Your membership in the Wheelwright Museum is an investment in knowledge. The Wheelwright offers a unique combination of original exhibitions, beautiful books, and exciting public programs, designed to challenge your assumptions about Native American art, history, and culture. Your membership fees support the oldest independent, non-profit museum in New Mexico.

Membership in the Wheelwright entitles you to join our energetic support groups, the FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Museum and the Collectors’ Circle. The FRIENDS contribute volunteer support and sponsor educational programming. Members of Collectors’ Circle provide direct support for acquisitions while enjoying exclusive events in the studios and homes of artists and collectors.

Membership entitles you to a 10% discount on purchases in the Case Trading Post, excluding any specially marked items and ensures that you are notified of artists demonstrations, lectures, book signings, special sales, exhibitions, and other events.

Once you have chosen a level of membership in the museum, please also consider joining the FRIENDS or Collectors’ Circle, or both.


Membership Levels & Benefits


Individual and Group Memberships

Individual: $50
Benefits: Free admission to the museum and members’ events. Join Now

Family/Couple: $100
Benefits: Free admission to the museum and members’ events for two individuals and their children/grandchildren under 18. Join Now

Supporter: $250
Benefits: Family membership, First American Art Magazine subscription, and 4 guest passes to the museum. Join Now

Benefactor: $500
Benefits: Family membership, First American Art Magazine subscription, Family FRIENDS membership, and 6 guest passes to the museum. Join Now

Director’s Circle: $1,200.00
Benefits: Family membership, First American Art Magazine subscription, Family FRIENDS membership, 10 guest passes to the museum, and a $500 tax-deductible contribution to the Collectors’ Circle — membership for two. Join Now


Add-ons: Additional Opportunities to Support the Museum (Open Only to Members)

FRIENDS Membership: from $50
(MUST HAVE AN EXISTING MEMBERSHIP WITH THE MUSEUM TO JOIN THE FRIENDS.)
After joining the museum as a regular individual member, you may join the FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Museum for an additional $50. Those who have joined the museum with a family membership may join the FRIENDS for an additional $100. The FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Museum provide support through fundraising, educational programs, trips, and volunteerism. Join Now

Collector’s Circle: from $250
(MUST HAVE AN EXISTING MEMBERSHIP WITH THE MUSEUM TO JOIN THE COLLECTOR’S CIRCLE.)
One hundred percent of membership dues, $250 per individual or $500 per couple, go toward the purchase of Native American art for the museum’s permanent collection. As a member, you will join fellow enthusiasts in exclusive events at artists’ studios, collectors’ homes, and at Santa Fe’s premier galleries. Join Now


Business Memberships

Business Partner: $250
Benefits: Family membership, Individual FRIENDS membership, and 4 guest passes to the museum. Business Partners are acknowledged on the donor panel at the museum entrance. Join Now

Corporate Member: $1,000
Benefits: Family membership, family FRIENDS membership, and 8 guest passes to the museum. Corporate members are acknowledged on the donor panel at the Museum entrance. Join Now