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May 2017

Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Spring Fling

05/09/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Undisclosed Santa Fe, 87505 + Google Map

FRIENDS ONLY, $10 in advance. Join us for our end of the 2016-17 Season SPRING FLING FIESTA at the Pojoaque Valley home of Al Miller and Richard LaBelle. Al and Richard are former teachers from Wisconsin who sold antiques "on the side". They fell in love with Santa Fe after a visit 26 years ago and began selling and collecting items from the Southwest. They retired to Santa Fe a few years ago, bringing with them an eclectic collection of…

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August 2017

Albuquerque Museum Friends Day Trip Fundraiser

08/24/2017 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
$60

FRIENDS ONLY EVENT. Join the Friends for a Day Trip Fundraiser! On August 24, 2017, we will travel to Albuquerque to visit the Albuquerque Museum, stop for lunch at the Seasons Rotisserie & Grill and visit Grey Dog Trading! At the Albuquerque Museum, we will have a curator-led tour of the exhibition  The Leekya Family: Master Carvers of Zuni Pueblo. Deb Slaney, the museum's curator of history who has been studying Leekya for over 20 years, will be our tour…

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September 2017

Friends Lecture Series: Racheal Roybal Montoya – Filigree Jewelry Artist

09/11/2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free – $10

Born and raised in Northern New Mexico, Rachael has been encouraged by her family to express her artistic identity. She studied under the prestigious jeweler, Elan Varshay. In 2010 Racheal realized a dream when she was accepted into the prestigious Traditional Spanish Market here in Santa Fe, an honor reserved for only the most talented artists. The demand for Racheal’s pieces continues to grow and as does her reputation as an artist. In 2016 and in 2017, Racheal won 1st…

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Friends Book Club: LaRose

09/20/2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free

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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October 2017

Friends Lecture: The Next Generation at the Wheelwright Museum

10/09/2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free – $10

From studies in Indigenous California basketry to modeling Native fashion on the runway, see what unique backgrounds four staff members bring to the Wheelwright Museum. Representing various facets of the museum, they will share a snapshot of their interests, involvements, and work responsibilities. Gain insight into the experiences of this younger generation participating in the museum world, and how they contribute to the culture and functioning of the Wheelwright Museum. Ashley Baranyk, our Collections Manager, has worked with the National…

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

10/18/2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free

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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Friends Maria Samora Studio Tour

10/26/2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Samora Studio, 824 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos, NM 87571 United States
$50

On Thursday, October 26th,  the Friends will tour Samora Studio in Taos! Maria Samora (Taos Pueblo) will demonstrate her jewelry making. The optional lunch will be at Lambert's of Taos, located downtown on the plaza. (Lunch is not included in the price; we will have separate checks.) After lunch, we will browse the shops in downtown Taos, and will arrive back at Santa Fe at about 4:00 p.m. SAMORA STUDIO is an award winning, family run, luxury jewelry design studio…

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November 2017

Friends Lecture Series: Meet & Greet with Jerry Ingram

11/13/2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free – $10

Meet award-winning Choctaw/Cherokee artist Jerry Ingram! Jerry Ingram will give a short presentation about his beadwork and clothing promptly at 2:30 p.m in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Select works by the artist will be on display for viewing. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Jerry Ingram is from Battiest, Oklahoma, and now lives in New Mexico. An alumni of the Institute of American Indian Art, he received his BA from Oklahoma State Tech. “I have been influenced by the work…

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December 2017

Book Signing with Anne Hillerman

12/13/2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free

Join us for a special reception of the Friends Book Club, presenting New York Times bestseller Anne Hillerman! Anne is the daughter of Tony Hillerman, creator of the popular mystery novels featuring Navajo Tribal Police characters Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Anne has continued writing the series, expanding upon the character Bernadette “Bernie” Manualito, a Navajo Tribal Police Officer and the wife of Jim Chee, in the books Spider Woman's Daughter, Rock with Wings, and Song of the Lion, her…

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January 2018

Friends Program: Peterson Yazzie Presentation & Book Signing

01/08/2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free – $10

Please join the Friends of the Wheelwright Museum for a presentation by Peterson Yazzie, a Navajo artist, illustrator, and educator from Greasewood Springs, Arizona. Yazzie will speak about how the Navajo culture and his personal experiences are the foundation of his work. He will also be signing copies of a children's book that he illustrated, The Hogan that Great-Grandfather Built, published by Salina Bookshelf of Flagstaff, AZ. Yazzie’s painting literally starts with a splash of paint sparked by an idea. The…

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Friends Book Club: The Lost City of the Monkey God

01/17/2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free

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 Douglas Preston's The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story (New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2017), available from the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Gini Inman

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February 2018

Friends Program: Gerald Lomaventema and Mentees

02/12/2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free – $10

Gerald Lomaventema, a well-known Hopi jeweler from Shungopavi on Second Mesa, Arizona, will present a talk on the history of Hopi silversmithing, how it ties in to Hopi work today and his involvement in mentoring younger Hopi in the present day. Gerald, who trained at the formerly existing Hopi Co-op Guild, recognized the need for training younger Hopi in the traditional overlay technique, and has been successful in finding grants to underwrite his endeavor. Darrin Kuwanhongva and Cordell Sakeva, two of…

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Friends Book Club: My Tree of Life as an Appraiser of American Indian Art

02/21/2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free

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 Dr. Leona M. Zastrow's My Tree of Life as an Appraiser of American Indian Art: My Viewpoint (Bloomington: Archway Publishing, 2016). The author will be present. Discussion Leader: Dr. Leona Zastrow, introduced by Mary Pat Beach.

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March 2018

Douglas Preston Lecture and Book Signing

03/12/2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free – $10
Photo of Douglas Preston, horse Redbone, and dog Acomita.

In 1989, Douglas Preston and the photographer Walter Nelson set out on a 1,000 mile horseback journey retracing Coronado’s crazy search for the legendary Seven Cities of Gold. Not following roads or trails, they packed their supplies, slept under the stars, and found water and grass where they could. Their route took them across some of the remotest deserts and mountains of Arizona and New Mexico as well as nine Indian reservations, as they sought to understand that moment when…

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Friends Book Club: Navajos Wear Nikes

03/21/2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free

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 Jim Kristofic's Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2011), available from the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Mary McElroy

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April 2018

Friends Program: Poetry Reading and Artist Talk with Max Early

04/09/2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free – $10

“I write poetry to preserve thoughts and prayers that seem to be gradually going away. The younger generations have lost a great deal of knowledge from stories and legends that were only told orally. I write to keep these memories and moments alive for the next generations. I write to share what knowledge I possess to remember the morals and tales of our people.” - Max Early Laguna Pueblo poet and pottery artist Max Early will read selections from his…

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Friends Book Club: Inventing the Southwest

04/18/2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free

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 Kathleen L. Howard's and Diana F. Pardue's Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art (Arizona: Northland Publishing Company, 1996), available from the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Eslee Kessler

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May 2018

Friends Spring Fling at the Los Luceros Historic Property

05/22/2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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$50

The 2018 Spring Fling will kick off with a tour of the historic property of Los Luceros that was once owned by Mary Cabot Wheelwright herself. The tour will be led by Marie Markesteyn, who has lived in Los Luceros and knows its history. Afterwards, Norma Naranjo of The Feasting Place will cater a buffet-style luncheon. During the luncheon, we will be joined by Marie Markesteyn, Grace Valdez, Gilbert Vigil and others who have an intimate knowledge of the property…

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September 2018

Friends: Henderson Store Visit

09/10/2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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$30.00

MEMBERS & FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY Members will meet at the historic Henderson Store at 10:30 A.M. or you can join the carpool at 9:00 A.M.. The Store will be closed to the public during the visit. If you would like to carpool, meet at the north parking lot of the Inn at Santa Fe. As a highlight, Santo Domingo Pueblo jeweler Mary Tafoya will join us! Lunch will be on your own. Get Driving Directions through Google Maps (Click Here)…

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October 2018

Friends Lecture: Dr. Dolly Manson

10/22/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505

Friends Members Event: From Hardrock Arizona to Navajo Language Professor Listen to Dr. Dolly Manson share her stories of resilience from childhood to the present. Born in 1957, Dr. Dolly Manson grew up in the rural Hardrock area of the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. Her early childhood was spent living with her maternal grandmother in a traditional hogan. During this time, Dr. Manson was taught the many responsibilities of a Diné woman and was surrounded by her Native language…

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