An easy drive from Vive is a museum dedicated to the advancement of Native American art.
We're talking about the Heard Museum, and it boasts that since its founding, it has grown in size and stature to become internationally recognized for its collections and world-class exhibitions.
Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith
Born in 1898, Awa Tsireh started painting in 1917, and within a few years, his work was exhibited nationally. This exhibit chronicles both his painting and metalwork career, and the display includes his silver brooches and trays decorated with intricate stamp work.
Home: Native People in the Southwest
Home is where visitors learn about the Native peoples of the Southwest and hear their fascinating stories in their own words. It also features some of the museum's most prized masterpieces such as five hundred Hopi katsina dolls, textiles, and a twenty-foot mural that features a cultural portrait of the Yaqui.
Pablita Velarde's Studio
Known as one of the twentieth century's leading painters, Pablita Velarde was an artist who was ahead of her time as she painted in an era when it was a male art form. The museum states that she was dedicated to using her art to depict the traditional ways of life that she feared would be lost, and this exhibit features an accurate recreation of her working studio.
The Heard Museum is just one of the cultural attractions that you can enjoy if you call our apartments in Chandler home. Please contact us to schedule a tour so you can see our amenities firsthand.
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