American Indian Art Magazine - V30 #3
Summer 2005 - Heard Museum 75th Anniversary Issue
- A Small Building to Put Things In
In its seventy-fifth anniversary year, that "small building" — the Heart Museum in Phoenix, Arizona — has grown to 125,000 square fett, presenting in its exhibit galleries one of the finest regional collections of native art, numbering more than 32,000 pieces. This article describes the museum's founding and the collectors and supports who have built the museum's collections.
- Native American Silversmiths in the Southwest
Since the late 1800s, store owners in the Southwest have employed Native American silversmiths to demonstrate their work and create jewelry for sale. This article recounts th history of this practice, profiles some better- known silversmiths and presents jewelry, now in the Hear Museum's collections, by these artists.
- A Beautiful Resistance: American Indian Paintings at the Heart Museum
Presents an overview of the Heard Museum's collection of Native American paintings, which now number around 3,000, and highlights some selected pieces from the collection.
- The Volz Collection of Hopi Katsina Dolls at the Heard Museum
Examines the collection of Hopi katsina dolls donated to the Heart Museum by the Fred Harvey Company, which purchased them from Indian trader Frederick William Volz in 1901, and discusses the way in which Volz influenced the making of katsina dolls for the tourist trade.
120 pp ~ illustrated — ©2005