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Wheelwright Library

704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
(505) 982-4636

November 2014

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club: The Delight Makers with Bob Powers

11/19/2014 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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We will be discussing The Delight Makers, written in 1890 by Adolf F. Bandelier. Much has been learned since then, and we are fortunate to have Bob Powers, a former Park Service archaeologist, as our guest speaker for this event. Mr. Powers has worked 30 years for the National Park Service and 10 years as an archaeological resource at Bandelier National Monument. We are looking forward to hearing his insights! Our discussion will take place after Bob's presentation.

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January 2015

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club: The Round House

01/21/2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us for a discussion of Louise Erdrich's book The Round House (NY: HarperCollins, 2012). The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Everyone is invited and guests are welcome. All books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Susie Arkel

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February 2015

Aren’t You Dyeing to Know: Testing of Dyes in Early Navajo Textiles

02/07/2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Members Only Reservation Required* Join David A. Wenger, PhD, in the Wheelwright Library as he gives a presentation on dye analysis of early Navajo textiles. Trained in biochemistry, Dr. Wenger will describe his methodology and reveal the insights dye analysis can offer about a textile. A long-time collector of Native American art, David first began analyzing Navajo and Pueblo textiles with Dr. Joe Ben Wheat in 1981. Since then, he has analyzed thousands of textile samples from museums, collectors, and…

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September 2015

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club: Laguna Pueblo

09/16/2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free
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Join us for a discussion of Lee Marmon's and Tom Corbett's Laguna Pueblo: A Photographic History (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2015). The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. All books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Mary Pat Beach

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October 2015

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Program: A Family History of Jewelry Making – Anthony Lovato

10/12/2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Anthony Lovato is a fifth-generation jeweler from Santo Domingo (Kewa) Pueblo. He is the grandson of Leo Coriz and the son of Mary Coriz Lovato and will discuss his family’s history and their legacy as Native artists. He will also discuss his current work, which reflects both traditional and contemporary influences, as well as the work of younger members of his creative family. Unless otherwise indicated, all programs are held in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Events are free to…

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FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club: The Witches of Abiquiu

10/21/2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us for a discussion of Malcolm Ebright's and Rick Hendricks's The Witches of Abiquiu: The Governor, the Priest, the Genizaro Indians, and the Devil (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006). The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. All books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Amy Zaharlick

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November 2015

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Program: The Tiffany Cerrillos Mine – Douglas Magnus

11/09/2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Douglas is well known as an outstanding silversmith, photographer and painter. He is also the current owner of the famous Tiffany mine. He will discuss the amazing history of this prehistoric mine and show recent panoramic images of its interior.   Unless otherwise indicated, all programs are held in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Events are free to FRIENDS members. There is a $10 charge for non-members. Refreshments are served at 2:00 p.m. and programs begin at 2:30 p.m. FRIENDS-Only…

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FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club: Born of Fire

11/18/2015 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us for a discussion of Charles S. King's Born of Fire: The Life and Pottery of Margaret Tafoya (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2008). The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. All books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Gini Inman

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January 2016

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Program: The Japanese Market for Native American Jewelry – Cody Sanderson

01/11/2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Japan is currently a major consumer of Native American jewelry. Cody Sanderson, an awardwinning Navajo jeweler, will discuss the Native American jewelry trade in Japan and how that market has affected the present production and marketing of Native-made jewelry.   Unless otherwise indicated, all programs are held in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Events are free to FRIENDS members. There is a $10 charge for non-members. Refreshments are served at 2:00 p.m. and programs begin at 2:30 p.m. FRIENDS-Only events…

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FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club: Rock with Wings

01/20/2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free
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Join us for a discussion of Anne Hillerman's Rock with Wings: A Leaphorn and Chee Novel (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2015). The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. All books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Nancy Warren

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February 2016

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Program: The Four Ws of Appraisals: What, Who, Why and When – Cindy and Scott Hale

02/08/2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Cindy and Scott Hale—second- and third-generation Native American Art appraisers, brokers, collectors, curators and dealers—will share stories from their experiences as well as information on collecting and valuing Native art.   Unless otherwise indicated, all programs are held in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Events are free to FRIENDS members. There is a $10 charge for non-members. Refreshments are served at 2:00 p.m. and programs begin at 2:30 p.m. FRIENDS-Only events are exclusive to FRIENDS members.  

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March 2016

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Program: The Art of Zuni – Bronwyn Fox and Robin Dunlap

03/14/2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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The Zuni are world-famous lapidaries. Bronwyn Fox is the owner/chief steward of Keshi: The Zuni Connection, which is a cooperative founded by a group of Zuni artists and schoolteachers, including Bronwyn’s mother, Robin Dunlap. Bronwyn and Robin will share examples of Zuni art and stories about the long tradition of jewelry making at Zuni.   Unless otherwise indicated, all programs are held in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Events are free to FRIENDS members. There is a $10 charge for…

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FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club: Finders Keepers

03/16/2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us for a discussion of Craig Childs' Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2010). The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. All books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Joan Snader

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April 2016

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright Book Club: Dead Lizard’s Dance

04/20/2016 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us for a discussion of Pamela Christie's Dead Lizard’s Dance: A Tale of Love, Murder and Witchery in Old Santa Fe (Santa Fe: Lone Butte Press, 2009). The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. All books are available at the Santa Fe Public Library. Discussion Leader: Flicka Slade

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May 2016

FRIENDS of the Wheelwright: Spring Fling – Robert Gallegos (FRIENDS ONLY)

05/24/2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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The FRIENDS end the season with a garden party at the lovely home of Christine Seiken. We will have a short business meeting and election of officers followed by a presentation by Robert Gallegos on the ethics of collecting and the related laws regarding Native American artifacts. Robert is a well-known antique Indian arts scholar, dealer and appraiser. FRIENDS-ONLY EVENT.  

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September 2016

Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Program: Cippy CrazyHorse — Classic Styles in Silver Jewelry

09/12/2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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$10

Reservations Required Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Program begins at 2:30 p.m. Friends Members are free; Guests are $10. Seating limited to 50. Born Cipriano Quintana to renowned jewelers Terecita and Joe H. Quintana, Cippy CrazyHorse has carried on the classic traditional Pueblo design his parents started. To these classic designs, CrazyHorse brings his personal style. The bold, deep stamp and chisel designs on thick gauge silver are his trademark. Much of the thick gauge silver comes from melting scrap…

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Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Book Club: Ladies of the Canyons

09/21/2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us for a discussion of Lesley Poling-Kempes' Ladies of the Canyons: A League of Extraordinary Women and Their Adventures in the American Southwest. (Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2015.) The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. Discussion Leader: Carolyn Lombard

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October 2016

A Weave of Time: The Story of a Navajo Family

10/01/2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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$15

Reservations required. Limited seating available. Film Showing: A Weave of Time: The Story of a Navajo Family Directed by Susan Fanshel Produced by Deborah Gordon and John Adair 60 min. Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources. October 1, 2016 3:30-5:30 p.m. $15 admission - Pay Online Now The Wheelwright Museum welcomes attendees for a 30th-anniversary showing of the digitally remastered 1986 film A Weave of Time, revealing cultural change and constancy among the Navajo people through the lens of four generations…

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Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Program: David Gaussoin — Avant-garde Jewelry

10/10/2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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$10

Reservations Required David Gaussoin, born in Santa Fe, New Mexico of Picuris Pueblo, Navajo, and French decent, stems from a long line of artists on his mother's side with various silversmiths, painters, rug weavers, sculptors, and wood workers. David's primary teacher has been his mother, Connie Tsosie Gaussoin, who taught him the basics of jewelry and encouraged him to discover his own methods. David works with gold, sterling silver, and various precious and semiprecious stones, as well as incorporating materials…

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Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Book Club: The Sound of Drums

10/19/2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us for a discussion of The Sound of Drums, A Memoir of Lloyd Kiva New, edited by Ryan S. Flahive. (Santa Fe: Sunstone Press, 2016.) The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. Discussion Leader: Aysen New, with an introduction by Susie Arkel

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Book Release and Signing – Mary Wheelwright: Her Book

10/29/2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is proud to announce the release of a new publication, Mary Wheelwright: Her Book, the first comprehensive biography of Mary Cabot Wheelwright, an important figure in the history of New Mexico and the greater Southwest. The book is based on more than fifteen years of oral history and archival research by author Leatrice A. Armstrong, formerly the assistant to the director at the Wheelwright Museum. Join us in the museum's library for a…

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November 2016

Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Book Club: The Scalpel and the Silver Bear

11/16/2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us for a discussion of The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and Traditional Healing, by Lori Arviso Alvord, M.D. and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt. (New York: Bantam Books, 1999.) The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. Discussion Leader: Cindy Dubois

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January 2017

Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Program: Jack Townes — The Back Story of the Jicarilla Exhibition

01/09/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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$10

Reservations Required For many years, Jack Townes of Skycraft Designs has worked with the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian to install exhibitions and build mounts for the objects in those exhibitions, including Jicarilla: Home near the Heart of the World, currently on view in the Klah Gallery. Through his work, Jack has served as a key element in the success of our shows. In this talk, Jack Townes will tell the back story of Jicarilla: Home near the Heart…

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Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Book Club: Ceremony

01/18/2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us for a discussion of Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony. (New York: Penguin Books, 2006.) The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. All are welcome including non-members and guests. Discussion Leader: Eslee Kessler

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February 2017

Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Program: Keri Ataumbi — Wearable Art

02/13/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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$10

Reservations Required Raised on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, Keri Ataumbi was exposed to both traditional Native American aesthetics and contemporary art theory and practice from an early age. Her Kiowa mother ran a trading post and her Italian-American father is famous for his bronze sculptures. Ataumbi and her sister were encouraged to pursue their individual interests in art. In creating what she terms "wearable art," she is interested in exploring the relationship between jewelry's capacity as adornment and…

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Friends of the Wheelwright Museum Book Club: Combing the Snakes from His Hair

02/16/2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us for a discussion of James Stevens's Combing the Snakes from His Hair. (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2002.) The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. NOTE: THIS SPECIFIC MEETING TAKES PLACE ON THURSDAY INSTEAD OF THE USUAL WEDNESDAY. All are welcome including non-members and guests. Discussion Leader: Barbara Arlen

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March 2017

Friends Book Club: Big Falling Snow

03/15/2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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All are welcome including non-members and guests. Join us for a discussion of Albert Yava's Big Falling Snow: A Tewa-Hopi Indian’s Life and Times and the History and Traditions of His People. (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1978.) The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Discussion Leader: Carol Reed

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Lecture by Veronica E. Tiller, PhD — According to Gaheli: Jicarilla Apache History

03/25/2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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$10

Reservations required. "When I was a young girl, my maternal grandfather always began his tribal story and history with the preface, 'according to Gaheli,' which meant his story or recollection came from the authoritative source," reveals Jicarilla Apache historian and author Veronica E. Tiller, Phd. Dr. Tiller is currently working on the biography of Jicarilla Apache chief James Garfield Velarde, Sr. (1853-1961), known as Gaheli by his people. In her lecture, Dr. Tiller will share insights into Jicarilla Apache history…

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April 2017

Friends Program: Teri Greeves: Storytelling in Beadwork

04/10/2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Reservations Required Teri Greeves (Kiowa) is one of the Native art world's most respected beadwork artists, with work held by institutions such as the National Museum of the American Indian, the Autry, the Heard Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and the British Museum, to name a few. Not only does she create beautiful wearable art, such as her exquisitely beaded cuffs, but she also creates conceptual works which deal with a variety of themes, such as her Kiowa culture, family,…

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Friends Book Club: Mary Wheelwright

04/12/2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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All are welcome including non-members and guests. Join us for a discussion of Leatrice Armstrong's Mary Wheelwright: Her Book. (Santa Fe: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, 2016.) The author will be in attendance. The FRIENDS’ Book Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Discussion Leader: Susie Arkel

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May 2017

Collectors’ Circle: Colin Coonsis Artist Talk

05/06/2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Open to Collectors’ Circle members only. A third-generation jeweler, Colin Coonsis began creating while working alongside his mother as a child in Zuni, New Mexico. By the age of eighteen, his work had received multiple awards and recognition. Colin’s work is filled with the traditions of Zuni inlay and an exciting 21st-century twist. Colin makes jewelry that people simply love—you will, too!  

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September 2017

Loom Beading Workshop with Marvin Gabaldón

09/03/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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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 Library. Seating is 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, Taos and…

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Friends Lecture Series: Racheal Roybal Montoya – Filigree Jewelry Artist

09/11/2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free – $10

Born and raised in Northern New Mexico, Rachael has been encouraged by her family to express her artistic identity. She studied under the prestigious jeweler, Elan Varshay. In 2010 Racheal realized a dream when she was accepted into the prestigious Traditional Spanish Market here in Santa Fe, an honor reserved for only the most talented artists. The demand for Racheal’s pieces continues to grow and as does her reputation as an artist. In 2016 and in 2017, Racheal won 1st…

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Friends Book Club: LaRose

09/20/2017 @ 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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Collectors’ Circle: Film — Old West Trading Posts: 100 Years of Barter and Trade

09/21/2017 @ 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

Friends Book Club: The Sun is a Wandering Hunter: Poems

10/18/2017 @ 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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November 2017

Free First Sunday: Artist Talk with Shonto Begay

11/05/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Prolific Diné painter, writer, and storyteller Shonto Begay will discuss the spiritual content of two paintings he created for the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, installed in 2000 in the then-new Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. The paintings, Peripheral to the Presentation of the Wand and Since Night's Victory, represent seasonal and directional observations in Diné cosmology. Learn about the inspiration for these paintings as well as Shonto Begay's current artistic directions. Shonto Begay was born on the Navajo Nation…

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Friends Lecture Series: Meet & Greet with Jerry Ingram

11/13/2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free – $10

Meet award-winning Choctaw/Cherokee artist Jerry Ingram! Jerry Ingram will give a short presentation about his beadwork and clothing promptly at 2:30 p.m in the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library. Select works by the artist will be on display for viewing. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Jerry Ingram is from Battiest, Oklahoma, and now lives in New Mexico. An alumni of the Institute of American Indian Art, he received his BA from Oklahoma State Tech. “I have been influenced by the work…

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December 2017

Holiday Flea

12/03/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Join us at the Mary Cabot Wheelwright Library for our Holiday Flea on December 3rd, from 1-3 p.m! We will have an assortment of Native American art available for sale at a variety of price points, including pottery, dolls, baskets, jewelry, textiles, beadwork, sculptures, folk art, and 2-dimensional work. Additionally, a wide selection of books on Native American and other subjects will be available for purchase. Proceeds support the museum's exhibitions and educational programming.   Photo: Roy Grafe

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An Evening with Artist Benjamin Harjo Jr.

12/09/2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
$75

Save the date for an evening of dinner, drinks, discussion, and a very exclusive sale of original drawings by Benjamin Harjo, Jr. (Absentee Shawnee/Seminole) from the Harjos' private collection of holiday cards. Ben and Barbara Harjo will be in attendance. Schedule Kick-off in the Case Trading Post 5:00-6:00 p.m. Enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, mingle with other attendees, and shop in the Case Trading Post! A selection of original drawings by Benjamin Harjo, Jr. will be available for purchase, as…

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Book Signing with Anne Hillerman

12/13/2017 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
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Free

Join us for a special reception of the Friends Book Club, presenting New York Times bestseller Anne Hillerman! Anne is the daughter of Tony Hillerman, creator of the popular mystery novels featuring Navajo Tribal Police characters Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Anne has continued writing the series, expanding upon the character Bernadette “Bernie” Manualito, a Navajo Tribal Police Officer and the wife of Jim Chee, in the books Spider Woman's Daughter, Rock with Wings, and Song of the Lion, her…

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January 2018

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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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

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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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

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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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: Inventing the Southwest

April 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 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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October 2018

Friends Book Discussion: Jungle of Stones

October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wheelwright Library, 704 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, 87505
Free
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Friends Members Event Join the Friends Members as they discuss William Carlsen's book, Jungle of Stone. Discussion Leader: Susan Ellenbogen

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