The Heard Museum : Michelin's recommendations
Devoted to Native American culture and art, especially Southwest tribes, this fine museum contains 10 exhibition galleries and 32,000 works of art. Arches, colonnades and courtyards are hallmarks of Spanish Colonial architecture. The story of its 1929 founding is told in the Sandra Day O'Connor Gallery. The Kitchell Gallery, near the entrance, provides an orientation to baskets, jewelry, pottery and textiles; the Crossroads Gallery offers contemporary painting and sculpture. More Than Art provides an introduction to Native American art, integrating the oral traditions of some of Arizona's 21 tribal cultures-the Hohokam, O'odham and Pima of the Sonoran Desert, the Mogollon and Apache of the Uplands, the Pai, Navajo, Pueblo, Hopi and Zuni of the Colorado Plateau. We Are! Arizona's First People is an interactive facility that teaches tribal history and traditions. The Heard's most impressive gallery, Native Peoples of the Southwest, is undergoing a renovation process that includes moving the Heard Museum North to Scottsdale in 2007. The gallery explores the traditions of Arizona tribes within the context of their unique geographical environs, and incorporates an artist-in-residence program. The offshoot Katsina Doll Gallery displays nearly 500 hand-carved Hopi kachinas.
- Address : 2301 N. Central Ave. USA - Phoenix AZ 85004-132385004-1323Phoenix
- Phone : (602) 252-8848
- Website : http://www.heard.org
Opening hours :
- 9.30am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm -closed some Bank Hols