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.

Jicarilla Apache basketmaker Rowena Mora and her daughter Jacinda Atencio.

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.

Join Online
See Below

Join by Mail/Check
Jean Higgins, Assistant to the Director
Wheelwright Museum
P.O. Box 5153
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Join by Phone/Credit Card
Call the Case Trading Post (505-982-4636 Ext. 110)
and provide your credit card information.


Membership Levels & Benefits

Individual and Group Memberships | Business Memberships | Friends of the Wheelwright | Collectors’ Circle |


Individual and Group Memberships

Gini at the members’ opening of Beads: A Universe of Meaning.

 

Individual: $50

  • Free admission to the museum and members’ events.
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Case Trading Post

Family/Couple: $100

  • Free admission to the museum and members’ events for two individuals and their children/grandchildren under 18.
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Case Trading Post

Supporter: $250

  • Family membership
  • First American Art Magazine subscription
  • 4 guest passes to the museum
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Case Trading Post

Benefactor: $500

  • Family membership
  • First American Art Magazine subscription
  • Family FRIENDS membership
  • 6 guest passes to the museum
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Case Trading Post

Director’s Circle: $1,200.00

  • Family membership
  • First American Art Magazine subscription
  • Family FRIENDS membership
  • 10 guest passes to the museum
  • A $500 tax-deductible contribution to the Collectors’ Circle — membership for two
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Case Trading Post

Business Memberships

 

Business Partner: $250

  • Family membership
  • Individual FRIENDS membership
  • 4 guest passes to the museum
  • Acknowledgement on the donor panel at the museum entrance
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Case Trading Post

Corporate Member: $1,000

  • Family membership
  • Family FRIENDS membership
  • 8 guest passes to the museum
  • Acknowledgement on the donor panel at the museum entrance
  • 10% discount on purchases in the Case Trading Post

Lovely volunteers at our 80th birthday party!

Friends of the Wheelwright Museum

 

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. Membership in the FRIENDS is $50 a year for individuals and $100 for families.

The FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Museum provide support to the museum through fundraising, educational programs, trips, and volunteerism. As a FRIEND you can help the Museum in a variety of ways:

  • Greet visitors as a gallery host
  • Provide gallery tours as a docent
  • Work in the Case Trading Post
  • Help with the Annual Benefit Auction
  • Be involved in special fundraising events
  • Assist with exhibition openings
  • Provide hospitality and food at FRIENDS and Museum events

Friends Lecture presenters Keri Ataumbi and Tania Larsson.

 

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Lecture Series

  • Free attendance to Friends Lecture Series

Your membership in the FRIENDS supports our popular Lecture Series—one of Santa Fe’s longest running and most highly regarded public programs. The Friends Lecture Series are held in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library, and are free for Friends members. (There is a $10 charge for non-members.) Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and programs begin at 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited for lectures and reservations are typically required.

See upcoming Friends events on our Events page.

 

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club

The FRIENDS Book Club meets the third Wednesday of each month, from September through November and January through April, at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. Most books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library.

See upcoming Friends events on our Events page.


Collectors’ Circle

 

Collectors’ Circle: from $250 (Must have an existing membership with the museum to join the Collector’s Circle.)

The Collectors’ Circle is a members’ organization of the Wheelwright Museum whose mission is to fund acquisitions for the permanent collections. Since its founding in 1999, the Collectors’ Circle has helped the Museum make several of the most significant acquisitions in its history. As a Collectors’ Circle member you will receive invitations to attend exclusive events at artists’ studios, collectors’ homes, and some of Santa Fe’s premier galleries. Enjoy the fellowship of others for whom Native American art is a passion, while training your eye and deepening your understanding.

Membership in the Collectors’ Circle costs $250.00 per individual or $500.00 per couple, all of which is tax deductible. One hundred percent of membership dues go directly to the Wheelwright Museum’s acquisitions fund.

See upcoming Collectors’ Circle events on our Events page.

 

Purchases Made with Collectors’ Circle Funds