Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe

(4.1/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • They have a permanent exhibit of the history of Indian jewelry, which was our goal in going. The relatively brief but informative text describing each of the many smaller displays was very helpful. Th...  more »
  • Great private collection of Native American jewelry and artifacts. There is quite a bit to see in the smallest of the museums. Very well laid out, informative, and interesting. Highly recommend! 
  • The Wheelwright shows an excellent range of the history of Native American silver work. The range of baskets is also very good. But the historical narrative is subordinated to the displays of the good...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Love the sculpture garden and the Artwork .
  • 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.
  • 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.