What You'll Get
Like a mirror, art reflects the beauty of the world around us, reveals who we truly are, and can contain a lot of unattended bowls of fruit. Reflect on the splendor around you with today's Groupon: for $37, you get a one-year family membership to the Heard Museum (a $75 value). The family membership includes free admission to the Heard Museum in Phoenix for two adults and any children or grandchildren under the age of 18, as well as free admission at Heard Museum North Scottsdale.
Neighboring Arizona's 22 Indian tribal communities, the Heard Museum enriches with comprehensive exhibits, festivals, and collections focused on American Indian art, cultural interpretations, and history. The museum's signature exhibit, Home: Native People in the Southwest, contains nearly 2,000 Southwestern American Indian artifacts, such as jewelry, pottery, beadwork, and Spider-Man comics; a sculpture garden with regional greenery; and a full-sized Navajo hogan. Upcoming exhibits include Navajo Weaving in the Late 20th Century, opening February 5, which chronicles the evolution of Navajo weavings.
Family members will also enjoy advance-purchase discount tickets to the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest, the Guild Indian Fair & Market, and more. A 10% discount is granted at The Café and both Heard Museum shops, where members may purchase pottery, Navajo folk art, books, Super Bowl trophies, and jewelry.
Splash magazine reviewed the Heard Museum's Home exhibit. Frommer's calls the museum "invaluable" and TripAdvisors give it an average rating of four owl eyes. Yahoo! Travelers and Yelpers give the museum an average of 4.5 stars.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per household, may buy multiple as gifts. Must activate membership by 4/17, membership expires 1 year from activation date. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Heard Museum
Step beneath the domed, packed-mud ceiling of a traditional Navajo family dwelling. Weave a Yavapai burden basket. Explore a secluded garden filled with bronze sculptures of women in prayer. By immersing visitors in Native American artifacts and artworks, the Heard Museum's exhibits strive to illuminate the cultural legacy of Arizona’s indigenous peoples. The collections emphasize first-person accounts of Native cultures, not only through artwork, but also in interviews with Native Americans, portraits by Navajo photographers, and monthly lectures. In addition to showcasing historical artifacts, the Heard Museum exhibits contemporary American Indian artwork. Like a ballerina trapped on a carousel, exhibits rotate often, and have included collections of Native American bolo ties, Hopi pottery, and 20th-century paintings depicting Native ceremony. Passing on cultural traditions to future generations, the staff educates children with tours, and brings Native American presentations and curricula to area schools.