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July 2017
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Free First Sunday

July 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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80th Birthday Party

July 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Come celebrate the oldest museum on Museum Hill, founded in 1937! We will be offering free admission to the museum, docent tours, artist demonstrations, dance performances, and a 20% off sale in the Case Trading Post. CAKE AND COMMENTS AT 1:30 P.M. Featured artist demonstrators: Wendy Boivin (Menominee) - Beadwork Rowena Mora (Jicarilla Apache) - Basketry Shelden Nuñez-Velarde (Jicarilla Apache) - Micaceous Pottery Kevin Pochoema (Hopi) - Katsina Carvings Norbert Peshlakai (Navajo) - Silversmithing Featured Dance Group: Black Mesa Dance…

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Here Comes the Storyteller!

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until 08/13/2017

Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Santa Fe’s premier storyteller Joe Hayes is back with stirring tales of the greater Southwest. A favorite events for all ages! Please bring a chair or blanket for festival seating on the museum grounds. Saturday and Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.: July 22, 23, 29 and 30; August 5, 6, 12, and 13.  

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August 2017

42nd Annual Benefit Auction: Online Auction

August 1 - August 11
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Each year the Wheelwright Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction offers the finest in historic and contemporary Native American and Southwestern art, including jewelry, pottery, textiles, baskets, katsinam, folk art and more. New this year is an online silent auction from August 1-11. See www.wheelwright.org/auction for details.  

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Old Friends, New Faces: Jewelry Collection Showcase

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Jewelry Collection Showcase Thursday, August 17, 11 a.m. –1 p.m. in the Case Trading Post The Case Trading Post presents a selection of jewelry for sale by renowned Native jewelers Charles Loloma (Hopi), Richard Chavez (San Felipe), Edith Tsabetsaye (Zuni), and other artists. The Case Trading Post, our museum shop, presents their annual Old Friends, New Faces, a multi-day event to coincide with the annual auction, showcasing work by exceptional Native American artists. Support Indigenous art! A free shuttle and…

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42nd Annual Benefit Auction: Silent Auction

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - August 18 @ 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Thursday, August 17 11 a.m. –1 p.m. Jewelry Collection Showcase at the Case Trading Post 3–5 p.m. Silent Auction and Live Auction Preview (last table closes at 4:30) in the Tent Each year the Wheelwright Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction offers the finest in historic and contemporary Native American and Southwestern art, including jewelry, pottery, textiles, baskets, katsinam, folk art and more. A free shuttle and offsite parking will be available at the First Baptist Church on 1605 Old Pecos Trail…

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42nd Annual Benefit Auction: Live Auction

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Friday, August 18 9 a.m.–noon Artist Demonstrations on the Plaza 10 a.m.–noon Live Auction Preview Noon–3 p.m. Live Auction Each year the Wheelwright Museum’s Annual Benefit Auction offers the finest in historic and contemporary Native American and Southwestern art, including jewelry, pottery, textiles, baskets, katsinam, folk art and more. A free shuttle and offsite parking will be available at the First Baptist Church on 1605 Old Pecos Trail as well as St. John’s United Methodist Church at 1200 Old Pecos…

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Old Friends, New Faces: Artist Demonstrations

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Artist Demonstrations Friday, August 18, 9 a.m. – 12 noon on the Museum Patio Meet exceptional Native artists and see how they make their work! The Case Trading Post, our museum shop, presents their annual Old Friends, New Faces, a multi-day event to coincide with the annual auction, showcasing work by exceptional Native American artists. Support Indigenous art! A free shuttle and offsite parking will be available at the First Baptist Church on 1605 Old Pecos Trail as well as…

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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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Friends Book Club: LaRose

September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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The Friends Book Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of September-November and January-April at 1:30 in the museum's library. All are welcome, including non-members and guests. Join us for a discussion of Louise Erdrich's LaRose (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2016), available from the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Susie Arkel.

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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
Free

Friends Book Club: The Sun is a Wandering Hunter: Poems

October 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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The Friends Book Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of September-November and January-April at 1:30 in the museum's library. All are welcome, including non-members and guests. Join us for a discussion of James McGrath's The Sun is a Wandering Hunter: Poems (Santa Fe: Sunstone Press, 2015), available from the Santa Fe Public Library. The author will be present. Discussion Leader: James McGrath, introduced by Barbara Arlen.

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Collectors’ Circle: Allan Houser Archives

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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 exhibition Beads: A Universe of Meaning, 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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Friends Book Club: Song of the Lion

November 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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The Friends Book Club meets every 3rd Wednesday of September-November and January-April at 1:30 in the museum's library. All are welcome, including non-members and guests. Join us for a discussion of Anne Hillerman's Song of the Lion: A Leaphorn, Chee & Manuelito Novel (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2017), available from the Santa Fe Public Library. The author will be present. Discussion Leader: Anne Hillerman, introduced by Flicka Slade.  

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