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January 2018

Friends Program: Peterson Yazzie Presentation & Book Signing

January 8 @ 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

January 17 @ 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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Soft Opening of Eye Candy: Visual Treats from the Permanent Collection

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Stop by for the soft opening of our exhibition Eye Candy: Visual Treats from the Permanent Collection, on view in the Schultz Gallery!

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February 2018

Meet & Greet with Liz Wallace

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free
"Try the Tribolites" Cuff by Liz Wallace

Join us on our free First Sunday at the Wheelwright Museum for a special meet and greet from 2-4 p.m. with jeweler Liz Wallace (Navajo/Washo/Maidu), one of the artists included in "Eye Candy: Visual Treats from the Permanent Collection," opening January 20th in the Schultz Gallery. Her work is also permanently on view in our Center for the Study of Southwestern Jewelry's Martha Hopkins Struever Gallery. In 2011, Liz Wallace had her own exhibition at the Wheelwright Museum, "Nature Nurtures:…

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Case Trading Post 20% Off Members’ Sale

February 9 @ 10:00 am - February 18 @ 5:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Museum members take 20% off most items in our shop, the Case Trading Post, both in store and online at www.wheelwright.org/shop, from February 9-18, 2018! Usual exclusions apply. Discount does not apply to some specially marked items. All sales final. To become a member, visit www.wheelwright.org/join If you need any assistance, please contact the Case Trading Post at 505-982-4636 ext. 110 or 800-607-4636 ext. 110, or by email at casetradingpost@wheelwright.org.

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Friends Program: Gerald Lomaventema and Mentees

February 12 @ 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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Collectors’ Circle: Preview of a Collection

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Collectors' Circle members only. To become a member of the Collectors' Circle, visit www.wheelwright.org/join. Director Jonathan Batkin will take Collectors' Circle members behind the scenes to share some important pieces from a recent bequest to the museum's collection. To reserve your space, please contact Jean Higgins, Assistant to the Director, at asstdir@wheelwright.org or 505-982-4636 ext. 103.

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

February 21 @ 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

Lecture and Sale with Franklin Carillo

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free

For our first Free Sunday, join us downstairs in the museum’s classroom for a lecture by jeweler Franklin Carrillo (Laguna/Seneca/Choctaw), whose work is currently on view in Eye Candy: Visual Treats from the Permanent Collection. Jewelry by Carrillo will be available for sale after the talk. Artist Statement: The "Canyon de Chelly," the "Mimbres Feathered Serpent," the "Rainbird," and the "Chaco Canyon," are names used to identify some of the link bracelets made in silver and gold metal, inlaid with…

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Douglas Preston Lecture and Book Signing

March 12 @ 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

March 21 @ 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

Artist Demonstration with Randy Brokeshoulder

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free

Join us at the museum for a meet and greet and demonstration with well-known katsina carver Randy Brokeshoulder (Hopi/Navajo/Shawnee), the great-grandson of carver Guy Maktima and the son of carver Nick Brokeshoulder.

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Friends Program: Poetry Reading and Artist Talk with Max Early

April 9 @ 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

April 18 @ 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

Members’ Opening of Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie and Peshlakai Vision

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Museum members get the first look at the Wheelwright Museum's latest exhibitions at the private Members' Opening of Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie and Peshlakai Vision. Mix and mingle with other attendees and meet  featured artists Melanie Yazzie and Norbert Peshlakai. Hors d'oeuvres and other refreshments will be served. To become a member of the museum, visit http://wheelwright.org/join.

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Public Opening of Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie and Peshlakai Vision

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free

All are invited to attend the free public opening of Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie and Peshlakai Vision. Special events include a panel discussion with Norbert Peshlakai, a pop-up shop with Melanie Yazzie’s work, and a magazine release party with First American Art Magazine.   Panel Discussion 1-2 p.m. Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library Join featured artist Norbert Peshlakai and exhibition organizer Ken Williams, Jr. for a panel discussion in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. First American Art Magazine Issue No.…

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First American Art Magazine Issue No. 19 Release Party

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Join First American Art Magazine as they celebrate the release of their Summer 2018 issue! The release party coincides with the free public opening of Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie and Peshlakai Vision. Meet new friends and enjoy free magazines, refreshments, and the Wheelwright Museum's latest exhibitions!

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Friends Spring Fling at the Los Luceros Historic Property

May 22 @ 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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June 2018

Free First Sunday

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free

On Sunday, June 3rd, admission to the Wheelwright Museum is free, from our regular hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Come view our two new exhibitions, Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie and Peshlakai Vision.

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Gelli Plate Printing Workshop with Melanie Yazzie

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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$25

Join master printmaker Melanie Yazzie, whose work is currently on exhibition in Memory Weaving: Works by Melanie Yazzie, for a Gelli printing workshop and take home your own monoprint. Space is limited!   To purchase a seat in the class, visit https://wheelwright.org/product/june-3rd-workshop/   For more information on Gelli Printing, visit https://www.gelliarts.com/.

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