Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian $8 general admission. Open seven days a week, 10-5. Visit our website at www.wheelwright.org.
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The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian offers unique exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art. We’re famous for our focus on little-known genres, and for solo shows by living Native American artists. We originate every exhibition, bringing you new research, fresh perspectives, and a richness of visual expression you won’t see anywhere else. Our museum shop, the Case Trading Post, features the best in contemporary craft and fine arts by more than 200 Native American artists, as well as a great selection of vintage and antique jewelry, ceramics, and textiles. The Case Trading Post is Santa Fe's oldest continuously operating gallery of Native American art. The Wheelwright is open seven days a week. The general admission fee is $8.00. Admission fees apply to adult tour groups. Admission to the museum will be free to the public the first Sunday of every month. Admission is free for museum members, Native Americans, children under the age of 12, students with a valid student id, and active military. Celebrating over 75 years as New Mexico’s oldest, independent, non-profit museum!

Happy Friday! It is a nice rainy day in Santa Fe. Join us at the Wheelwright and take advantage of the Case Trading Post...
05/10/2019

Happy Friday! It is a nice rainy day in Santa Fe. Join us at the Wheelwright and take advantage of the Case Trading Post 25% Off Mother’s Day Sale! @ Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Take advantage of free admission today for our Free First Sunday! Listen to a Student Talk by Chad “Little Coyote” Y...
05/05/2019

Take advantage of free admission today for our Free First Sunday! Listen to a Student Talk by Chad “Little Coyote” Yellowjohn on his expressive caricature illustrations at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm.

Santa Fe Indian School Brave Girls program visit the Wheelwright to engage with featured artist Rose B. Simpson. We are ...
05/02/2019

Santa Fe Indian School Brave Girls program visit the Wheelwright to engage with featured artist Rose B. Simpson. We are excited to kick off our educational programming for High School students!

04/23/2019

Beautiful rainy day in the mountains and the Wheelwright!

It is a nice rainy afternoon. If you plan to visit the Wheelwright or Santa Fe, heads up, we have lingering smoke from a...
04/17/2019

It is a nice rainy afternoon. If you plan to visit the Wheelwright or Santa Fe, heads up, we have lingering smoke from a prescribed burn near the city’s watershed. The rain has dampened most of it, but you may still get some reminisce, as seen in the canyon behind the museum.

04/05/2019

Visit Santa Fe the Wright way! Free First Sunday this weekend (4/7/19). See “Old Man Looking Backward: Bob Haozous.”

04/04/2019

Come see our current exhibit, “LIT: The Work of Rose B. Simpson.” As well as “Old Man Looking Backward: Bob Haozous.” Free admission on Sunday, April 7!

Today was amazing at the Wheelwright. Visitors were welcomed by light snow and gentle rain!
04/03/2019

Today was amazing at the Wheelwright. Visitors were welcomed by light snow and gentle rain!

Snow on the mountains and rain at the Wheelwright! It is a beautiful day in Santa Fe.
03/22/2019

Snow on the mountains and rain at the Wheelwright! It is a beautiful day in Santa Fe.

At the Wheelwright, we strive to provide the best visitor experience for all. We are happy to announce that we have Larg...
03/21/2019

At the Wheelwright, we strive to provide the best visitor experience for all. We are happy to announce that we have Large Print and Braille for those who need these materials to enjoy our exhibits. @ Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Happy Sunday! Today is your last chance to show your love💚. Nominate the Wheelwright for Best Museum, and the Case Tr...
03/17/2019

Happy Sunday! Today is your last chance to show your love💚. Nominate the Wheelwright for Best Museum, and the Case Trading Post for Best Gift Store! https://www.sfreporter.com/bosf/

Artist, Jason Garcia (Santa Clara) visited the Wheelwright and gazed west before his journey to the Heard Museum market!...
03/02/2019

Artist, Jason Garcia (Santa Clara) visited the Wheelwright and gazed west before his journey to the Heard Museum market! Safe travels.

Thank you to all our Journal North readers! The Wheelwright was selected as “Best Museum” at the 2019 Readers’ Cho...
02/25/2019

Thank you to all our Journal North readers! The Wheelwright was selected as “Best Museum” at the 2019 Readers’ Choice awards gala Saturday night.

02/22/2019

Happy Friday! If you want to own a piece by Maria Martinez, stop by the Case Trading Post. A must in any collection! Pots are circa 1950-1970.

02/19/2019

Flurries outside the Wheelwright, but warm with amazing exhibits inside!

02/15/2019

We are very excited on our recent acquisition of “Parrot Girl” by Juan De La Cruz and Lois Guiterrez of Santa Clara Pueblo. It is a great addition to our collection!!

Happy Valentines Day from all of us at the Wheelwright!
02/14/2019

Happy Valentines Day from all of us at the Wheelwright!

Geometric simplicity. Isaiah Ortiz's (San Felipe Pueblo) hand cut silver triangle design is bold and timeless. Sterling ...
01/10/2019

Geometric simplicity. Isaiah Ortiz's (San Felipe Pueblo) hand cut silver triangle design is bold and timeless. Sterling Silver, Size 6.5. Available at the Case Trading Post!

Parfleche Envelope: A Modern Day Briefcase. Debra Box's parfleche is painted with natural mineral pigments. Various size...
01/09/2019

Parfleche Envelope: A Modern Day Briefcase. Debra Box's parfleche is painted with natural mineral pigments. Various sizes are available at the Case Trading Post.

In Case you need that special gift, drop by the Case Trading Post and take advantage of our 25% Off Sale! Happy Holidays...
12/21/2018

In Case you need that special gift, drop by the Case Trading Post and take advantage of our 25% Off Sale! Happy Holidays!

Reminder: Join the Case Trading Post for an intimate dinner and trunk sale with Denise Wallace, Dec. 8, 2018.You can pur...
11/30/2018

Reminder:
Join the Case Trading Post for an intimate dinner and trunk sale with Denise Wallace, Dec. 8, 2018.

You can purchase your tickets at https://wheelwright.org/product/dinner-with-denise-wallace/

Seating is limited. Ticket includes: 3 course meal, meet and greet, and private Trunk Sale.

Support the Wheelwright during Giving Tuesday!  We are an independent, non-profit museum.  We will appreciate any amount...
11/27/2018

Support the Wheelwright during Giving Tuesday! We are an independent, non-profit museum. We will appreciate any amount you can contribute. :)

Donate: https://wheelwright.org/product/donate/

The Case Trading Post 20% Off Sale starts today through November 25, 2018.
11/16/2018

The Case Trading Post 20% Off Sale starts today through November 25, 2018.

Join the Case Trading Post for an intimate dinner and trunk sale with Denise Wallace, Dec. 8, 2018. You can purchase you...
11/15/2018

Join the Case Trading Post for an intimate dinner and trunk sale with Denise Wallace, Dec. 8, 2018.

You can purchase your tickets at https://wheelwright.org/product/dinner-with-denise-wallace/

Seating is limited. Ticket includes: 3 course meal, meet and greet, and private Trunk Sale.

09/24/2018
2018 Museum Hill Community Day

In case you missed us, watch what we were up to during Community Day on Museum Hill! Sky City Buffalo Elk Dance Group, Melanie Yazzie, Childrens Crafts, Joe Hayes.

Join us today for Community Day and watch the Sky City Buffalo Elk Dance Group! 10am to 5pm.
09/23/2018

Join us today for Community Day and watch the Sky City Buffalo Elk Dance Group! 10am to 5pm.

The Wheelwright Museum welcomes our intern, Valentina Herrera (San Felipe Pueblo) from IAIA! Valentina will be working w...
09/10/2018

The Wheelwright Museum welcomes our intern, Valentina Herrera (San Felipe Pueblo) from IAIA! Valentina will be working with the Public Relations department.

Your commitment will make a difference at the Wheelwright. Become a Docent!
09/07/2018

Your commitment will make a difference at the Wheelwright. Become a Docent!

College students and graduate students, we have 3 internship opportunities. If you are interested, learn more at wheelwr...
08/27/2018

College students and graduate students, we have 3 internship opportunities. If you are interested, learn more at wheelwright.org!

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New MexicoThe Andrew W. Mell...
08/10/2018

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship will be awarded to a graduate or recent postdoctoral student who has demonstrated a passion for the interpretation of arts and culture in a museum or similar setting. The minimum requirement is the completion of coursework for a master’s degree. Postdoctoral students whose dissertations were accepted within the past two years will also be eligible. Native North American scholars are encouraged to apply.

The selected fellow will be a temporary full-time employee of the Wheelwright Museum with benefits for 23 months starting in January 2019. He or she will have significant responsibilities for the planning and implementation of a major exhibition and will work closely with the museum’s exhibition team. The fellow may have writing responsibilities and will interact closely with a featured artist or community, videographer, interns from regional institutions, volunteers, and other constituents.

The salary range is $38,000 to $42,000 annually, based on level of academic achievement.

The fellow will not be provided time to write a thesis or dissertation, but will have some funding to attend conferences and other professional gatherings.

Applicants must provide a statement explaining their qualifications and their background. The statement must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a substantial writing sample written and edited entirely by the applicant, and three letters of recommendation. Applications can be sent by mail, FedEx, or other service, or can be scanned and emailed. Complete mailed applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, November 16, 2018; emailed applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018. Mailed applications should be addressed to:

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
P.O. Box 5153
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Emailed applications should be sent to: [email protected]

~Artists on the Plaza~Coming up Aug 17th, 2018•Free event •9am-12pmCome and visit with artists, view demos and enjoy...
07/31/2018

~Artists on the Plaza~
Coming up Aug 17th, 2018
•Free event
•9am-12pm
Come and visit with artists, view demos and enjoy the day with some of Case Trading Posts’ artists #feliciafragua #benharjojr #samanthajacobs #maryjacobs #plusmore #nativearts @ Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Registration necessary: https://wheelwright.org/event/linocut-yazzie/•Español/English Linocut Printing Workshop with ...
07/23/2018

Registration necessary: https://wheelwright.org/event/linocut-yazzie/

•Español/English Linocut Printing Workshop with Melanie Yazzie
July 29th @ 1pm-4pm
Space in two sessions still available 🌀

#linocut #linoprint #melanieyazzie #wheelwrightmuseumoftheamericanindian

07/18/2018

Due to a private event taking place on Milner Plaza next door, Camino Lejo will be closed between Camino Corrales and Old Santa Fe Trail from Noon to 8 PM tomorrow, Thursday, July 19th. No access to the road will be allowed without security clearance after 12 Noon.

The Wheelwright Museum will therefore be closed at 12:00 PM tomorrow.

We will re-open with our regular hours, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, on Friday, July 20th.

Thank you for your patience!

Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie (sneak peaks)                                “I began creating art for the pur...
06/19/2018

Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie (sneak peaks) “I began creating art for the purpose of healing myself”-Melanie Yazzie🐞 Come and see, Navajo artist Melanie’s beautiful creations. Museum hours 10am-5pm. #navajoartist #printmaking #linoleum #navajopainter

Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie (sneak peaks)                                “I began creating art for the pur...
06/19/2018

Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie (sneak peaks) “I began creating art for the purpose of healing myself”-Melanie Yazzie🐞 Come and see, Navajo artist Melanie’s beautiful creations. Museum hours 10am-5pm. #navajoartist #printmaking #linoleum #navajopainter

May 13, 2018. The public opening of Peshlakai Vision and Memory Weaving, featuring a panel discussion with Norbert Peshl...
05/26/2018

May 13, 2018. The public opening of Peshlakai Vision and Memory Weaving, featuring a panel discussion with Norbert Peshlakai and Peshlakai Vision curator Ken Williams, Jr., plus the release of First American Art Magazine Issue no. 19.

The photos for the Members' Opening of Peshlakai Vision and Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie are now up on facebo...
05/26/2018

The photos for the Members' Opening of Peshlakai Vision and Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie are now up on facebook! Check them out!

May 12, 2018. The Members' Opening of Peshlakai Vision and Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie.

On Sunday, June 3rd from 1-4 p.m., Melanie Yazzie will be offering a Gelli Plate Printing Workshop at the museum! $25 pe...
05/23/2018
» Gelli Plate Printing Workshop with Melanie Yazzie

On Sunday, June 3rd from 1-4 p.m., Melanie Yazzie will be offering a Gelli Plate Printing Workshop at the museum! $25 per person. Space is very limited. Sign up now at https://wheelwright.org/product/june-3rd-workshop/

Join master printmaker Melanie Yazzie for a Gelli plate printing workshop and take home your own monoprint! Melanie’s work is currently on view at the Wheelwright Museum in the exhibition Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie, featuring over 60 works, including monotypes, mixed-media prints, bro...

Some quick snapshots from when words were shared at the pre-opening reception last evening at Glenn Green Galleries for ...
05/12/2018

Some quick snapshots from when words were shared at the pre-opening reception last evening at Glenn Green Galleries for the artists, donors, lenders, and other guests.

A huge thank you to Pasatiempo for the front cover and fantastic feature article on Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yaz...
05/11/2018
Dream weaver: Artist Melanie Yazzie

A huge thank you to Pasatiempo for the front cover and fantastic feature article on Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie by Michael Abatemarco! Be sure to pick up a copy! http://www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/art/galleries_museums/dream-weaver-artist-melanie-yazzie/article_e4522310-2d0b-5849-958a-fe6fde8fbfdf.html

In Diné (Navajo) philosophy, hózhó is a complex set of principles to guide one’s actions, thoughts, and speech for the purpose of maintaining wellness and balance. The best way to

Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie and Peshlakai Vision open to members Saturday, May 12, 5-7 p.m., with a FREE pub...
05/10/2018

Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie and Peshlakai Vision open to members Saturday, May 12, 5-7 p.m., with a FREE public opening on Sunday, May 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.! Panel discussion with Norbert Peshlakai and Peshlakai Vision curator Ken Williams, Jr. is at 1 p.m. in the Wheelwright Library! Glenn Green Galleries will have a pop-up shop featuring Melanie's work noon to 4 p.m., and First American Art Magazine will be having a release party for Issue No. 19 from 2-4 p.m., fresh off the presses!

Address

704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM
87505

The M bus comes directly to the museum from downtown. Many hotels also offer a complimentary shuttle. Parking onsite is free.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(505) 982-4636

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