Heard Museum

2301 N Central Avenue | Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

Schools can choose from six tour options during the 2018-19 school year. All tours at the Heard Museum are available from September 2018 – May 2019 unless otherwise noted. Tours begin at either 9:30 am or 10:30 am. See below for descriptions.

Tour Option #1: Home: Native People of the Southwest

HOME: Native People in the Southwest highlights the ancestral and present-day Native people of the Greater Southwest. This exhibit shows a wide array of artifacts including pottery, baskets and Hopi katsina dolls. Experience the Heard’s most prized masterpieces, sweeping landscapes, poetry and personal recollections on an unforgettable journey through the Southwest and the vibrant arts and cultures of Native people.

Max. Group Size: 80 students per tour
Grades: K-12
Tour Length: 60 minutes

Tour Option #2: HOME: Native People of the Southwest (abridged) & Highlights of the Heard

HOME: Native People in the Southwest highlights the ancestral and present-day Native people of the Greater Southwest. This exhibit shows a wide array of artifacts including pottery, baskets and Hopi katsina dolls. Experience the Heard’s most prized masterpieces, sweeping landscapes, poetry and personal recollections on an unforgettable journey through the Southwest and the vibrant arts and cultures of Native people.  In addition groups will also be guided through additional galleries as well, learning about the history of the Heard and connecting what they see in Home with the variety of art in other galleries throughout the museum.

Max. Group Size: 80 – 120 students per tour
Grades: K-12
Tour Length: 60 minutes

Tour Option #3: HOME: Native People of the Southwest (abridged w/activity + story)

This tour will allow you to see HOME: Native People in the Southwest which highlights the ancestral and present-day Native people of the Greater Southwest. This exhibit shows a wide array of artifacts including pottery, baskets and Hopi katsina dolls. This tour will only be 30 minutes. Following abridged tour students will be brought to classroom to listen to a reading of a Navajo story, and do an activity related to the story. Activity fee is $2.00 per student which will be paid by the school to the Heard.

Max. Group Size: 60 students per tour
Grades: K-2
Tour Length: 50 minutes

Tour Option #4: Highlights of the Heard

Highlights of the Heard takes students into every gallery in the museum. Students learn about each exhibit’s theme, and one or two artifacts in each gallery are highlighted. A variety of cultures and art forms are “highlighted” but not discussed in detail. This tour will not include our signature exhibit of Home: Native People of the Southwest, but will include all other current exhibitions.

Max. Group Size: 120 students per tour
Grades: 7-12
Tour Length: 60 minutes

Tour Option #5: Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories

This exhibit is an updated version of the Heard’s previous exhibition, Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience. The exhibit places archival materials, works of art, video, audio, and interactive technology in an immersive environment that conveys the complex history of these schools and recognizes the resilience, vitality, and creativity of American Indians. This exhibit will continue to explore the complex histories surrounding the United States’ government efforts during the 19th and 20th centuries to educate and assimilate American Indians students, as well as recognizing the resilience, and vitality of these children and their cultures.

Opens in February 2019
Max. Group Size: 
60 students per tour (for groups of 60+ students, groups may be guided in Home: Native People of the Southwest exhibition with a Boarding School main focus.
Grades: 5-12
Tour Length: 60 minutes

Tour Option #6: Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Circle 

Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit will explore the surprising and little-known story of how Inuit people and culture inspired one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, Henri Matisse. Included in the exhibition will be works by Matisse that have not been publicly shown in the United States, and will reunite dozens of stunning Yup’ik (Native Alaskan) mask sets that have been separated for more than a century. The exhibit will feature original artwork by Henri Matisse, Yup’ik masks, cultural objects, photographs, film, and ephemera, and will explore the shared creative impulses that transcend time and culture by examining the unexpected connection between the Great Master and the people of the Arctic.

Runs November 9, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Max. Group Size:
80 students per tour
Grades: 9-12
Tour Length: 60 minutes

Additional Information

Lunch Options: Food and drink are not allowed in the museum. Groups are welcome to stay onsite and eat lunch following their tour with advanced reservations.

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Parking: Buses will park alongside the Dorrance Education Center building.

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