Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian » To respect and support, and to record and present, the living traditions and creative expressions of Native American peoples.

Museum Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sunday & Monday

Masks are required inside the Museum.

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.

Exciting Updates from the Wheelwright

As many of you are aware, since the retirement of Mr. Batkin in April of 2020, Jean Higgins has served brilliantly as Director of the Museum while a formal search for a new director was conducted. We are extremely grateful to Jean for her leadership and commitment to the Museum. Since her appointment, Jean’s immense knowledge and talents have allowed the Museum to achieve remarkable accomplishments during the pandemic and its constantly changing repercussions. (Read More)

Upcoming Virtual/In-Person Events


Museum Info

704 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

(505) 982-4636 | (800) 607-4636

Closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

Admission: $8.00

Free for Museum Members, Native Americans, children under 12, students with a valid ID, and active military.

Access Services

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: Large Print, Braille, American Sign Language Interpretation, Assistive Listening Systems, Wheelchair Access.

Service animals are welcome at the museum.

Call our Accessibility Coordinator to schedule your visit. Contact Jean Higgins.

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