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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.

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 Cen... read more

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, atten... read more

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 Ar... read more

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 find... read more

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 ... read more

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, loc... read more

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 - Lunch and Spring Formals Fashion Showcase

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

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

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

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
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Past Events

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

Heard-Craig Art History Lecture - ISIS and the Race to Preserve the Ancient World

Heard-Craig Art History Lecture - ISIS and the Race to Preserve the Ancient World

McKinney, TX
On November 7, 2018, join Dr. Clair Robertson, Collin College, for November's Art History Lecture, entitled, "ISIS and the Race to Preserve the Ancient World".  Come to hear about the current destruction being done to monuments and cultural aspects of our world culture.    The Art History Lectur...
Wednesday, November 7 2018 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Crostini Food Tasting- Regist. FULL

Crostini Food Tasting- Regist. FULL

McKinney, TX
To kick off our July Exhibit, the Heard-Craig is hosting a "Crostini Food Tasting in the Dining Room" event, Thursday, June 28, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.  Buy your ticket to enjoy samplings of Pineapple Pecan crostinis, Almond Poppy Seed crostinis, and Summer Dill Pickle dip.  Punch and social connect...
Thursday, October 18 2018 12:15 PM 1:15 PM

Heard-Craig Art History Lecture - Gauguin

Heard-Craig Art History Lecture - Gauguin

McKinney, TX
On October 3, 2018, join Dr. Clair Robertson as she shares fascinating information about the life and art of Gauguin.    These Art History Lectures are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Wednesday, October 3 2018 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Make Your Own Wire-Wrapped Metallic Pendant

Make Your Own Wire-Wrapped Metallic Pendant

McKinney, TX
Ever want to design a piece of your own jewelry?  Or maybe you've wanted to do something extra special for a family member or a friend?  Then come to this workshop where local artists help you paint a metallic pendant and then set your pendant in a wrapped wire setting.  Workhop:   $5.00 Suppli...
Tuesday, September 25 2018 9:30 AM 11:30 AM

Schon Everywhere Breakfast Reception

Schon Everywhere Breakfast Reception

McKinney, TX
Register to attend the U.S. kick off of the Schon Everywhere international pop up gallery event, sponsored in part by the McKinney Community Development Corporation.   The kick off begins at 9:30 AM in the Carriage House and includes opening remarks and a welcome from the staff and community of L...
Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:30 AM 10:30 AM

September 12 TEA & CONVERSATION - WEDGEWOOD

September 12 TEA & CONVERSATION - WEDGEWOOD

McKinney, TX
The Fall Tea & Conversation get together is the best time to stroll through the Garden and enjoy the outdoors and well as the indoors.  Nestled right next to the downtown square, the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts has held beautiful teas for half a century.  Let us show you how wonderful an afte...
Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

Heard-Craig Art History Lecture - Degenerate Art/Fate of Modern Art

Heard-Craig Art History Lecture - Degenerate Art/Fate of Modern Art

McKinney, TX
If you are familiar with the book, "RESCUING DA VINCI", by Dallas' own Robert Edsel, then you'll want to come to this Art History Lecture on September 5, 2018 from 12:30 - 1:30 when Dr. Clair Robertson (Collin College) will lead a session entitled, "Degenerate Art - The Fate of Modern Art in Nazi...
Wednesday, September 5 2018 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

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