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Norman Rockwell's Big Picture Paintings

McKinney, TX
Join us for a brown bag lunch and see examples of The Illustrator as Artist - Norman Rockwell's big picture paintings.

March Tea & Conversation - Formals Fashion Showcase and Luncheon

McKinney, TX
Come for lunch and tea at 2:00 PM and then at 3:00 PM, enter the front room for a beautiful fashion show of formals and cocktail dresses, compliments of SAY YES TO YOUR DRESS and the FAMILY PLACE BOUTIQUE.

Spring Formals Fashion Showcase

McKinney, TX
Limited seats are available for the 3:00 - 4:00 pm Spring Fashion Showcase held in conjunction with the Heard-Craig Tea & Conversation luncheon.

Miracle Cures and Salvation in the Isenheim Altarpiece

McKinney, TX
“It is a well-known fact that The Isenheim Altarpiece has in the past been seen as having central significance as a ‘medium for healing’ by the Antonites. To what extent this function has taken hold again in our ‘modern’ t... read more

An Art Meets Floral Tea Luncheon

McKinney, TX
In celebration of McKinney ARTS IN BLOOM and to kick off the local ART MEETS FLORAL event, the Heard-Craig Center will host an Art Meets Floral Tea & Luncheon on Friday, April 12th from 11:30 - 1:00 PM.   Designers, Artist... read more

Granddaughter Tea -The Kindness Quilt

McKinney, TX
Every year, the Heard-Craig Center in downtown McKinney hosts several Mother/Daughter and Granddaughter Teas.  The April 27, 2019 Granddaughter breakfast will once again feature a short program and art project, followed by... read more

The Life and Works of Winslow Homer - An American Master

McKinney, TX
Born in 1836, Winslow Homer learned the art of watercolors from his mother.  He later became one of the great American watercolor artists.  Join us as Dr. Clair Robertson, Collin College, shares information about Homer's l... read more

Klepper as Painter, Etcher, Drawer, Teacher - On the Wall of the Post Office

McKinney, TX
On the wall of the McKinney Post Office (now the Collin County History Museum) is a mural by artist Frank Klepper.  On the walls of the McKinney Heard-Craig Center for the Arts are beautiful original works by the artist hi... read more

Creating Beautiful Tablescapes

McKinney, TX
Dear Heard-Craig Center:  Martha Stewart will regretfully not be able to be with you on June 12, 2019 for your CREATING BEAUTIFUL TABLESCAPES afternoon tea.  However, we know that Ms. Lauren Plamer of THE ART OF LIVING BEA... read more
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Past Events

A Red Velvet Valentines Tea

A Red Velvet Valentines Tea

McKinney, TX
For the Valentines Day week, celebrate with your friends at a Heard-Craig Red Velvet Valentines Tea from 11:30 - 1:00 PM in the elegant dining room, parlor, or library.   Group reservations and/or company reservations can be made by calling 972-569-6909.
Tue, Feb 12 2019 11:30 AM Thu, Feb 14 2019 1:00 PM

Recent Discoveries from the Viking Age

Recent Discoveries from the Viking Age

McKinney, TX
Join us for some free insight into the recent discoveries from the Viking Age.   Discoveries will be shared by Dr. Clair Robertson from Collin Community College.  The sharing session will be held in the Carriage House, located directly behind the main Heard-Craig Center at 205 W Hunt Street.  Att...
Wednesday, February 6 2019 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Chinese New Year-Special Tours of the Heard-Craig Asian Collection

Chinese New Year-Special Tours of the Heard-Craig Asian Collection

McKinney, TX
In celebration of Chinese New Year, February 5, 2019, the Heard-Craig will be available to conduct special tours of its Asian Collection.   Set inside the historical Center, the Asian artifacts were collected by the Heard Family from a lifetime of travel.   Reservations are important and group to...
Tuesday, February 5 2019 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

John Heard Astin & John Astin Perkins - Snapshot of Art, Architecture & Design

John Heard Astin & John Astin Perkins - Snapshot of Art, Architecture & Design

McKinney, TX
John Heard Astin, nephew of Kathry Heard-Craig, was an outstanding artist and illustrator. His cousin, famed Dallas Designer John Astin Perkins (nephew of Nina Heard Astin) had an early career in architecture prior to finding his niche as the "go to" interior designer for all the wealthy of Highl...
Mon, Jan 28 2019 9:00 AM Fri, Feb 1 2019 3:00 PM

Lu Peters Shares the Fine Art of Japanese BORO (Limited tickets available)

Lu Peters Shares the Fine Art of Japanese BORO (Limited tickets available)

McKinney, TX
Make your reservation to attend an Edelweiss group presentation on January 18th to hear Dallas speaker Lu Peters talk about the fine art of Japanese boro.   Ms. Peters is well known for her artistry work with the Dallas Area Fiber Artists organization (www.dallasfiberarts.org) and she delights au...
Friday, January 18 2019 12:00 PM 2:30 PM

Heard-Craig Granddaughter's Holiday Breakfast Tea

Heard-Craig Granddaughter's Holiday Breakfast Tea

McKinney, TX
During this season of giving, the Heard-Craig presents a Holiday Granddaughter Tea featuring a reading of "The Gift of the Magi", followed by an art project that creates an embellished Hair Comb.   After the program, attendees walk to the Main heard-Craig museum for a quiche and french toast brea...
Saturday, December 29 2018 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Holiday Mother/Daughter Holiday Tea at the Heard-Craig House

Holiday Mother/Daughter Holiday Tea at the Heard-Craig House

McKinney, TX
With the hectic holiday behind, now is perfect to spend a few hours connecting and re-connecting with your cherished family.  Bring your mother, your daughter, or a special someone to a lunch and tea at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in downtown McKinney.   A lovely, gentile setting, the Hea...
Thursday, December 27 2018 11:30 AM 1:00 PM

December Tea & Conversation-MHS Honor Choir

December Tea & Conversation-MHS Honor Choir

McKinney, TX
Tuesday, December 11 still has tickets available (as of November 21, 2018) and the Program begins at 2:30 PM in the Carriage House.    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 is Sold Out unless you're registering for an already reserved private group.  (Call the office for more information if needed).  Al...
Tue, Dec 11 2018 2:30 PM Wed, Dec 12 2018 5:00 PM

SOLD OUT: Art History Lecture - Visual History of Santa Claus

SOLD OUT: Art History Lecture - Visual History of Santa Claus

McKinney, TX
On December 5, join Dr. Clair Robertson for a Visual History of Santa Claus in American Popular Culture.   The lecture is  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.   ATTENDEES may bring a brown bag lunch (12:30 - 1:30 PM). Lectures are held in the Carriage House.
Wednesday, December 5 2018 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Heard-Craig GRANDDAUGHTER TEA

Heard-Craig GRANDDAUGHTER TEA

McKinney, TX
Join us in the Carriage House at 2:00 PM for a program called "The Magic Lantern" where attendees see a very old projection unit (the "lantern" and watch as old glass pieces are put into the projector to make the story move "magically".  The program will be done by the Heritage Farmstead Museum (...
Tuesday, November 20 2018 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

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