by Joe Szabo, Szabo Group
Below are some of the highlights of the best things to see at the Heard Museum in Phoenix:
Visit the HOME: Native People in the Southwest exhibit, which features pre-historic, historic and contemporary art, artifacts, and video presentations. All of these elements combine and tell stories about the cultures of American Indians in the Southwest. Be sure to take note of the art fence located at the entrance of this exhibit. It’s made of glass and clay and was designed to represent borders and the conflicting feeling of living in two worlds. Also be sure to check out the collection of katsina dolls on display in this exhibit.
In the We Are! Arizona’s First People exhibit, be sure to check out the mural titled “Fear of a Red Planet” which showcases scenes from American Indian history that have had an impact on the lives of American Indian people living in the Southwest.
For kids, there are three galleries which feature hands-on take-home activities and interactive displays. They can make a Yaqui-inspired paper flower or bandolier bag.
Claiming to provide moving stories is the Remembering Our Indian School Days: The Boarding School Experience.
The Heard Museum shop buys directly from hundreds of American Indian artists and offers jewelry, pottery, katsina dolls and more. It also features a great selection of books by and about American Indians.
Be sure to grab a meal or snack at The Café. The food is has a Southwest-inspired flavor to it.
The Heard Museum is located at 2301 N Central Avenue in Phoenix. For more information visit: www.heard.org
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