Antiques Roadshow to Feature Heard Museum Collection

Viewers of the popular PBS television series “Antiques Roadshow” will get a special treat during the final Phoenix episode on Monday, May 3 at 8 p.m. with a special segment showcasing three pieces from the Heard Museum’s collection of more than 2,550 American Indian baskets. “Roadshow” host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Natalie Linn will discuss the history, artistry and comparable value of three baskets from the Panamint, Pomo and Apache cultures. The segment was filmed on Saturday, August 1, 2009, during “Roadshow’s” trip to Phoenix.

More than 11 million viewers see PBS’s highest-rated series, “Antiques Roadshow,” each week. In each hour-long episode, specialists from the country’s leading auction houses — Bonhams and Butterfields, Christie’s, Doyle New York, Skinner and Sotheby’s — and independent dealers from across the nation offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. “Antiques Roadshow” cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-lost items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds.

“The Heard Museum is proud to partner with ‘Antiques Roadshow’ in presenting some of the best American Indian art produced over the past century,” says Dr. Letitia Chambers, director of the Heard Museum. “Both the Heard and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ engage in educating the public about artifacts that represent our nation’s rich history, including the history and arts of tribal communities. It was natural for our two organizations to come together to showcase basketry, one of Indian Country’s most ancient artforms.”

“Antiques Roadshow” is broadcast on KAET-TV, Channel 8, Mondays at 8 p.m. The first two episodes featuring appraisals from Phoenix are schedule to be broadcast on April 19 and 26.

About the Heard Museum
Since 1929, the Heard Museum has educated visitors from around the world about the art and cultures of Native people of the Southwest. With more than 39,000 artifacts in its permanent collection, an education center and award-winning Shop and Café, the Heard remains committed to being a place of learning, discovery and unforgettable experiences.