For the first time in eleven years, the Phoenix Arizona, Heard Museum is opening an exciting new 7,000-square-foot Indian art exhibit. The new art show will be open between Feb, 9th- April 2nd.
This exclusive exhibit will feature over 200 rare pieces Indian artwork from both the Heard Museum’s extensive collection of 40,000 art pieces, and the highly regarded collections of over five different contributors. Some of these exceptional pieces will be displayed to the public for the first time anywhere!
This Gallery was made possible thanks to a generous 1.25 million dollar donation from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust that the gallery was named after. Additionally, this new art exhibit’s creation is also thanks to the generous donations of the museum’s many patrons and sponsors like The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation as well as the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust.
The Heard Museum’s new Gallery was designed with custom display cases and various energy efficient technologies to help bring the Museum into the modern age. It is hoped that the museum remodeling will contribute to better connecting the people of today to their ancestors in the past. The exhibit will contain art from both the past and from more recent masters like Maria Martinez, Fritz Scholder, and Charles Loloma.
The inaugural exhibit “Beauty Speaks for Us” will be featured in the new Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery. This gallery will include many different types of traditional Indian artwork including, paintings, pottery, jewelry, textiles, beadwork, basketry, carving and much more!
On the evening of Thursday, February 9th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, there will be a special event called “Bespoke: A Celebration of Beauty,” with the official public opening of the main exhibit on Feb 10th. Tickets for the special event will be priced at only $100.00, and the event itself will include live entertainment, food, and champagne!