The Heard Museum's Berlin Gallery, which opened its doors in 2006, is a captivating addition to the Heard Museum Shop and a powerful new model of space and form. At 1,000 square feet, it connects to the Heard Museum Shop with a spectacular angled 20-foot ceiling that fills with light.
The Berlin Gallery is committed to promoting and selling the work of the finest contemporary American Indian artists. The gallery features an extraordinary collection of paintings, sculpture, photography and works on paper by artists who are considered groundbreakers, stand in the forefront of their careers and are the masters of their fields. In doing so, it extends the educational mission of the Heard Museum by offering a dynamic venue for the display and sale of the "best of the best" of American Indian art.
The Heard continues its leadership role in bringing contemporary Native art and artists into the larger arts conversation while also providing collectors with the opportunity to encounter and collect strong and exciting artwork. The strength and tenacity of 20th and 21st century Indian artists help us recognize and confirm that American Indian culture is alive and thriving.
As a whole, artists represented by the Berlin Gallery have been included in the collections of the Heard Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, the Thomas F. Gilcrease Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum, Seattle Art Museum, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, the Arts and Embassies Program, U.S. State Department, The Centre Georges Pompidou, The British Royal Collection, the National Portrait Gallery, the Philbrook Museum of Art, The Sundance Institute and the Japanese Royal Collection.