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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
+1 505-982-4636
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Fantastic docent for the silver jewelry exhibit!

The beading part is wonderful by itself and incredible workmanship is on display. I never knew the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
plaisaeb
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Chestertown, Maryland
Well curated and well worth your while!

Beautifully executed with a stunning collection of local pueblan arts, including textiles, amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jim v
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Aptos, California
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The museum features changing exhibitions of contemporary and historic Native American art with an emphasis on the Southwest.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505-7511
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"each piece"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beading part is wonderful by itself and incredible workmanship is on display. I never knew the beads were so small! The silver/jewelry display is wonderful and the lady who took us through the works was extremely knowledgeable on all aspects of the works. Almost...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully executed with a stunning collection of local pueblan arts, including textiles, amazing ceramics (Maria Martinez and descendants especially), jewelry, and bead garments galore!

Thank Jim v
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Absolutely incredible collections and exhibitions of Southwestern Native American art. The silver exhibition is a show stopper. The exhibition of beaded clothing is beyond description.

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

We have enjoyed this museum on countless visit -- it's small but each exhibit is well focused and well curated and very informative. It's like visiting a private collection and is more intimate than the larger museums and their gift shop is one of the...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

In much the same way that the fabulous Denver Art Museum intermixes historic and contemporary Native American pieces, Wheelwright's collection is mixed periods and, to my eye, the newer ones are often best.

Thank VioletRoss
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

The Wheelwright is shaped like a hogan and showcases a small but always distinctive collection in its changing exhibit cases. Downstairs is the Case Trading Post which offers Native American wares from the region in a reproduction of an authentic post.

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This museum has an entire new wing, permanently dedicated to the history and evolution of exquisite Native Art Jewelry. It contains one of the best and orderly displays anywhere and we have been to a lot of museums all over the States. The front part...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Smaller museum with great jewelry. Little light on other native regalia, clothing, decorative and fine art. $8 entry fee.

Thank Thomas S
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

I enjoyed the two hours I spent at the museum. I like Native American jewelry and was very interested in the displays on the subject. I also enjoyed the fact it was uncrowded and the employees, and even the security guard, were friendly and chatty....More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

This is not a large, comprehensive museum. Only has about three galleries but the work there is beautiful (Native American silversmith and jewelry exhibits are outstanding). Some might think the admission fee of $8 is a bit steep, given the size of the museum. Case...More

1  Thank Jim H
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