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Art History Lecture - Norman Rockwell

McKinney, TX CST
Join Dr. Clair Robertson, Collin College Professor, for an informative lecture about famous painter, Norman Rockwell.   Many of his Christmas and holiday theme paintings are iconic and well loved by a large amount of the pub… read more

Tea & Conversation - Reindeer: Riders in the Night Sky

McKinney, TX CST
The holidays are magical at the Heard-Craig Center and especially when the featured speaker, Sharon Hudgins, tells us about Reindeer: Riders in the Night Sky!  A Smithsonian and National Geographic Expert, Ms. Hudgins will p… read more

McKinney ARTISAN MARKET - December

McKinney, TX CST
For all your holiday gift giving, we invite you to stroll over to the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts and see the variety of vendors who will be selling original items including jewelry, accessories, art, clothing, and more.

Holiday Tea and Conversation 2022 - Music Program

McKinney, TX CST
Our Holiday Tea and Conversation December 13, 2022 features a Music Program in the Main House at 2:00 PM.   Following the program, attendees will enjoy a tea luncheon and desserts with warm conversation.   Reservations are r… read more

Candlelight Showcase of The Nutcracker - Songs Performed by the McKinney Flute Choir

McKinney, TX CST
Join us for a beautiful evening with the talented and ever-popular McKinney Flute Choir.  The music performed this evening will be a selection of songs from The Nutcracker Suite.  We know you will appreciate a lovely evening… read more

Children's Holiday Tea 2022 at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX CST
Join us for a holiday music performance while enjoying tea, desserts, and sandwiches.  Always a very elegant and special time for mothers, grandmothers, daughters, aunts, and more.

Art History Lecture Italian Baroque Sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini

McKinney, TX CST
Join Dr. Clair Robertson, Collin College, for an interesting discussion of Italian Baroque Sculptor, Gian Lorenzo Bernini.

Art History Lecture - Asian Art tour

McKinney, TX CST
Join Dr. Clair Robertson for a wonderful discussion of Asian Art.  Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch as the sessions are held from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in the Heard-Craig Carriage House.

Art History Lecture: Animals and Art

McKinney, TX CST
Join Dr. Clair Robertson for a wonderful discussion of all the types of animals that have been represented in art over the centuries.

Spring Tea and Conversation at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX CST
When the weather changes, people always feel that it's time to get out with friends and enjoy a light luncheon and tea.   We are the place to be in the spring for wonderful conversation related to the Program topic.  Program… read more

Art History Lecture - Sailor's Valentines

McKinney, TX CST
Join Dr. Clair Robertson for a very interesting discussion about Sailor's Valentines and other interesting natural art objects.

Celebrating Mothers Art History Lecture

McKinney, TX CST
Join Dr. Clair Robertson for a lecture on Celebrating Mothers: Iconic American Images.

Spring Garden Party at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX CST
Just in time to honor your mom, the Spring Garden Party is for Grandmothers/Mothers/Daughters who want to spend a little quality time together in the beautiful garden of the Heard-Craig Center.  Pull your pretty dresses and … read more

Picasso: What's the Big Deal? Art History Lecture

McKinney, TX CST
Dr. Clair Robertson, Collin College Art History Professor, will provide a rousing lecture about Pablo Picasso and explain why his artwork was and is such a big deal.   This session is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  If you are… read more

Michelangelo's Other Works: Art History Lecture

McKinney, TX CST
Join Dr. Clair Robertson, Collin College Art History Professor, for a glimpse of Michelangelo's work that is not as well known as the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel or the Sculpture of David.

The Art of Versailles Art History Lecture

McKinney, TX CST
Join Dr. Clair Robertson, Art History Professor at Collin College, as she takes us through the beautiful art inside the Palace of Versailles.  If you've not been to Versailles but always wanted to go, now is a great time to … read more

Make Your Own Journal Book with Dallas Artist April Soncrant

McKinney, TX CST
This workshop with Dallas Artist, April Soncrant, will walk you through the process of creating your own journal book with multiple pages and a stunning cover.  Each attendee will leave with their own book.

The Most Expensive Paintings in the World lecture

McKinney, TX CST
This FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC lecture will be provided by Dr. Clair Robertson, Art history Professor at Collin College.   The lecture will share information on many of the most expensive paintings in the world and why the… read more

Americans At Home: Images of Christmas Art History Lecture

McKinney, TX CST
Join Dr. Clair Robertson, Collin College, for a peek at the images of the family during the holidays.
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Past Events

Mockingbird Poetry Society December 2022

Mockingbird Poetry Society December 2022

McKinney, TX
Join the Mockingbird Poetry group on the first Saturday of the month to collaborate and share.  A great time is had by all.
Saturday, December 3 2022 1:30 PM 4:00 PM

McKinney ARTISAN MARKET - October

McKinney ARTISAN MARKET - October

McKinney, TX
Church Street in downtown McKinney will be bustling on October 15, 2022 with the Dia de los Muertos Festival and the Heard-Craig Fall Artisan Market.  Fifteen vendors will be on the patio along Church Street to share their wonderful sale items.   Bring a friend, enjoy the welcoming breeze and sit f…
Saturday, October 15 2022 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

McKinney Quilt Show - Dia de los Muertos

McKinney Quilt Show - Dia de los Muertos

Mckinney, TX
The Dia de los Muertos festival will be held in McKinney at Mithcell Park the weekend of October 15, 2022.  During the festival, you can register your quilt for the festival's quilt show which will be held two weeks later (October 29, 2022) across the street at the Heard-Craig Park.  The event is F…
Saturday, October 29 2022 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Art History Lecture - The Painted and Printed Nightmare: Francisco Goya

Art History Lecture - The Painted and Printed Nightmare: Francisco Goya

McKinney, TX
Just in time for the Halloween season, join us for a wonderful art history lecture by Collin College Professor of Art History, Dr. Clair Robertson.  The sessions are monthly on the first Wednesday of each month from 12:30 - 1:30 PM.  Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.  Free and Open to the Publi…
Wednesday, October 5 2022 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Ornament Painting with the Porcelain Guild

Ornament Painting with the Porcelain Guild

McKinney, TX
One of our most beloved workshops is back again and we hope you'll book your tickets before the event is sold out.    Members of the North Texas Porcelain Guild will have you select an ornament of your choice and they will provide instruction on how to paint with this very different medium.  Those…
Saturday, November 12 2022 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

McKinney ARTISAN MARKET - November

McKinney ARTISAN MARKET - November

McKinney, TX
November is a terrific month to spend time with great holiday vendors who will be at the Heard-Craig Center.   Most vendors are high-end artists from the Art Club of McKinney who have years of experience and skill in their medium and/or craft.  Purchase beautiful gifts for family and friends and wh…
Saturday, November 19 2022 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Poetry in the Gazebo

Poetry in the Gazebo

McKinney, TX
Do you enjoy being in the downtown historic district when the lights are twinkling and the streets come alive and are magical?    If you do, then we invite you to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the Heard-Craig Garden on Saturday evening, October 1, 2022 when Galveston resident and McKinney native Jim…
Saturday, October 1 2022 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

Art History Lecture - Diego Rivera

Art History Lecture - Diego Rivera

McKinney, TX
Join Dr. Clair Robertson for an informative lecture about Mexican Artist, Diego Rivera.   When the lecture is over, come into the Main Museum to explore the paintings of Mexican artist, Angel Moran (1939-2022).  Mr. Moran's paintings are for sale and the proceeds go to Mr. Moran's family.
Wednesday, November 2 2022 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Exhibit of Mexican-American Artist Angel Moran for Dia de Los Muertos

Exhibit of Mexican-American Artist Angel Moran for Dia de Los Muertos

McKinney, TX
In celebration of Dia de Los Muertos (November 1 through November 2), the Heard-Craig will feature an art sales exhibit for Mexican-American artist Angel Moran.  If you've been to see his artwork over the past 6 years, you'll know that his style is unique and has not been duplicated.  This is your …
Tue, Nov 1 2022 12:00 PM Sat, Nov 12 2022 3:00 PM

Vintage Piano Hour with Tony Stride

Vintage Piano Hour with Tony Stride

McKinney, TX
We hope you'll spend an hour with us on Thursday, October 13, 2022from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM for another great Vintage Piano Hour featuring fun PHOTO OPPS and great music by local musician and piano instructor, Tony Stride.    The Vintage Piano Hour proceeds will benefit the Piano Dojo Publishing Proj…
Thursday, October 13 2022 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

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