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. (Must have an existing membership with the museum to join the Collectors’ Circle.) 


  • 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.
  • Join Online

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September 2017

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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October 2017

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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