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Review of Heard Museum

Heard Museum
Ranked #6 of 240 things to do in Phoenix
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Owner description: The foremost showcase of Native American art and culture in the U.S., the Heard Museum reveals the cultures of tribes in the region through exhibits, demonstrations and live performances and displays the work of contemporary Native American artists. Artists demonstrate their work during the week and musicians perform on most weekends.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

What a wonderful museum! It’s worth a visit and give yourself time, there is more to see than you’d think at first glance. The exhibits are wonderful, we lingered over all the information on the artists, which gave fascinating perspective. Free guided tours are available but we just wandered. The Indian school section is heart breaking, something everyone should see.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

The facility is gorgeous. Enjoyed just sitting in the courtyard. The museum displays are interesting, informative, and, in some cases, sad.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours at the Heard Museum. They feature Native American artists and their work in several different rooms. In addition, significant real estate is dedicated to the everyday life of various tribes in the Southwest. The baskets, pottery, metal smithing, and artifacts are very beautifully displayed, clearly labeled, and described. Throughout these areas of the museum you sense a true reverence for America’s First Peoples, their art, and way of life. The Boarding school exhibit, on the other hand, is rather gut-wrenching. The fact that so many children were ripped from the arms of their families and sent to boarding schools intended to “remove the Indian” from them is appalling. Every American citizen should view this exhibit. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~George Santayana

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My wife visited the museum a number of years ago. Since then it has expanded and is currently over 100,000 square feet with the courtyard. If one is interested in native American history, this is the place. We spent about three hours there and got a wonderful appreciation for the facility, but it wasn't nearly enough time. The boarding school exhibit was quite moving and all the exhibits were exceptionally laid out and informative.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Tour guides were excellent. Convenient location. Beautiful grounds. Restaurant on site, looks good, but we did not eat.

Thank Chuck H
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