School for Advanced Research

School for Advanced Research The School for Advanced Research has supported innovative social science and Native American artistic creativity for more than a century.
The School for Advanced Research has supported innovative social science and Native American artistic creativity for more than a century. Since we began offering fellowships in 1972, we have funded the work of more than 345 SAR scholars and artists, among whose ranks are six MacArthur Fellows and eighteen Guggenheim Fellows. Please join us in Santa Fe for insightful lectures or a tour of the School's historic campus. You can also follow the work of our resident scholars and Native American artists on our website at www.sarweb.org.
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The School for Advanced Research has supported innovative social science and Native American artistic creativity for more than a century. Since we began offering fellowships in 1972, we have funded the work of more than 345 SAR scholars and artists, among whose ranks are six MacArthur Fellows and eighteen Guggenheim Fellows. Please join us in Santa Fe for insightful lectures or a tour of the School's historic campus. You can also follow the work of our resident scholars and Native American artists on our website at www.sarweb.org.

Mission: SAR advances creative thought and innovative work in the social sciences, humanities, and Native American arts. The School for Advanced Research provides a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression. SAR draws upon its century-deep roots in the American Southwest, anthropology, and indigenous arts to present programs, publications and initiatives that impart the learning of social scientists, humanists, and artists to inform the thoughts and actions of scholars, artists, educators, and the interested public. Vision: To become the preeminent institution that fosters understanding of humankind through scholarly and artistic creativity.

Tomorrow is International Museum Day - ICOM, a worldwide event held on the 18th of May since 1977, and coordinated by th...
05/17/2019

Tomorrow is International Museum Day - ICOM, a worldwide event held on the 18th of May since 1977, and coordinated by the International Council of Museums - ICOM to raise awareness of the role museums play in society. From its colonial beginnings to today’s ever increasing number of individuals and institutions that actively work to challenge western museum standards, museums have a fascinating history and can serve to provide unique learning experiences to the public. In celebration of International Museum Day, we’re pleased to share SAR’s Guidelines for Collaboration, a document created to help bridge the gap between indigenous communities and museums.

Check it out here: https://sarweb.org/guidelinesforcollaboration/

What’s your museum story?

Check out the holdings of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's Library and Archives on the UNM Libraries website, includi...
05/16/2019
Research Guides: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Library and Archives: Pueblo Bibliographies

Check out the holdings of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's Library and Archives on the UNM Libraries website, including classic and contemporary works from SAR Press.

The IPCC LibGuides is hosted by University of New Mexico Libraries. This guide highlights several of the the holdings at IPCC. For more information, please contact the IPCC Library & Archives directly.

We had the best time celebrating SAR’s amazing volunteers during this year’s series of volunteer appreciation events...
05/15/2019

We had the best time celebrating SAR’s amazing volunteers during this year’s series of volunteer appreciation events! Last week, we enjoyed a luncheon together at SAR followed by a presentation from the Allan Houser Gallery’s Curator of Collections, David Rettig. On Monday, we met up with David again at the Allan Houser Sculpture Garden for a tour--we saw dozens of incredible sculptures and enjoyed our time exploring the beautiful chamisa-filled grounds. Special thank you to David and Tracy for the great tour of the garden, and to Bison Star Naturals, LLC for this year’s volunteer gift. And, of course, thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers of SAR!

We've reached pre-registration capacity for tomorrow's artist talk with Meghann O'Brien but you can watch the talk from ...
05/15/2019

We've reached pre-registration capacity for tomorrow's artist talk with Meghann O'Brien but you can watch the talk from anywhere online tomorrow. We'll be streaming it here on our page starting just after 5:30 tomorrow night. See you online then!

Photos: recent works by Meghann O'Brien, SAR's 2019 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native artist fellow.

Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
05/15/2019

Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society

Save the Date!

Join us where it all began, on the historic estate of Elizabeth and Martha White, now the campus of the School for Advanced Research, and help celebrate 80 years of the Santa Fe Animal Shelter.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

#HomeTownShelter
#WhereItAllBegan
#80YearsofSavingLives

05/14/2019
Acoma Collection Review

Collections care is more than environmental monitoring and physical care. It is also about exploring and nurturing the relationship between collections and the communities from which they come.

Give a gift to SAR today and help further the IARC’s nationally recognized collections review program:
https://sarweb.org/donate/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK9uC_LB2zc&t=34s

Interviews with participants of the Acoma Collection Review at the Indian Arts Research Center at SAR. This spring, SAR and Acoma Pueblo will complete the si...

Tickets are going quickly for our upcoming talk with New York Times best-selling author, Nicholas Carr. Learn more and r...
05/13/2019
Minds in the Net: The Journey from Page to Screen with Nicholas Carr | School for Advanced Research

Tickets are going quickly for our upcoming talk with New York Times best-selling author, Nicholas Carr. Learn more and register to join us on May 23rd at the James A. Little Theater in Santa Fe:

https://sarweb.org/news-presidents-lecture-nicholas-carr/

Minds in the Net: The Journey from Page to Screen with Nicholas CarrApr 4, 2019 REGISTER IN ADVANCE HERE We have never been so intimately involved with a media technology as we are with the smartphone. We wake up with the device, consult it every few minutes throughout the day, and check it one last...

“If you are a writer and a parent,” [Kelli Jo] Ford says, “it can be a real challenge to find the time and space t...
05/12/2019
Crooked Hallelujah Receives National Book Awards | School for Advanced Research

“If you are a writer and a parent,” [Kelli Jo] Ford says, “it can be a real challenge to find the time and space to write. Having the office, the library, and the other resources, I felt like we had everything we needed and that our time was respected and honored. I felt like the space and time were sacred.”

Head to our blog to learn more about Kelli Jo Ford, SAR's 2016 Indigenous writer in residence, and hear about her time at SAR, the impact of her mother and family on her career, and more recent successes:

https://sarweb.org/sar-now-crooked-hallelujah-receives-award/

#MothersDay

Crooked Hallelujah Receives National Book AwardsMay 12, 2019 In the summer of 2016, Kelli Jo Ford (Cherokee) arrived in Santa Fe with a three-year-old daughter and a husband in tow. The family settled into the King Residence on SAR’s historic campus, and Ford began work as the summer’s Indigenou...

A hand-weaver's tale: Chilkat artist Meghann O'Brien
05/11/2019
A hand-weaver's tale: Chilkat artist Meghann O'Brien

A hand-weaver's tale: Chilkat artist Meghann O'Brien

Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw Chilkat weaver Meghann O’Brien places her designs firmly in modern culture and remains conscious of sacred function and traditional artistry, all while reconceiving the term “women’s work.”

What does a nine month internship at the IARC look like? Head to our blog and find out in our recent interview with Sama...
05/10/2019

What does a nine month internship at the IARC look like? Head to our blog and find out in our recent interview with Samantha Tracy and Felicia Garcia SAR's 2018-2019 Anne Ray interns.

https://sarweb.org/an-interview-with-iarc-anne-ray-interns-felicia-garcia-and-samantha-tracy/

Then join us for their intern presentations on May 22.

"I think something that’s really amazing about this internship is that the network is larger than just Samantha and I or the people that are on campus now. It’s this huge community of people, something that you can’t really get anywhere else, and it’s a really great resource to have all these people who are in your community because of SAR." - Felicia Garcia

If you weren’t able to attend any of the Indian Arts Research Center’s Speaker Series last month, then be sure to ch...
05/10/2019

If you weren’t able to attend any of the Indian Arts Research Center’s Speaker Series last month, then be sure to check out SAR’s YouTube channel, because all the videos have been uploaded! Click on the link below to watch some great conversations as the artists’ discuss new traditions and ways of thinking in relation to their roles as creatives.

https://www.youtube.com/user/sarsantafemultimedia

A danger of saying our brains are like computers is that it gives the impression that you don’t have to learn anything...
05/09/2019
What is the internet doing to your brain? - Radio Cafe

A danger of saying our brains are like computers is that it gives the impression that you don’t have to learn anything anymore. You don’t have to create your own base of knowledge... That misunderstands the way our minds work, and certainly the way memory works. - Nicholas Carr

SAR's annual president's lecture speaker, New York Times best selling author Nicholas Carr, explores what is the Internet doing to our brains on @RadioCafeMC. Listen to the full interview: http://ow.ly/IECF50u5rHp

Are you distracted, unable to read deeply or for more than a few minutes? Are you continually checking your devices? If so, you're one of millions whose brains have changed because of our technologies. Nicholas Carr is one of the world's leading experts on how this works--and what we can do. Learn m...

SAR Press's WHY FORAGE? shows how hunter-gatherers value the social networks they build through foraging and that huntin...
05/09/2019
Why Forage? | School for Advanced Research

SAR Press's WHY FORAGE? shows how hunter-gatherers value the social networks they build through foraging and that hunting and gathering continues to be a viable and vibrant way of life in the twenty-first century.

Check out these incredible beaded earrings made by SAR staff member, Lily Jones (Seneca Nation)! Lily is the Collections...
05/08/2019

Check out these incredible beaded earrings made by SAR staff member, Lily Jones (Seneca Nation)! Lily is the Collections Assistant at the Indian Arts Research Center and a former Anne Ray Intern (2014-2015). Next week, she is headed to Bar Harbor, Maine where she will have an artist booth at the 2nd Abbe Museum Indian Market. The Market will take place from May 17th through the 19th, and the weekend lineup will also feature an Indigenous Film Festival as well as a Fashion Show. Click on the link to read more about the event! Congrats, Lily!

https://www.abbemuseum.org/indianmarket

(Photos courtesy of Lily Jones and School for Advanced Research)

"The Guidelines [for collaboration] teach young conservators about how emotional and surprising it can be to discover on...
05/07/2019

"The Guidelines [for collaboration] teach young conservators about how emotional and surprising it can be to discover one’s own heritage in unexpected places and how harsh the lab environment can be to community members." - Ellen Pearlstein, Professor of Information Studies at the UCLA/Getty Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials

Guidelines in Action is a new SAR blog series exploring the uses of the Guidelines for Collaboration out in the field.

Check out the first in this new series and learn more about the ways the Indian Arts Research Center at SAR is changing how collecting institutions and source communities work together.

https://sarweb.org/guidelines-in-action-ucla-getty/

Image: UCLA/Getty student Emily Rezes (’20) receiving instruction from Kumeyaay weaver Eva Salazar at the Barona Cultural Center and Museum, San Diego, California. Photo courtesy of Ellen Pearlstein

SAR Press's WAR IN THE TRIBAL ZONE examines ethnic conflict since the idea of the "tribal zone" was formulated and consi...
05/07/2019
War in the Tribal Zone | School for Advanced Research

SAR Press's WAR IN THE TRIBAL ZONE examines ethnic conflict since the idea of the "tribal zone" was formulated and considers the political origins and cultural meanings of "ethnic" violence in our postcolonial world.

Buy this volume SERIESAdvanced Seminar » CATEGORIESCultural Anthropology » War in the Tribal Zone Expanding States and Indigenous Warfare Edited by R. Brian Ferguson and Neil L.Whitehead; With a New Preface by the Editors War in the Tribal Zone, the 1991 anthropology of war classic, is back in pri...

Did you miss SAR’s Lamon fellow David Treuer when he spoke in Santa Fe this March? Now you can catch him in this PBS N...
05/05/2019
Author David Treuer on rewriting the Native American narrative

Did you miss SAR’s Lamon fellow David Treuer when he spoke in Santa Fe this March? Now you can catch him in this PBS News Hour piece.

And learn more about our scholar programs: https://sarweb.org/scholar-programs-at-sar/

Traditionally, movies and books about Native American life have focused on tragedy and defeat. Now, a new work of history and reporting urges readers to consider a more complex culture that is not only still living, but evolving. Jeffrey Brown sits down with David Treuer, author of “The Heartbeat ...

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, SAR members, guided by Porter Swentzell and Kurt Anschuetz, ventured through Northern New Mexi...
05/05/2019

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, SAR members, guided by Porter Swentzell and Kurt Anschuetz, ventured through Northern New Mexico on a day trip to the ruins of Posi Ouinge above the Rio Ojo Caliente and to Santa Clara.

Learn more about our upcoming field trips: https://sarweb.org/membership/local-and-regional-field-trips/

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, SAR members, guided by Porter Swentzell and Kurt Anschuetz, ventured through Northern New Mexico on a day trip to the ruins of Posi Ouinge above the Rio Ojo Caliente and to Santa Clara.

Learn more about our upcoming field trips: https://sarweb.org/membership/local-and-regional-field-trips/

"When I first saw the ancient pottery of my tribe housedin the Indian Arts Research Center’s collection vault,I knew I...
05/04/2019

"When I first saw the ancient pottery of my tribe housed
in the Indian Arts Research Center’s collection vault,
I knew I was staring straight into the past. Looking into
that past played a key role in who I was becoming as
a painter. Join me in supporting SAR as we continue to
nurture the creativity and the preservation of Native
cultural heritage and inspire the young artists of today. Your involvement matters."

Marla Allison, Laguna, 2010 SAR Dobkin Native Artist Fellow

Donate today and help SAR continue to honor and promote Native American art and artists.

https://sarweb.org/donate/

Check out this great opportunity! Mountain-Plains Museums Association is pleased to announce it is offering four Dakin S...
05/03/2019

Check out this great opportunity! Mountain-Plains Museums Association is pleased to announce it is offering four Dakin Scholarships to assist employees of tribal museums and Native American students currently enrolled in a museum training program to attend the 2019 MPMA/NMAM joint conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, September 22-25, 2019.

Click on the link for more information and eligibility details. https://www.mpma.net/Scholarships

Recent Creative Thought Forum speaker, Elizabeth Hoover, sat down with Lorene Mills to discuss seed sovereignty and Nati...
05/02/2019

Recent Creative Thought Forum speaker, Elizabeth Hoover, sat down with Lorene Mills to discuss seed sovereignty and Native American farming and food practices. Watch their interview on your local New Mexico PBS at these times:

Saturday night, May 4, 6:00 p.m. for the entire east side of the state, on Channel 3, KENW-TV, the PBS station in Portales. STATEWIDE the DISH-TV network also airs it on Channel 3 at this time.

Sunday morning, May 5, 8:00 a.m. for Las Cruces and the Southern part of the State, on KRWG-TV, the PBS station in Las Cruces, Channel 22.

Sunday morning, May 5, 8:00 a.m. for Albuquerque and Santa Fe and all of Northern New Mexico, on Channel 5, KNME-TV, the PBS station in Albuquerque.

Sunday afternoon, May 5, 4:30 pm Channel 9.1 for Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Northern NM (Ch.9.1 (over the air), can also be seen on Comcast Cable Ch. 220 HD -or on DISH on Ch. 9 or 8825 HD)

Sunday evening, May 5, 5:30 p.m. STATEWIDE on DirecTV cable, tune in to Channel 3.

SAR Press's VITAL RELATIONS challenges the idea that kinship has lost its organizing force in modern political and econo...
05/02/2019
Vital Relations | School for Advanced Research

SAR Press's VITAL RELATIONS challenges the idea that kinship has lost its organizing force in modern political and economic structures and will be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand the place of kinship and “family” in modern life.

Buy this volume SERIESAdvanced Seminar » CATEGORIESCultural Anthropology » Vital Relations Modernity and the Persistent Life of Kinship Edited by Susan McKinnon and Fenella Cannell For more than 150 years, theories of social evolution, development, and modernity have been unanimous in their assump...

Have you had a chance to visit Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque? This unique hotel offers guests the opportunity to stay in o...
05/01/2019

Have you had a chance to visit Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque? This unique hotel offers guests the opportunity to stay in one of 47 Artist Rooms, which feature the work of local contemporary Native artists—including many past IARC Native artist fellows such as: Ehren Kee Natay (2014 King Fellow), Estella Loretto (2001 King Fellow), Mateo Romero (2002 Dubin Fellow), Warren Montoya (2017 King Fellow), and Jay Garcia (2007 Dubin Fellow). In just a few weeks, on May 23rd, Nativo Lodge will be hosting their annual Open House, during which all of the Artist Rooms will be open for viewing and 11 new rooms will be unveiled. The event will also feature a meet and greet with some of the artists and an on-site art market. Check out their Facebook event page for more info!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2299635590357041/

(Photo of Ehren Kee Natay Artist Room, courtesy of Nativo Lodge)

On Instagram? SAR's 2016-2017 Anne Ray intern Nina Sanders / @apsaalookecurator is TAKING OVER SAR's account -- tomorrow...
05/01/2019

On Instagram? SAR's 2016-2017 Anne Ray intern Nina Sanders / @apsaalookecurator is TAKING OVER SAR's account -- tomorrow and Friday. Follow to hear her reflections on her time at SAR and catch a glimpse of what she is up to now!

https://www.instagram.com/schoolforadvancedresearch/

Rasp from SAR's IARC collections highlighted in this month's issue of New Mexico Magazine See more in person on a tour o...
04/30/2019
How to Make It Rain

Rasp from SAR's IARC collections highlighted in this month's issue of New Mexico Magazine See more in person on a tour of the collection - every Friday throughout the year. Learn more: https://sarweb.org/iarc/iarc-tours/

The story behind the rasp at the Santa Fe School for Advanced Research.

SAR Press's VIOLENCE examines legitimate and illegitimate forms of violence to argue that violence becomes a form of cul...
04/30/2019
Violence | School for Advanced Research

SAR Press's VIOLENCE examines legitimate and illegitimate forms of violence to argue that violence becomes a form of cultural affirmation and expression in the face of a loss of “tradition” and dislocations of ethnic communities.

Buy this volume SERIESAdvanced Seminar » CATEGORIESCultural Anthropology » Violence   Edited by Neil L.Whitehead Can we understand violence not as evidence of cultural rupture but as a form of cultural expression itself? Ten prominent scholars engage this question across geographies as diverse at...

Register today to join us at SAR on May 16th for Meghann O’Brien’s artist talk. See her interview with Jenn Shapland...
04/28/2019
[Sponsored] Preview: Meghann O'Brien

Register today to join us at SAR on May 16th for Meghann O’Brien’s artist talk. See her interview with Jenn Shapland in this month’s issue of THE Magazine.

Haida, Kwakwaka’wakw Chilkat weaver Meghann O’Brien is the 2019 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow. An accomplished textile and basket weaver...

𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗦𝗧 𝗢𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬: First Peoples Fund is having a two-day profession...
04/26/2019

𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗦𝗧 𝗢𝗣𝗣𝗢𝗥𝗧𝗨𝗡𝗜𝗧𝗬: First Peoples Fund is having a two-day professional development training that gives artists real-world tools and detailed resources to navigate the arts industry and become successful entrepreneurs. The training is intended for emerging and seasoned artists alike. This program is being offered for free at the Poeh Cultural Center on May 16th - 17th, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

Click on the link for more information and registration. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUNp_9zTO2SJKD2_csXdUAPkJXVy_qF0P1Yo4gcCHKF21kzg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0t6nwRsErZr_Z58LLCI81NE1gayJVL2D48VUFg7vPUwKnWEk1h-VA1KcQ

For questions, please contact Tosa Two Heart, First Peoples Fund Program Manager at (605) 348-0324.

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