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Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

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August 2017

Albuquerque Museum Friends Day Trip Fundraiser

August 24 @ 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

Free First Sunday

September 3 @ 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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Loom Beading Workshop with Marvin Gabaldón

September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wheelwright Museum, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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Free

For our September Free First Sunday of the month, we are pleased to have Marvin Gabaldón facilitate a loom beading workshop from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will work on a small loom project in the Wheelwright Museum Library. Participants will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis, as space allows. Museum admission is free during our regular hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. About the artist: Marvin Gabaldón is a bead work artist from the pueblos of Acoma,…

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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

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
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 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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January 2018

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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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 Book Club: Inventing the Southwest

02/21/2018 @ 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 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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March 2018

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

04/18/2018 @ 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 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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