Wheelwright is a private museum and not part of the Museum of New Mexico system, but it delivers traditional and contemporary arts in sculpture, jewelry, pottery and painting. A new permanent southwest jewelry display is stunning. Case Trading Post also delivers an old school feeling that artists and tourists appreciate. Library available for events.
The architecture of this museum sets it apart, as soon as you walk in the front door. Truly authentic artifacts are on display. Leave time to visit the lower level which is a replica of an original trading post, with some special shopping choices.
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. There is also a temporary exhibit of the work of one jewelry artist, in this case Elevi, which was outstanding. The price of admission to this museum... 更多
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 goods.
It had been a couple of years since we had visited this museum. This time we saw a wonderful display of Apache Jicarilla baskets and beaded items, which were in excellent condition. We viewed a number of womens' dresses, mens' clothing and moccasins. Additionally more modern artwork adorned the walls. A docent walked us around the impressive jewelry display; her... 更多
This is a very good collection, with a focus on artistry and accurate provenance, of art and craft of the local, indigenous populations, both historical and current. Worth the visit.
Tiny museum on "Museum Hill". Haven't seen the others. Was free entry on first Sunday so went by. Really fine permanent exhibit of American Indian jewelry. Go look at this first before you go buy anything in downtown Santa Fe so you see what is the real deal.
This is the best museum to see art quality Native Jewelry from the beginnings of its history to the present day. Just last year, they added an entire new wing to the museum as a permanent place to exhibit the collections. In addition, a docent is on site to answer any questions you may have but they will also not... 更多