Phoenix, AZ: Heard Museum

Visit: We visited old friend and former student/colleague Ceasar Chaves, who is Art Director for the Heard Museum in Phoenix. In addition to a wonderful visit (and some great meals) with Caesar, we were delighted to explore the Heard Museum. It is perhaps the finest gathering of Native American art and design in any single location.

Discoveries: The Archives in the Heard Museum Library:

"The Archival materials reflect a broad spectrum of relationships and activities with American Indians, including more than 300,000 historic and contemporary photographs. Major collections include the Fred Harvey Company photographs and papers, the R. Brownell McGrew photographs and papers, the Barry Goldwater color photography collection, American Indian Boarding School Collection and the collections of American Indian artists Harry Fonseca, Kay WalkingStick and Ramona Sakiestewa. The Archives hold approximately 300 linear feet of manuscripts, personal collections and other cultural materials, including more than 150 linear feet of institutional records from the Heard."