Updated: Jul 23, 2020
I know it's COVID-19 shut down and everyone is going batty right now. I know my kids are at the least. I have a 14 year old and 16 year old and instead of having them on XBOX or on Tik Tok, I try to get them out and enjoy the sights of Phoenix and surrounding cities.
I've blogged extensively about the great outdoor activities to do in Phoenix but sometimes you just don't want to deal with the summer heat. What can you do? How about heading out to the Heard Museum of Native American Art.
At almost 91 years old, the Heard Museum has grown in stature to become recognized for it's outstanding quality of its collections, world-class exhibitions, and educational programming. Established by Maie Heard in 1929, the museum was for the advancement of American Indian art. The Heard Museum highlights the stories of American Indian culture from a first-person perspective, as well as art exhibitions that showcase the beauty of traditional and contemporary Indian works of art.
"The Heard Museum sets the standard for collaborating with American Indian artists and tribal communities to provide visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art of Native people, especially those from the Southwest."
Located on Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the museum hosts 200,000 visitors a year The museum's 11 exhibit galleries and beautiful outdoor courtyards feature outstanding traditional and contemporary American Indian art. The Heard Museum Shop offers an array of authentic Native art, while the Berlin Gallery features outstanding contemporary fine art for purchase. Make it a family day and enjoy The Cafe for it's Southwest-inspired salads, sandwiches and soups.
The museum is open every day from Tuesday - Sunday from 10am - 4pm.