of the American Indian
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 rich, lively visual expression. 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. Founded in 1937, The Wheelwright is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit, independent museum. We’re open seven days a week, and admission is free.
The Wheelwright Museum will be closed Wednesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 13 in order to complete work on our construction project and to assist our neighbors at the International Folk Art Market. We will re-open on Monday, July 14.
For the next several weeks the Wheelwright will be building a major expansion that will double our space for exhibitions and public programming, and significantly improve parking, landscaping, and access for all visitors. Although we look like (and are) a construction zone, our main gallery and our museum shop, the Case Trading Post, are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please join us!