Heard Museum to close in Surprise

Phoenix, Arizona (AP) 8-09

The Surprise branch of the Heard Museum is closing at the end of the year.

Museum director Frank Goodyear Jr. says the long struggling museum is a victim of the recession and low visitation.

Like the main Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Surprise museum features Indian art and a history of the area.

Goodyear noted the Phoenix and Scottsdale museum’s are “performing well.”

Since 2006, Surprise has given the Heard Museum West $3.74 million toward building costs.

The city continued its support by giving $71,150 to help the museum balance its fiscal 2008 budget.

 

 

 

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