Monday, February 15, 2010
Heard Museum, Phoenix tourism
One of the America’s newest, fastest-growing major urban centers, metropolitan Phoenix lies at the northern tip of the Sonora Desert, in the Valley of the Sun, named for its 330 plus days of sunshine each year. Now chic Scottsdale began in 1901 as fewer than a dozen adobe houses and 30 odd tents put up by seekers of healthful desert air. Glendale and Peoria on the wet side and Temper, Mesa, Gilbert and Candler o the east constitute the nation’s third largest Silicon Valley. Excellent hiking, golf, shopping and dinning and some of the best luxury resorts in the country make the valley of the country’s leading business and vocation destinations.
The Heard Museum with a stunning expansion reaffirms it position as the world’s foremost showcase of Native American art and culture. This is a fantastic place to visit. The exceptional collection of find art, basketry and pottery, including first class contemporary work, is supplemented by interactive exhibits, a multimedia show and live demonstration by artisans and performers. Western paintings are a primary focus of the galleries at the Phoenix Art Museum.