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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Though the last museum on our list for the week, I would have to say my favorite. The clay... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
This should be on your "to do" list if you are in Santa Fe

This is an great little property that merits your time. It is an excellent introduction to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though the last museum on our list for the week, I would have to say my favorite. The clay sculptures were just out of this world. A must see on your trip to Museum Hill.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an great little property that merits your time. It is an excellent introduction to the Native American jewelry. If there is a special show going on, make it a point to go! Years ago, we went to an incredible show on the thunderbird...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

When I saw the title for this Museum, I got excited for I thought I would be seeing a Museum that told the Native American side of the story. I wasn't wrong for thinking this but I was also expecting a lot more. The "Museum...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jkoslowski148
Reviewed October 21, 2018

´Tis a glorious Autumn day with abundant sun and mid- sixties temperatures. The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian has closed two special exhibit Galleries for Updating. The Permanent Collection Gallery is open. And do visit the Rustic Gift Shop with the squeaky floor.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This place is so special. Be sure to visit. I visited it some years ago and I continue to think about it. Please do not pass this up.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Marvin M
Reviewed October 12, 2018

I enjoyed that this museum concentrates on limited exhibits, but in depth. For my visit, there were works by native artist Melanie Yazzie, with videos, multi-media and showing a breadth of her artistic output. She uses traditional themes, but pares them down for a general...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank turtlemom1
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Happened on an exhibit of Melanie Yazzie and enjoyed the wonderful video they had of her, and of other artists exhibiting in their unbelievable jewelry exhibit. The descriptions of the work and quotes from the artists throughout the museum made it a real pleasure.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank capetraveler50
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The Wheelwright is a small museum on Museum Hill. It has a permanent exhibit showing the history of Native American jewelry making -- many rare examples. It also exhibits other mediums of Native art.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OfeliaTConejo
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Concentrating mainly on one artist and jewelry, this is a god starter for other museums on the Museum Hill site.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martin C
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Museum Hill is always worth a visit. The views are incredible and one can walk from one end of the museum esplanade to the other. The Wheelright can be reached on foot from the Folk Art Museum and on a typical beautiful New Mexico day,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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