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.

Celebrating 80 Years

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 will close early on December 24th at 2:00 p.m. The museum will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1st.