Founded in 1937, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is New Mexico’s oldest non-profit, independent museum. The Wheelwright 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 are the home of the Jim and Lauris Phillips Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry, the most comprehensive collection of Navajo and Pueblo jewelry in the world.
Our museum shop, the Case Trading Post, established in 1975, is one of Santa Fe’s oldest continuously operating galleries of Native American art, featuring the best in contemporary craft and fine arts by Native American artists, as well as a great selection of vintage and antique jewelry, ceramics, and textiles.
The Museum and the Case Trading Post are closed to the public.
The State of New Mexico has issued a new Public Health Order and we will announce updates here as it pertains to Museum.
Upcoming Virtual Events
Address: 704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe NM 87505
Phone: (505) 982-4636 or (800) 607-4636
Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Free the first Sunday of every month. Free for museum members, Native Americans, children under 12, students with a valid school id, and active military.
Docent Tours: Temporarily unavailable
The Wheelwright Museum welcomes visitors of all abilities to experience our exhibits. If accommodations are needed, please give us a 2-week notice.
Services available: Braille, Large Print, American Sign Language Interpretation, Assistive Listening Systems, Wheelchair Access.
Service animals are welcome at the Wheelwright Museum.
Call our Accessibility Coordinator to schedule your visit. Contact, Jean Higgins.