New Heard Museum Exhibition Features Arizona’s Official Neckwear

Arizona’s many historical buildings, museums and local culture have made it a go-to place for tourists and snow birds. The Heard Museum’s new exhibition, Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary, is opening to the general public this Saturday November 19th and will continue through September 3, 2012.  “Originated in the 1940s, popularized by mid-century cowboy stars like the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers, elevated to an art form by inspired Native American jewelers and silversmiths, the bolo tie has long been a stylish accessory for both men and women. Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary brings together some of the finest examples from the Heard Museum’s own collection and the vast holdings of collector Norman L. Sandfield.”

There will be an exclusive sneak peek preview event taking place tomorrow evening for media. Heard President and CEO Dr. Letitia Chambers, as well as Heard curator Diana Pardue, will be available to speak about the exhibition. The museum giftshop will also be featuring Southwestern jewelers from Arizona and New Mexico, making their one-of-a kind bolo ties available to the public.  This exhibition is inspired by Pardue and Sandfield’s recent book, which they authored, and they will be on hand to sign it in the bookstore. There will be tasty drinks and appetizers, along with live music in the Courtyard.

Phoenix Fashion Week’s own Media Team was lucky enough to get an invite to this exciting event, and we will be out in full force. Expect live tweets, pictures, etc., along with an update post featuring the best street style fashions seen.

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Article by Lauren Pfingstag for Phoenix Fashion Week

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