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Heard Museum’s Frida exhibit extended after shattering records

The Heard Museum is extending its Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit through Monday, Sept. 4, citing overwhelming response and support from museum visitors and the community at large. The exhibit, the only North American stop on a limited world tour, opened in Phoenix in April. Already, nearly 80,000 have toured the exhibit, which has… Read More →

Heard Museum launching fellowship program with $300K grant

The Heard Museum has been awarded a $300,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch a fellowship program centered on care and long-term preservation of Navajo textiles while potentially gaining new insights into conservation techniques. The new program – Opening A Window: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship Program – will provide in-depth, paid training and the… Read More →

Iconic ‘Frida’ exhibit coming to Heard Museum

Heard Museum visitors will have a rare opportunity to see masterpieces by legendary 20th Century Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera when the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit opens April 11 in Phoenix. This will be the only North American stop on a limited world tour that began in October at the Art Gallery of New South… Read More →

Photos: Heard Museum’s first new gallery in 11 years

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by in Experience AZ Magazine

For the first time in 11 years the Heard Museum opened its first new gallery, starting with an art exhibit featuring 200 American Indian artworks from renowned collections, including pieces from the museum’s permanent collection. The first exhibit within the new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery, “Beauty Speaks for Us,” features pottery, textiles,… Read More →

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is keynote at journalism conference

Your eyes don’t deceive you. Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be the keynote speaker at a journalism conference in Phoenix. You can leave the pink underwear at home, though. The keynote will be in an interview format with Arizona Republic columnist E.J. Montini. “America’s Toughest Sheriff” will discuss journalism and his reputation in the media —… Read More →

Heard Museum releases February 2016 calendar

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

EXHIBITS Frida Kahlo: Her Photos (On display through Monday, Feb. 8, 2016; see below) The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century (on display through Sunday, April 3, 2016) Gifted! Recent Additions to the Heard Collection (On display through Sunday, May 22, 2016) We Are! Arizona’s First People (On display through Sunday, May 22, 2016) Las Favoritas De Frida: Selections from the… Read More →

Latino market comes to Heard Museum Nov. 14 & 15

Jacob Meders, Heard Museum, Arist Profile
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Now in its 14th consecutive year, the Heard Museum El Mercado de las Artes returns this Nov. 14 and 15 to offer an exclusive immersion into the world of Latino culture and art at the museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. With more than 65 Hispanic artists from Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico and South America, El Mercado is set to feature a… Read More →

Local business owners get a chance at commercial fame

Mutual of Omaha is traveling cross-country in search of local business owners’ “aha moments.” Defined by Mutual of Omaha as a moment when someone has a “clarity of purpose,” these aha moments have inspired Mutual of Omaha ad campaigns for the last five years. Phoenix residents will have a chance on May 11 and 12… Read More →

Valley Leadership honors Man & Woman of the Year

Valley Leadership announced Tommy Espinoza and Judy Shannon as the organization’s 2014 Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the 66th Annual Man & Woman of the Year awards luncheon in March 2015. A native of Phoenix, Espinoza has demonstrated long-term,… Read More →

Ernest Siva named 11th Spirit of the Heard recipient

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The Heard Museum is proud to present its 11th annual Spirit of the Heard award to Ernest H. Siva (Cahuilla/Serrano). The ceremony will take place during the Arizona American Indian Excellence in Leadership Awards on Nov. 4 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas in Scottsdale, Arizona. “We are honored to bestow this award upon… Read More →

Bernards Partners With Heard Museum

by in Business News

Bernards, a nationally ranked multidisciplinary commercial builder and construction management company, is currently overseeing a full assessment for the Heard Museum’s main campus in Phoenix. The end goal of Bernards’ assessment is to provide recommendations and system solutions that could ultimately lead to an extension of the museum’s capacity and range in attracting exhibits. “To… Read More →

FEI, Az Business present CFO of the Year awards

Financial Executives International (FEI) Arizona Chapter and Az Business magazine presented the 7th Annual CFO of the Year Awards at the Arizona Biltmore. The awards recognize professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. Read all about the finalists below, then check out photos of the event. Finalists were Bradley C. Anderson,… Read More →

Heard Museum Names New CEO

by in Business News | Nonprofit

James Pepper Henry has been named as the Heard Museum’s director and CEO. Henry comes to the Heard after a successful six-year tenure at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Alaska’s premier art, history and science institution. There, he oversaw the completion of the museum’s $110 million, 80,000-square-foot expansion, including the debut of the new… Read More →

Top 5: Arizona Museums (Fall-Winter 2012)

Top 5: Arizona Museums, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

The Top 5 Arizona Museums — as voted on by Experience AZ readers: Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050 (480) 478-6000 themim.org At the first global musical-insturment museum, nearly 300 exhibits immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of the world’s instruments. Phoenix Art Museum 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ… Read More →