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Jicarilla: Home near the Heart of the World
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 thru Sun, Apr 16, 2017
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM
Location: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

An exhibition focusing on Jicarilla Apache basketry, micaceous pottery, and beadwork. The exhibition will feature more than eighty objects dating from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. $8, 10 am–5 pm, 505-982-4636, wheelwright.org. visit our website
Bridles and Bits: Treasures from the Southwest
Tue, Feb 14, 2017 thru Sun, Sep 24, 2017
ongoing 11:59 PM - 11:59 PM


Location: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Bridles and Bits: Treasures from the Southwest features masterpieces of early Navajo blacksmithing and silversmithing, as well as Moorish and Mexican prototypes made between the 13th century and 1860. visit our website
Artist Demonstration and Coloring Party with Benjamin Harjo, Jr.
Sun, Mar 12 onetime 1:30 PM - 4 PM


Location: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Meet Absentee Shawnee/Seminole artist Benjamin Harjo, Jr., known for his bold and colorful paintings, drawings, and prints. Color and take home a designǃ All ages are welcome. Event is held downstairs in the Classroom from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Museum admission is FREE from our regular hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. visit our website
James McGrath: The Early Years at IAIA
Mon, Mar 13 onetime 2 PM - 3:30 PM


Location: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Reservations Required.

Join us in the Wheelwright Library as James A. McGrath shares his experiences of working at the Institute of American Indian Arts during the school's early years from 1962 to 1973. He will also bring some of his own artwork to display. In a lifetime dedicated to teaching through art, James A. McGrath has contributed to the growth of students both here in Santa Fe and all over the world. In 1962, James A. McGrath was among the founding members of the Institute of American Indian Arts, which has been instrumental to the development of many renowned Native artists. Over the years at IAIA, James served in various capacities: he taught classes, served as art director, and even presided as dean. In 1966, he organized an exhibition of student work that traveled internationally, broadening awareness of Native art. For many years, he has worked with the Hopi Hotevilla Bacavi School and New Mexico's Very Special Arts program, and has volunteered with local schools. He has worked for the Department of Defense in their schools all over Europe and Asia, as well as completed residencies and workshops for the United States Information Agency in the Middle East.

Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and program begins at 2:30 p.m. visit our website
Micaceous Pottery Demonstration with Shelden Nuñez-Velarde
Sun, Apr 2 onetime 1 PM - 4 PM


Location: Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian

Meet Jicarilla Apache artist Shelden Nuñez-Velarde as he demonstrates his process of making micaceous potteryǃ The event will take place downstairs in the museum's classroom from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Shelden Nuñez-Velarde is a skilled, multi-talented artist, working in micaceous pottery, basketry, beadwork, and regalia. In his dedication to these art forms, Shelden Nuñez-Velarde actively promotes the arts and culture of his Jicarilla Apache people. Shelden currently has work on view in the Wheelwright Museum's exhibition Jicarilla: Home near the Heart of the World. Museum admission is FREE from our regular hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. visit our website

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