About The Heard Museum and The Heard Museum Shops

Dwight and Maie Bartlett Heard
Since its founding in 1929, the Heard Museum has grown in size and stature to become recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, world-class exhibitions, educational programming and its unmatched festivals. Dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art, the Heard successfully presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions that showcase the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary 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.

The Heard Museum Shops continues this collaboration and partnership. The shop has grown from its humble beginnings in 1956 to become one of the nation’s finest purveyors of American Indian art. The majority of pieces in the extensive inventory are purchased directly from hundreds of artists. Only the finest in authentic American Indian jewelry, pottery, paintings, sculpture, Katsina dolls and weavings are selected for sale. Many books relating to American Indian cultures and the Southwest are also available, including hard-to-find selections and publications by American Indian authors.

Bruce McGee, Director of Retail Sales, has spent his entire life purchasing and selling American Indian art. Mr. McGee states, “The Heard Museum Shops guarantee all of our handmade products to be authentic. That is the promise of the Heard Museum.”

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