Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe

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4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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  • Sweetie and I spent a few days in Santa Fe, soaking up the culture and food. The Wheelwright Museum was very high on our "must see" list and it definitely didn't disappoint. Beautiful exhibits, well l...  read more »
  • The museum has interesting exhibits and a stunning gallery of Native American jewelry. It will give you a wonderful education on the different styles of jewelry produced by the different pueblos and a...  read more »
  • Mary Wheelwright collected unique and valuable Indian artworks from the southwestern tribes. The museum is also the repository for documents that detail the religious practices of the Navajo. Exhibits...  read more »
  • I went with a group and I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. The art was various and interesting. I noticed how much pottery had changed after the Spanish conquest!! Very subtle and sophisticated before, much less so afterward, although still beautiful ... I also really liked the mural inside the entrance.
  • The newly opened Center for the Study of Southwest Jewelery is, as Michelin Guide would say, worth a journey. I am not kidding, any lover of fine native American jewelery can justify a trip to Santa Fe just to see this incredible new facility and display. And now, a little secret.........the temporary exhibition of Ralph T. Coe's lifetime collection has just been mounted with the vital assistance of the Ralph T. Coe Foundation. It is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see his eclectic collection of fine objects from the 18th, 19th, and 20th century of native Americans from all over North America.
  • Love the sculpture garden and the Artwork .
  • Case Trading Post is down stairs at the back of the museum-- they don't make a big deal of it, but it is one of the best places to buy jewelry, pots, rugs, kachinas, paintings by some of the best contemporary Native American artists. And you can feel good knowing that the artists get a fair deal and the shop itself is nonprofit.
  • horrible excuse for a museum. all it is is a gift shop there are currently no artifacts or anything just a gift shop. call before u go to see if they are actually showing anything.
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