Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and iconic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
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2-3 hours
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Susan H
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We almost skipped this museum because I saw other reviews that used the word “small”. Don’t be deterred by that description. This is an outstanding museum. We saw an impressive special exhibit of works by the Abeyta family. Fortunately, a very knowledgeable docent guided us through it. (If a docent offers to guide you, say yes.) The Native American jewelry exhibit’s beauty is enhanced by well-written, detailed signage. If you plan to visit several Santa Fe museums, check the “culture pass.” $30 pays for admission to a long list of museums and historical sites.
Written April 5, 2022
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Dmitri K
San Antonio, TX832 contributions
I am glad that I was introduced to the local native art through this museum. It is very well organized and curated. My wife and I were blown away by the quality of the exhibited applied art pieces. Our favorite museum in Santa Fe, for sure.
Written March 20, 2022
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big Brother h
denver122 contributions
This is one of 4 museums on Museum Hill. The views outside are lovely and there is wonderful outdoor sculpture around the buildings and in the gardens. During our visit April 2021, the museum was featuring the works of Shonto Begay. It was a really nice display - large enough to get a good idea of his work, but compact enough to be able to take it all in. Another room we visited here was filled with amazing displays of Native American jewelry.
Written April 24, 2021
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hhester2015
Santa Fe, NM14 contributions
It's an incredibly interesting little museum with great exhibits. Every time they have a new exhibit they completely transform the interior space. Wonderful story behind the museum's origins and the Trading Post downstairs should not be missed.
Written February 5, 2020
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Kate
Washington DC, DC836 contributions
Beautiful selection of jewelry and wonderful gift shop (like old trading post). We saw three museums on museum hill and this was our favorite. Since we didn't have a car, we took uber from our hotel.
Written November 5, 2021
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Joseph_Tulchin
Boston, MA123 contributions
There was a superb exhibition of arts my contemporary Native Americans. it was fascinating to see how the current generation adapts tradition to coment on the current age.
Written January 26, 2020
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Lezlie G
Wetumpka, AL74 contributions
Solo
I’m glad I stumbled upon this museum. I love Native American jewelry, and they have an amazing collection here.
Written January 5, 2020
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visit-often-to-NM
La Veta, CO81 contributions
Couples
much nicer to visit when you didn't have to pay to get in to see ?? art and photographs. Case trading post was mostly what we went to see. not worth the cost now just go see what is for sale.
Written May 22, 2017
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tunkiemo
Connecticut198 contributions
Couples
We had read about this museum on TA and other sites. However, the museum was in the midst of construction for another exhibition. The docent at the front door said the new exhibition would not open for another year (take note, a full year). Honestly, this was a barren museum, sadly not even worth the visit. Spend your time elsewhere.
Written September 6, 2014
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revsec
Massachusetts32 contributions
Couples
Yes, construction of the new space is complete but not yet occupied! Do go and have the chance to enjoy a contemporary photography exhibit upstairs then roam and view the new gallery areas that have been constructed - so wonderful for this small but growing museum. Their upcoming focus on Native American jewelry will be one of a kind.
Meanwhile, do go downstairs into one of - if not the best - 'gift shops' in Santa Fe! Take the word of a museum shop hound: the Trading Post is TOPS! Join the museum and get your 10% discount!
Written August 1, 2014
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