012

Heard call number E77.5.C895 E43 2012


*Robert Gardner, documentary filmmaker and photographer, passed away on June 21, 2014.


From Lynn Bullock’s Desk…….


We now have the catalogs for the George Morrison exhibit in stock. The book is called “Modern Spirit” and sells for $39.95 in hardcover or $29.95 in paperback. There will also be some notecards for $4.95 each.

It looked as though everyone enjoyed Stephen Hirst’s talk for the Pai Short Course on the 16th. We have signed copies of both “I Am the Grand Canyon” and “Lauren Greasewater’s War” available if you missed it.

We now have Christmas cards in as well a lot of new titles from the publishers’ Fall lists. Items from the O’Keeffe and Build exhibits have been reduced in price.

We are gearing up for the busy season now. Don’t forget that the Fall Members’ Sale starts on Friday, October 24th, when you get a 20% discount instead of the usual 10%! It lasts through Sunday the 26th.

Thanks for your support!



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


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

“The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century”  – through April 2015

 “That’s the Way I Like It!” – through February 8, 2015

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

“Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century” – through April 2015

“Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison” – October 25th – Jan. 11th, 2015

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