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Over the Edge: Fred Harvey at the Grand Canyon and in the Great Southwest

  • Heard Museum
    2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
  • December 19, 2018 to January 1, 2019
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: 602-252-8840
  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Price: $18 adults, $13.50 seniors 65+, $7.50 college students w/ID, $7.50 children ages 6-17, FREE for children 5 and younger, American Indians and museum members.

The name Fred Harvey conjures up images of Harvey Girls in their starched white aprons, superlative service and luxurious lodging in what many Easterners believed was still the Wild West, and “exotic” Native art – and the artists who created these works of pottery, textiles, baskets, jewelry and other art – along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. Among the sites serviced by the Fred Harvey Company was the Grand Canyon, home to some of Harvey architect Mary Jane Colter’s most famous buildings including Bright Angel Lodge, Desert View Watchtower, Phantom Ranch, Hopi House, Hermit’s Rest and Lookout Studio. This exhibit explores the story and history of Harvey, the company he founded and his role in opening up the West to tourists and Native art collectors.  As this is designed to be a long-term exhibit, Over the Edge has no closing date in the foreseeable future.

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
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…