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.

The Wheelwright Museum Announces Dr. Henrietta Lidchi as New Director

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Staff, I am delighted to share the news of the appointment of Henrietta Lidchi, Ph.D., as the new Director of the museum. She will assume her post in September 2022. (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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