The Heard Museum has a wonderfully displayed collection of Southwestern Indian artifacts, arranged with well-presented information about the history and the culture. We took one of the hourly tours, and the docent was a true expert, and passionate about the material. One surprise was encountering Barry Goldwater's collection of hundreds of kachina dolls. Who knew? We also were lucky to be there during the exhibit on Georgia O'Keefe, which was excellent. The outdoor sculpture garden, featuring contemporary Indian artists, also was amazing. The docent informed us that the Arizona tribes prefer to be called Indian rather than Native American so that is the term used through out the museum.
We stopped at the museum cafe because we were starving, not expecting much, and were rewarded with one of our best meals of the trip - fresh made carrot-cumin soup, artisanal salads, and what the waitress described as "the world's best Arnold Palmers" - and she might not have been exaggerating.
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