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Arty Girl: Let's Talk the Heard Museum North

If you're a native Phoenician, you may see the Heard museum's permanent collection as a total snooz-fest. Thank the public school curriculum for drilling us with annual field trips to the Heard during elementary school for that. You can only mash corn in a stone bowl so many times until it becomes a little mundane.

But, we're all grown up now and it may be time to revisit what the Heard has to offer. Tomorrow, if you can afford the drive or happen to live in the North Valley, you can have a whole new experience at Heard Museum North and finally understand why tourists go out of their way to hit up the museum we so often take for granted.  

The "Let's Talk About...Lunchtime Lecture Series" features rotating speakers every Tuesday through March 17th about topics related to the Heard Museum, Fine Art and Native American Culture.

This week, join Janet Cantley, curator of community museums at the Heard for her lecture about Apache Cultural Arts. She'll bring those same baskets, clothing and other artwork made by various Apache groups but, this time, you can all have an adult conversation about it.

Let's Talk About...Lunchtime Lecture Series, Apache Cultural Arts starts at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24th at Heard Museum North Scottsdale, 32633 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-488-9817. For more information and future lecture dates, visit

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Lilia Menconi
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