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Heard Museum, Phoenix

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Heard Museum showcases both historical Native American artifacts and contemporary culture. The museum is recognized as a "Phoenix Point of Pride." It is known internationally for its festivals and educational programs, such as World Championship Hoop Dance contest, the Spanish market, and Indian fair and market. The exhibits showcase thousands of pieces, including dolls, jewelry, and textiles. Many represent the Southwestern tribal nations who still live traditionally in the region. Take part in a guided tours--they are included in the admission price. Put Heard Museum and other Phoenix attractions into our Phoenix trip planning tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Great museum in a beautiful building. Just entering the museum put me in a good mood seeing the clean lines of the building with the curves of the cacti and sculpture in contrast. The entry...  more »
  • A must see if visiting or live in Phoenix area. Excellent presentation of the Southwest Native culture and customs. We were sorry that 2 of the buldings were not open due to preparing for new...  more »
  • An outstanding museum featuring a mixture of Native American history and Native American art. Free docent led tours are available and are a great way to receive an overview of the museum and the history of the Native American people of the Southwest. Some highlights of the museum: The museum has a large selection of pottery featuring the different styles from the various tribes with explanations on how they have evolved. The Katsina collection is simply outstanding and features the Goldwater collection. There is a rotating modern art display highlighting the evolution of Native American art. The history of the Native American Boarding schools is something everyone should see to learn the history and impact of the schools on Native American tribes and their culture.
  • A very in depth look at native culture in the southwestern United States. They had an entire exhibit about the Indian boarding schools, which I didn't even know about. This is probably the biggest collection of Native art I've ever seen, much of it traditional but some more modern.

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