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Arty Girl: Heard Museum West Sets a Date for Closure

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I know, I know...so sad.

The West Valley doesn't seem to be doing so well these days. Earlier this month, West Valley Art Museum "temporarily" closed (read my blog about it) and now, Heard Museum West is calling it quits.

New Times staff writer, Niki D'Andrea, blogged about this issue in early August, when Heard Museum Director Frank Goodyear Jr., speculated a closure by the end of the year.

Now, September 19th is marked as the final day of operations for this three-year location. The Heard, a nationally-renowned museum of Native American history and contemporary culture in central Phoenix, set up the community museum in Surprise in June 2006 as a permanent fixture for outreach efforts. This location, along with another in the North Valley, was launched to share the Heard's educational programming and community events valley-wide.

For the final two weeks (starting September 5th), Heard Museum West is offering free admission and a 20% discount in the gift shop for visitors. You'll also receive 2-for-1 coupons to the Heard's downtown location.

Scheduled programming will continue until the closing date (for a description of events, click here).

*Sniff*

Heard Museum West, 16126 N. Civic Center Plaza in Surprise, 623-344-2200, heard.org/west.

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