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March 2017
$50

Maxwell Museum Day Trip Fundraiser

March 24
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Join the Friends for a Day Trip Fundraiser! On March 24, 2017, we will travel to Albuquerque to visit the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, stop for lunch at the Church Street Cafe and then go shopping in Old Town! We will have a docent led tour of the Peoples of the Southwest exhibit, and then be taken "behind the scenes" to tour the museum's collections by two of the Maxwell Museum's collections managers. The trip is open to both museum…

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$10

Lecture by Veronica E. Tiller, PhD — According to Gaheli: Jicarilla Apache History

March 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Reservations required. "When I was a young girl, my maternal grandfather always began his tribal story and history with the preface, 'according to Gaheli,' which meant his story or recollection came from the authoritative source," reveals Jicarilla Apache historian and author Veronica E. Tiller, Phd. Dr. Tiller is currently working on the biography of Jicarilla Apache chief James Garfield Velarde, Sr. (1853-1961), known as Gaheli by his people. In her lecture, Dr. Tiller will share insights into Jicarilla Apache history…

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April 2017
Free

Free First Sunday

April 2 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating until 01/07/2018

Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Every first Sunday of the month, museum is admission is free to all visitors! Free First Sundays will also frequently have an event scheduled; check the calendar listings for special events.

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Free

Micaceous Pottery Demonstration with Shelden Nuñez-Velarde

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Meet Jicarilla Apache artist Shelden Nuñez-Velarde as he demonstrates his process of making micaceous pottery! The event will take place downstairs in the museum's classroom from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Shelden Nuñez-Velarde is a skilled, multi-talented artist, working in micaceous pottery, basketry, beadwork, and regalia. In his dedication to these art forms, Shelden Nuñez-Velarde actively promotes the arts and culture of his Jicarilla Apache people. Museum admission is FREE from our regular hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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$10

Friends Program: Teri Greeves: Storytelling in Beadwork

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Reservations Required Teri Greeves (Kiowa) is one of the Native art world's most respected beadwork artists, with work held by institutions such as the National Museum of the American Indian, the Autry, the Heard Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and the British Museum, to name a few. Not only does she create beautiful wearable art, such as her exquisitely beaded cuffs, but she also creates conceptual works which deal with a variety of themes, such as her Kiowa culture, family,…

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Free

Friends Book Club: Mary Wheelwright

April 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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All are welcome including non-members and guests. Join us for a discussion of Leatrice Armstrong's Mary Wheelwright: Her Book. (Santa Fe: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 2016.) The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Discussion Leader: Susie Arkel

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$10

Lecture by Dr. B. Sunday Eiselt — The Southwest Athapaskan Equation: Enclave Ideology in the Colonization of New Mexico by the Jicarilla Apaches

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Reservations required. Lecture: The Southwest Athapaskan Equation: Enclave Ideology in the Colonization of New Mexico by the Jicarilla Apaches Jicarilla Apache movement from the Plains into the northern Rio Grande after 1730 is marked by changes in settlement, economy, and landscape connections. This process of “enclavement” was facilitated by the occupation of open ecological niches created by the Spanish land grant system and expansion of trade to include new ethnic groups on the frontier of Colonial settlement. Micaceous clay source…

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$350 - $385

Members’ Tour of the Jicarilla Apache Nation

April 19 @ 9:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Jicarilla Apache Nation Reservation, Dulce, NM 87528 United States + Google Map

The Tour Is Full.   Tour: April 19-20, 2017 Pre-trip Lecture: April 13, 2:30 p.m. This trip is open only to members of the Wheelwright Museum and includes a $50 tax-deductible contribution to the Wheelwright Museum. (Become a member.) Members of the Wheelwright Museum are invited to join us on a two-day trip to the Jicarilla Apache Nation  from April 19th to 20th, 2017. The Jicarilla Apaches are southern Athabaskan speakers, who historically roamed a wide region of the southern…

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Collectors’ Circle: Nocona Burgess Studio Visit

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Undisclosed, Santa Fe, 87505 + Google Map

Open to Collectors’ Circle members only. With work in numerous museum and private collections, noted Comanche artist Nocona Burgess is known for his vivid, historic portraits of Native American leaders and his sensitive images of wildlife. It will be an enlightening experience to hear Nocona talk about the in uence of his family, his community, tribal history, and the Southwest upon his art. Further details will be sent to members in advance of the event.

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May 2017

Collectors’ Circle: Colin Coonsis Artist Talk

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Open to Collectors’ Circle members only. A third-generation jeweler, Colin Coonsis began creating while working alongside his mother as a child in Zuni, New Mexico. By the age of eighteen, his work had received multiple awards and recognition. Colin’s work is filled with the traditions of Zuni inlay and an exciting 21st-century twist. Colin makes jewelry that people simply love—you will, too!  

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Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Spring Fling

May 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Undisclosed, Santa Fe, 87505 + Google Map

FRIENDS ONLY, reservations required, extra fee. The Friends travel to the Pojoaque Valley to visit the home of collectors who believe "Don't say you don't have a place for something....it will find its space". Their rambling adobe home is overflowing with Native American pottery, baskets, silver work and western art. We will view the collections, visit with several of the artists represented in the home, and end the year with a short business meeting to elect officers.

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September 2017

Collectors’ Circle: Film — Old West Trading Posts: 100 Years of Barter and Trade

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Open to Collectors’ Circle members only. This documentary film conveys the rich history of the trading posts of the American West, particularly in Arizona and New Mexico. Through rare archival footage, intimate interviews, and photographs of sweeping vistas, you will learn about barter, trade, pawn, and medicine men. Documentary filmmaker Jonathan Williams brings back to life this remarkable history of the new white settlers (Bilagáana) and the Diné.  

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Free

Museum Hill Community Day

September 24
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Join us for the annual Museum Hill Community Day on Sunday, September 24, presented by the Museum Hill Partners: the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and the National Park Service. All ages are welcome. Activities and admission at all institutions are FREE! More information to follow.

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October 2017

Collectors’ Circle: Allan Houser Archives

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Undisclosed, Santa Fe, 87505 + Google Map

Open to Collectors’ Circle members only. This is a rare opportunity to enter the archives at the Allan Houser Foundation to view Houser’s drawings and maquettes. The archives serve as an important resource for scholars and a principal source for the lending of Houser’s work to museums, both nationally and internationally. We’ll appreciate anew the great breadth and depth of his work, from his days as a student at the Santa Fe Indian School to the vast array of work…

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November 2017

Collectors’ Circle: Native Beadwork

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Open to Collectors’ Circle members only. In conjunction with the fine beadwork exhibition opening at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian on May 13, 2017, we will invite notable bead artists to display and talk about their work. Guest artists to be announced. Further details will be sent to members in advance of the event.

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