Allan Houser, Earth Song

Chiricahua Apache artist Allan Houser’s Earth Song is the signature sculpture on display at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ. Created in 1979 from Alabama marble, it depicts an Apache man singing a song of respect, a prayer to Mother Earth. Houser is considered the Grandfather of Contemporary Native American Sculpture for creating works that are grounded in a respect for all indigenous cultures. Discover more reasons why Earth Song is a masterpiece with David Roche, Dickey Family Director and CEO of the Heard Museum.

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