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Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: 602 252-8840
Fax: 602 252-9757

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The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad cultures and art of American Indians of the Southwest. Located on Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix, the museum hosts 200,000 visitors a year and "provides Indian artists with a wonderful home that will excite and inspire visitors from around the world," according to Arizona Highways. The museum's 11 spacious 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. The Cafe whips up tasty Southwest-inspired salads, sandwiches and soups; visit the Cantina for gourmet coffee drinks and snacks.

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  • Distance from Downtown Phoenix (in miles): 2
  • Distance from Sky Harbor International Airport (in miles): 8


  1. The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century

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    The Houser/Haozous Family: Celebrating a Century pays homage to the birth of a child and a modern Indian nation through the art of an acclaimed family of artists. In 1914, the Chiricahua Apache people were released from their status of prisoners of war and given allotments of land in and around Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Some headed west to join the Mescalero Apache in New Mexico, while other Chiricahuas stayed to claim land allotments in Oklahoma. Eventually, this group of Apaches was recognized as the modern Fort Sill Apache Tribe. Shortly after, Allan Houser, who would grow to become one of the century’s greatest American Indian artists, was born at Fort Sill, Oklahoma on June 30. The exhibit commemorates these anniversaries of creativity and freedom through art of Allan Houser and sons Bob Haozous and Phillip Haozous. The stories and art of Fort Sill Apache prisoners of war has long served as inspiration for this family’s art.