Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy first day of Spring! Today we celebrated Connie Campbell's birthday, which was on Saturday, with a special lunch. Connie, who is a long-time sales associate in the Case Trading Post, has always been so considerate of other staff members in celebrating their birthdays, whether baking cakes herself or finding the prettiest birthday cards. Thank ... Read More

For Immediate Release The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awards major grant to the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. $300,000 grant will enable the museum to launch a fellowship program linked to its prestigious exhibition program. Santa Fe, NM: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian a ... Read More

Many thanks to the Albuquerque Journal for the great coverage of our new publication, Mary Wheelwright: Her Book! Fascination with Navajo religion fuels biography ... Read More

Inventing Mary Wheelwright: A museum founder’s legacy

Thank you to writer Jennifer Levin and the Santa Fe New Mexican's Pasatiempo for the excellent review capturing the nuances of Mary Wheelwright: Her Book! Inventing Mary Wheelwright: A museum founder's legacy ... Read More

The Wheelwright Museum, New Mexico's oldest independent, nonprofit museum, is proud to announce several important new initiatives as it begins to celebrate its 80th anniversary. Fellowships The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the museum a grant of $300,000 to launch a fellowship program. Fellows will work closely with the museum's exhibition team in ... Read More

New Publication — Mary Wheelwright: Her Book

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is proud to announce the release of a new publication, Mary Wheelwright: Her Book, the first comprehensive biography of Mary Cabot Wheelwright, an important figure in the history of New Mexico and the greater Southwest. The book is based on more than fifteen years of oral history and ... Read More

CTP Manager’s Selections: Benjamin Harjo, Jr.

Greetings folks! After a busy and hectic summer, I’m happy to get the chance to bring you some new featured works by Benjamin Harjo, Jr. Knowing Ben for many, many years, I always love to see what he comes up with from one painting to the next. His use of themes, colors, and whimsical ... Read More

Arthur Esquibel, Museum Preparator, Retires after 40 Years

We here at the Wheelwright Museum wanted to take a moment to recognize former museum preparator Arthur Esquibel. After an impressive grand total of 40 years of working at the museum, longer than anyone else ever on staff, he recently retired at the end of May this year. Arthur could tell a lot of stories ... Read More

Thank you to The Denver Post and writer Ray Mark Rinaldi for the mention! http://www.denverpost.com/travel/ci_29732864/15-new-things-do-see-and-eat-santa ... Read More

Thank you to the Santa Fe New Mexican's Pasatiempo and writer Michael Abatemarco for the beautiful article on Ralph T. Coe and our exhibition with the Ralph T. Coe Foundation, Connoisseurship and Good Pie: Ted Coe and Collecting Native Art! http://www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/art/pie-in-the-sky-the-ralph-t-coe-foundation/article_a2bdf51c-f795-11e5-8943-574ae5b9201e.html   ... Read More

Jicarilla Apache Show

  Just two weeks ago, we headed up to the Jicarilla Apache Nation to pick up some pieces for an upcoming exhibition in our main gallery, featuring work by Jicarilla Apache tribal members! The show will have a particular emphasis on the basketry of the Jicarilla Apache, among other art forms. It's ... Read More

Ornament Magazine: Eveli Sabatie — Between Worlds and Time

Curator Cheri Falkenstien-Doyle's article, "Eveli Sabatie: Between Worlds and Time," just came out for Ornament Magazine! This coming June, the Wheelwright Museum will present a show in the Schultz gallery of the Center of the Study of Southwestern jewelry on the work of Eveli Sabatie, protégé and collaborator of the great Hopi jeweler Charles ... Read More

First American Art Magazine‘s Top 10 Native Art Events of 2015

The opening of our new Jim and Lauris Phillips Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry made First American Art Magazine‘s Top 10 Native Art Events of 2015! Check out the link to see who else made the list! http://firstamericanartmagazine.com/2015-top-ten/ ... Read More

CTP Manager’s Selections: Norbert Peshlakai

After the busy months of activity here at Wheelwright, I am pleased to resume the Case Trading Post's "Manager's Selections" by showcasing a small variety of work by the great Navajo stamp work and jewelry master Norbert Peshlakai. I have known Norbert for over 10 years, and I am honored and thrilled to have had ... Read More

An Illuminating Visit by a Maine Basketmaker

In August, we were pleased to have a visit from renowned Penobscot basketmaker Theresa Secord and her cousin Jill Tompkins, both of whom connected with several pieces in our current exhibition Connoisseurship and Good Pie: Ted Coe and Collecting Native Art, presented in collaboration with the Ralph T. Coe Foundations for ... Read More

In this video from the Ralph T. Coe Foundation's Curatorial Conversation from September 2015, Teri Greeves (Kiowa) shares why the efforts of Ted Coe have been so important in raising the awareness and appreciation of Native art as art, and how these efforts have affected her in a personal way.    ... Read More

Coe Show Review in the Wall Street Journal

On September 9, 2015, The Wall Street Journal reviewed Connoisseurship and Good Pie: Ted Coe and Collecting Native Art! http://www.wsj.com/articles/connoisseurship-and-good-pie-ted-coe-and-collecting-native-art-review-1441837512 ... Read More

Leatrice Armstrong Retires after 20 Years

On August 30th, Leatrice Armstrong, assistant to the director, retired from the Wheelwright Museum after 20 dedicated years of working at the museum. Lea first became a volunteer at the Wheelwright Museum when she moved to the area, prior to which she had worked for the Ohio Education Association. In her time here, ... Read More

2 KASA: Summer of Color: Wheelwright Museum

New Mexico's 2 KASA television station ran a segment on the Wheelwright Museum as part of the Summer of Color. Visit the link below to watch the video: http://kasa.com/2015/08/26/summer-of-color-wheelwright-museum/   ... Read More

A Visit from the Growing Thunders and Emil Her Many Horses

  We had a visit from the Growing Thunder women (Assiniboine/Sioux) and NMAI associate curator Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota)! So much talent in one place! Congratulations to Camryn Growing Thunder (12) for winning Best of Classification in the Youth division and the Santa Fe New Mexican Youth Award at ... Read More