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Annual Porcelain Ornament Painting workshop

McKinney, TX
This has been a very popular worshop where non-artists can join experienced porcelain painters to create beautiful, one of a kind porcelain ornaments for holiday gift giving.   Many of our attendees paint more than one orn... read more

Photos with Father Christmas at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX
Interested in a beautiful photo of your child with Father Christmas?  Then book your photo reservation at the Heard-Craig Center and avoid the long lines.   Dressed in Victorian-era velvet finery, Father Christmas and Moth... read more

Art History Lecture at the Heard-Craig Center - Currier and Ives

McKinney, TX
Join us during the Holiday Season for a Free Art History Lecture on Currier and Ives.   The guest lecturer every month is Dr. Clair Robertson from Collin College's Art Department.

Holiday Tea & Conversation at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX
Come for lunch, come for tea, and hear beautiful music by the McKinney High School Honor Acapella choir.  Their voices fill the room with magic and they are one of most requested programs.  Advance reservations are require... read more

Mother/Daughter/Granddaughter Holiday Tea at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX
Register now to attend our annual HOLIDAY BREAKFAST TEA for Mothers, Daughters, and Granddaughters.   Set inside the beautiful Heard-Craig Mansion, the Event begins in the Carriage House with a short Program - - for the ho... read more

Free Art History Lecture - DEGAS

McKinney, TX
Join us the first Wednesday of the month for a rousing Art History discussion.  This month's topic is E. Degas, painter.

Free Art History Lecture - Italian Baroque Artist Artemisia Gentileschi

McKinney, TX
Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting, also known as Autoritratto in veste di Pittura or simply La Pittura, was painted by the Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi.

Free Art History Lecture - Feminist Art in the 1970s

McKinney, TX
In 1971 at the California Institute of the Arts, Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro founded the first feminist art program. Chicago said she was "scared to death of what I'd unleashed," but, at the same time, "I had watched ... read more
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Past Events

McKinney Art Studio Tour Starts at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney Art Studio Tour Starts at the Heard-Craig Center

McKinney, TX
Spend a wonderful weekend downtown McKinney at the McKinney Art Studio Tour.  Open Saturday November 9 from 10:00 - 4:00 PM, the Carriage House at the Heard-Craig Center will have an Art Book Sale, and a chance to view artwork by young art prodigys from the MISD School System.   For those wishin...
Saturday, November 9 2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

FREE Art History Lecture - Artist Frida Kahlo

FREE Art History Lecture - Artist Frida Kahlo

McKinney, TX
Join us at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts for a FREE Art History lecture every First Wednesday of the Month.   The Artist featured for November 6th is Frida Kahlo.
Wednesday, November 6 2019 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

Porcelain Demos and Tea in the Carriage House

Porcelain Demos and Tea in the Carriage House

McKinney, TX
The North Texas Porcelain Guild will be providing FREE DEMOS on October 22nd in the Heard-Craig Carriage House.   After the Demos, join us for tea and desserts.   Reservations are required. The following month (November), the Porcelain Guild will have their ANNUAL ORNAMENT PAINTING WORKSHOP whic...
Tuesday, October 22 2019 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Vintage Piano Hour with McKinney Legend Tony Stride

Vintage Piano Hour with McKinney Legend Tony Stride

McKinney, TX
It has been over 100 years since the invention of recorded sound.  But in the past few years in North Texas, a rich tradition of musical excellence has re-emerged with the fabulous sounds from Mr. Tony Stride.    Taught in the ancient traditions from the golden era of music, Mr. Stride will share...
Thursday, October 17 2019 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Chocolate Tea September 25

Chocolate Tea September 25

McKinney, TX
A lunch hour bonanza of Chocolate awaits you at the Heard-Craig!    From 12:00 - 1:00 PM, we'll be serving a quick salad and savory, followed by a plateful of wonderful chocolate treats.  Each month features a different delectable item from a wide variety of local vendors.  Chocolate lovers have ...
Wednesday, September 25 2019 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Smithsonian Museum Day at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts

Smithsonian Museum Day at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts

McKinney, TX
As a Smithsonian affiliate, the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in downtown McKinney is pleased to provide several Saturday morning tours for museum buffs.   The tours will be at 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM.  Tours are half price on Smithsonian Museum Day ($5.00) so make your reservation today...
Saturday, September 21 2019 9:00 AM 11:30 AM

Art Unveiling Reception

Art Unveiling Reception

McKinney, TX
Public unveiling of a ne McKinney Museum Amenity, funded in part by the McKinney Community Development Corporation.   Opening Reception will run from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, September 13, 2019 and the public is invited to come and go between 4-7.   Hailed as retro and vintage, the art i...
Friday, September 13 2019 4:00 PM 7:00 PM

"Adventures of an Art Quilter" - Sept Tea & Conversation

"Adventures of an Art Quilter" - Sept Tea & Conversation

McKinney, TX
Make your reservation today for the September Tea & Conversation event, held September 11, 2019 inside the beautiful Heard-Craig Center for the Arts.   The program, "Adventures of An Art Quilter" begins at 2:00 pm in the Carriage House.  The speaker is Carolyn Skei.    Carolyn will show some of h...
Wednesday, September 11 2019 2:00 PM 4:30 PM

Downtown McKinney Community Walking Tour and Picnic in the Garden

Downtown McKinney Community Walking Tour and Picnic in the Garden

McKinney, TX
Register early to attend the downtown McKinney Community WALKING TOUR with local historian and expert, Mr. Guy Giersch.   Mr. Giersch is the Historic Preservation Officer for the City of McKinney and is knowledgeable about McKinney's archetecture, art, and downtown square.   Although there is a ...
Thursday, September 5 2019 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

FREE ART HISTORY LECTURE - EL GRECO

FREE ART HISTORY LECTURE - EL GRECO

McKinney, TX
Join us as Collin County professor, Clair Robertson, shares some history about the Greek Painter, EL GRECO.   El Greco (formal name, Doménikos Theotokópoulos) was a Greek painter, architect, and sculptor.  (Spanish Renaissance).   In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and executed...
Wednesday, September 4 2019 12:30 PM 1:30 PM

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