The Heard is a living museum celebrating Native people of the Southwest through its world famous collections, spectacular exhibitions, colorful festivals, artist demonstrations and artist residency programs. With exhibition galleries, outdoor sculpture gardens, and an upscale Shop and Café, the Heard Museum offers unrivalled experiences of Southwestern cultures. The Heard Museum’s galleries feature traditional and contemporary American Indian art. Especially noted is the museum’s broad array of katsina dolls, which includes a collection donated by the late Senator Barry M. Goldwater.
With 285,000 square feet, Phoenix Art Museum is the largest visual arts museum in the Southwest. Over 18,000 works make up the Museum’s collection emphasizing American, Asian, European, modern and contemporary, Latin American, Western American art, as well as fashion design. Not to be missed are the Thorne Miniature Rooms and the Lemon Art Research Library with more than 75,000 titles for research or personal use.
Pueblo Grande Museum is located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site once inhabited by the ancestors of the 4 southern tribes of the O’Odham, referred to as the Sonoran Desert people (Hohokam). The museum is located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929 and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix.