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Native American Heritage Month

Live Art in The Quad

Piersten Doctor

Talented local artist, Piersten Doctor, honors Native American Heritage Month with live art.

Piersten Doctor

"Pushing my dynamic style through perspective poses that show powerful movements and gesture; As a Dine artist, I'm portraying and understanding my indigenous stories and hope to pass them on to my future kin, and hope they feel something when looking upon them. I hope to keep pushing my pieces by questioning what's been done and what I can paint by respectfully painting within what we keep sacred and what we may share. My name is Piersten Doctor and I'm born and raised here in Arizona. My favorite mediums is oil paint as I like to do fine art pieces as well as thick paintings with pallet knifes. I love mixing oil pastel with oil paint as it's something that excites my passion as each new piece is created. I hope to learn and do more murals as I'm still a novice with spray paint but very happy to be learning from my community of artist and mentors Jose Andres Giron and Roman P. Reyes at the Arizona Latino Arts and Cultural center."


Join us in observing Native American Heritage Month throughout November. We encourage our community members to take the time to learn about the importance of Native American history and how we can protect their vibrant culture today. 

Throughout this month, we'll be sharing resources that the Heard Museum team has shared to encourage engagement with American Indian art and culture. 

Kids Activities

Zuni Bracelet
Yua Paper Dolls

Transitional Textile Postcards

Virtual Artist Workshops

Hoop Dancing-Tony Duncan