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.

“Museums are changing,” explains Jim Enote (Zuni Pueblo), who helped create the IARC’s Guidelines for Collaboration, rel...
06/06/2020
Community + Museums, Guidelines For Collaboration

“Museums are changing,” explains Jim Enote (Zuni Pueblo), who helped create the IARC’s Guidelines for Collaboration, released in 2019. The product of several years of critical discourse between over sixty Native and non-Native museum professionals, cultural leaders, artists, and scholars, the Guidelines inform institutions about the proper stewardship of Native collections based on Indigenous values, and offer guidance on creating what Enote calls “two-way learning,” which can occur when museums and Native communities forge a partnership. Enote, the CEO of the Colorado Plateau Foundation, explains that through the Guidelines, Indigenous values are married with “the science of curation."

More on the benefits of these guidelines here: https://bit.ly/3e1WcsC

Jim Enote discusses the benefits of the new Guidelines for Collaboration. ---------------------- About the School for Advanced Research (SAR): Founded in 1907, the School for Advanced Research (SAR)

The 2020 Yearbook of Physical Anthropology recently published an article, “Advancing the Understanding of Treponemal Dis...
06/05/2020
Advancing the understanding of treponemal disease in the past and present

The 2020 Yearbook of Physical Anthropology recently published an article, “Advancing the Understanding of Treponemal Disease in the Past and Present,” which stemmed from the SAR Research team seminar in April 2018. You can access the article for free here: https://bit.ly/2W8hMpg

Syphilis was perceived to be a new disease in Europe in the late 15th century, igniting a debate about its origin that continues today in anthropological, historical, and medical circles. We move bey...

As institutions across the country implement the groundbreaking Guidelines for Collaboration, museums are increasingly c...
06/04/2020

As institutions across the country implement the groundbreaking Guidelines for Collaboration, museums are increasingly co-stewarding collections with Native American source communities. From the creation of a conservation plan for a Jicarilla Apache basket collection to the evolution of policies for greater tribal community collections access, museums share how the Guidelines are positively impacting collections by amplifying the Indigenous voice: https://bit.ly/2XeVbq3

At SAR Press we know how much language matters and wanted to share a post from SAPIENS on the use of "Indigenous" with a...
06/04/2020
Why Capitalize “Indigenous”?

At SAR Press we know how much language matters and wanted to share a post from SAPIENS on the use of "Indigenous" with a capital "I": "Through our style choices about the term I/indigenous, the editorial team at SAPIENS challenges and re-maps inherited ideas about human relationships. Our aim is twofold: to align ourselves with contemporary usage embraced by those the term represents and to avoid repeating the harms of the past." http://ow.ly/hWzD50zVKfe()
https://www.brusheducation.ca/books/elements-of-indigenous-style

The Associated Press Stylebook and The Chicago Manual of Style do not capitalize the term Indigenous when it is used to refer to people. But SAPIENS does. The editorial team explains why.

06/03/2020

From arts revitalization to the documentation of collections, museums and Native American communities are increasingly working collectively to share expertise, insights, values, and perspectives. This growing interaction has forged a new movement in the field of museology, and SAR’s IARC has shaped and accelerated the discourse with the creation of formal Guidelines for Collaboration in the stewardship of museums’ Native collections. In a playlist that seeks to uncover how this collaboration movement has evolved, members of Indigenous communities, collecting institutions, and archaeologists examine the movement’s origins, importance, and impact: https://bit.ly/2WJcuAL

We know that race matters in profound ways, but how did we get to our current moment? These books from SAR Press and oth...
06/03/2020

We know that race matters in profound ways, but how did we get to our current moment? These books from SAR Press and other academic and trade publishers may help us to better understand both our history and where to go from here.

https://sarweb.org/afro-atlantic-dialogues/
https://sarweb.org/anthropology-of-race/
http://www.booksforunderstanding.org/race/listcomplete.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ariannarebolini/george-floyd-amy-cooper-antiracist-books-reading-resources?ref=hpsplash&origin=spl

In light of what is happening across the nation, and to express solidarity with those who have come together to denounce...
06/01/2020

In light of what is happening across the nation, and to express solidarity with those who have come together to denounce racism and police brutality, Tuesday’s Artist Live with Ian Kuali'i has been postponed. We encourage you to take this time to get/stay involved and continue to educate yourself about the history of racial injustice in the United States. #blacklivesmatter #saytheirnames

[Image credit: “The rate at which black Americans are killed by police is more than twice as high as the rate for white Americans. This is a non-comprehensive list of deaths at the hands of police in the U.S. since Eric Garner's death in July 2014.” LA Johnson/ NPR]

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) recently announced a partnership with the New Mexico-based Clark Hu...
06/01/2020
Indian Market Enters the Virtual Realm

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) recently announced a partnership with the New Mexico-based Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists to create an online sales platform for artists slated to participate in the 99th annual Indian Market which was canceled due to COVID-19. More details here: https://bit.ly/2TnOwJ4

SWAIA partners with the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists for online sales platform

“I love museums, and I love getting back behind the scenes,” photographer and longtime SAR supporter Kitty Leaken tells ...
05/31/2020

“I love museums, and I love getting back behind the scenes,” photographer and longtime SAR supporter Kitty Leaken tells Director of Public Programs and Communications Meredith Schweitzer in a recent interview about a field trip that the SAR President’s Circle took in January to see Native American collections in Los Angeles. Leaken said the trip, which included a tour of the Autry Museum of the American West’s new storage and conservation facility, as well as the UCLA/Getty Conservation Lab, undoubtedly gave SAR members both incredible insights and unique access to what can only be characterized as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. More here: https://bit.ly/2TmlGsH

Tune into this NationTalk interview with Dorothy Grant (SAR’s 2020 Katrin H. Lamon Fellow) where she shares her reflecti...
05/30/2020
Indigenous Icons and Influencers: Dorothy Grant – The world of an Indigenous entrepreneur during Covid19 - NationTalk

Tune into this NationTalk interview with Dorothy Grant (SAR’s 2020 Katrin H. Lamon Fellow) where she shares her reflections and advice as a business owner during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen here: https://bit.ly/2SGkAYx

Internationally renowned fashion designer and traditional Haida artist Dorothy Grant shares her reflections and advice as a business owner during the 2020 COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Join NationTalk and Dorothy as she speaks for listeners as an Indigenous woman, an artist and entrepreneur.   Shop Dor...

Hello everybody! As this internship comes to a close, I wanted to thank everyone at SAR, especially those at the IARC, f...
05/29/2020

Hello everybody! As this internship comes to a close, I wanted to thank everyone at SAR, especially those at the IARC, for the amazing opportunity to become the 2019-2020 Anne Ray Intern. It has been both a culturally and academically fulfilling experience that I will never forget. I hope you all have enjoyed the posts I have created during the past nine months. Lastly, I leave you with random special moments captured throughout the internship.

Askwali,

Erin Monique Grant, 2019-2020 Anne Ray Intern

Last chance to vote for SAR in the Santa Fe Reporter's "Best of Santa Fe 2020" for Best Lecture Series! Voting ends on M...
05/29/2020
Best of Santa Fe 2020

Last chance to vote for SAR in the Santa Fe Reporter's "Best of Santa Fe 2020" for Best Lecture Series! Voting ends on May 31 so make sure you cast your ballot: https://bit.ly/3dn7hEf

Nominations are open Feb. 1 through March 15 in the Santa Fe Reporter's annual online readers poll.

New research from Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) has revealed that the COVID-19 mortality rate for ...
05/27/2020
Report: Brazil's indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19

New research from Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) has revealed that the COVID-19 mortality rate for Brazil's indigenous people is double that of the rest of the country's population. More on those findings here: https://cnn.it/2TFxZQU

Far from hospitals and often lacking basic infrastructure, Brazil's indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 with little help in sight.

Our next SAR Artists Live will be June 2 at 6:00pm MDT on Instagram. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of mu...
05/26/2020

Our next SAR Artists Live will be June 2 at 6:00pm MDT on Instagram. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of multimedia artist Ian Kuali'i , SAR’s 2019 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native artist fellow.

Drawing inspiration from his Native Hawaiian and Apache heritage, Kuali’i addresses themes of urban decay through murals, large-scale hand-cut paper works, prints, and earthworks/land art.

We hope you will join us!

SAR Instagram: https://bit.ly/2T1D7ym

05/26/2020

Navajo photographer Will Wilson, SAR’s 2013 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow, is widely recognized for his unusual approach to the world of photography. As a fellow, Wilson worked on a project called "Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange," depicting contemporary Native artists and art professionals via nineteenth-century photographic processes. In this video recorded at the Dubin Studio, we are able to watch Wilson, who’s received numerous awards for his work, demonstrate his wet plate photography process: https://bit.ly/2Tp7u2e

As SAR’s 2019–2020 scholar fellows prepare to conclude their residency at SAR, we take a look back at the introductory p...
05/25/2020

As SAR’s 2019–2020 scholar fellows prepare to conclude their residency at SAR, we take a look back at the introductory presentations they gave at the beginning of their term last September. These scholars, including C. J. Alvarez, Patricia Crown, Rashmi Sadana, Fátima Suárez, and Davina Two Bears, share the projects they embarked upon over the past twelve months and the questions they explored while at SAR. Many thanks to the Weatherhead Endowment, the Anne Ray Foundation, the Katrin H. Lamon Endowment, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for helping enable this important work: https://bit.ly/2Zl5iMH

The School for Advanced Research just launched SAR Impacts, a new video series that explores the work of one scholar or ...
05/24/2020

The School for Advanced Research just launched SAR Impacts, a new video series that explores the work of one scholar or artist and showcases its impact and relevance to our world today. We hope you will join us! Learn about this exciting new series here: https://bit.ly/2Tm7HTC

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) recently debuted the online version of the Acoma Pueblo collections via their eMu...
05/23/2020

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) recently debuted the online version of the Acoma Pueblo collections via their eMuseum platform! This online version is result of six years of work with the Pueblo of Acoma, which includes 449 works of pottery, textiles, jewelry and paintings. We invite you to explore: https://bit.ly/2X2b6Io

"I am very grateful to SAR/IARC and all the participants who gave of themselves to see this process completed. The fruits of our labor are absolutely fantastic! For anyone unable to visit Acoma or Santa Fe, this is a great way to see the many wonderful works by our Acoma people." - Claudia Mitchell, Acoma Potter

IAF.1152, Storage jar, unknown artist, Acoma Pueblo, 1880-1890, clay, paints, 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. Photo by Addison Doty.

Looking for new learning activities for the child in your life? New Mexico Historic Sites recently began a new online pr...
05/22/2020
Virtual Classroom

Looking for new learning activities for the child in your life? New Mexico Historic Sites recently began a new online program, "New Mexico Historic Sites Virtual Classroom Program." This consists of lesson plans, activities and learning videos for grades K-12. They are free for everyone to use. Currently there are 20 lesson plans and an example includes "Birding at Jemez Historic Site" where students can learn why birds are important to Pueblo people.

Click through for the lesson plans: http://nmhistoricsites.org/virtual-classroom

New Mexico Historic Sites preserve and protect cultural sites throughout the Land of Enchantment.

Join SAR on May 26 for a special member conversation with Northern Chumash artist Leah Mata Fragua and hear about her ex...
05/22/2020

Join SAR on May 26 for a special member conversation with Northern Chumash artist Leah Mata Fragua and hear about her experience as the 2020 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native artist fellow. While in residence at SAR, she has drawn from a skillset that includes generations of traditional ecological knowledge, lapidary work, feather work, and fiber art techniques to create a Chumash dance dress. More on this event here: https://bit.ly/2L0oWFp

05/21/2020
Artist Talk with Leah Mata Fragua

Starting soon! Click on the link below to tune in to our Livestream Artist talk with Northern Chumash artist and current Dobkin fellow, Leah Mata Fragua. The talk begins at 5:30 (MDT) and will be followed by a live Q&A with IARC Curator of Education, Felicia Garcia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riumh8fLXFg&feature=youtu.be

Northern Chumash artist Leah Mata Fragua presents on her work as a practitioner of place-based arts and her experience as the 2020 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Na...

During the 1847 potato famine, the Choctaw Nation sent $170 to starving Irish families. Now, Irish donors are helping tw...
05/21/2020
Irish Return an Old Favor, Helping Native Americans Battling the Virus

During the 1847 potato famine, the Choctaw Nation sent $170 to starving Irish families. Now, Irish donors are helping two tribes during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Learn more about this relationship between Ireland and Native American communities here: https://nyti.ms/2LddyWM

In 1847 the Choctaw people sent $170 to help during the potato famine. Irish donors are citing that gesture as they help two tribes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

05/20/2020
He Alo A He Alo: Face to Face, Conversations with The Ancestors with Maile Andrade and Marques Hanal

Did you miss this year’s IARC Speaker Series?

Both talks are now available on the SAR YouTube page. Anton Treuer (author and Professor of Ojibwe at Bemidji State University) gives the first presentation in the series, discussing revitalization efforts in Indigenous culture, language, and art. Within the second talk, Maile Andrade (Multi-media Artist; Professor at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; 2012 Dobkin Native Artist Fellow) and Marques Hanalei Marzan (Hawaiian Fiber Artist; Cultural Advisor for the Bishop Museum in Honolulu) participate in an open dialogue about their work as artists and educators.

Click on the links below to tune in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr93fCJ17fI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MetSh1JOnqE

Maile Andrade, multi-media artist, professor at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and SAR’s 2012 Eric and Barbara ...

05/20/2020

Don't forget to sign up for our May 21 Artist Talk with Leah Mata Fragua. Learn about creating a Chumash dance dress, how climate change has impacted her artistic source materials and more! Register here: https://bit.ly/3cbDFJK

05/19/2020
Artist talk, SAR’s 2019 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow, Zuni potter Timothy Edaakie

Zuni potter Timothy Edaakie, SAR’s 2019 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist fellow, first began making pottery in high school and has continued to refine his use of traditional Zuni techniques and materials ever since. In a 2019 artist talk, “Dehweh Hom I’Keh’Nan’Neh: Pottery My Heart,” Edaakie discusses his process and objectives as a Native artist, which include reviving traditional pottery methods, forms, and designs not currently used in Zuni Pueblo: https://bit.ly/3dtgoTE

Zuni potter Timothy Edaakie, SAR’s 2019 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow, presents on his work and process. With a goal of reviving traditional...

Have you missed being able to browse the exhibit hall during your spring conferences? Check out collections and discount...
05/19/2020

Have you missed being able to browse the exhibit hall during your spring conferences? Check out collections and discounts for many of the groups who were scheduled to meet this semester in the virtual exhibit hall of the University of New Mexico Press and find your favorite SAR Press titles there too!
https://unmpress.com/virtual-exhibits

Don't forget to join us on May 19 for our new Instagram series, SAR Artists Live, to get a behind-the-scenes look into t...
05/18/2020

Don't forget to join us on May 19 for our new Instagram series, SAR Artists Live, to get a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of our artists, both past and present. Catch up with Northern Chumash artist Leah Mata Fragua tomorrow at 6pm MDT: https://bit.ly/2T1D7ym

Happy #InternationalMuseumDay! The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) has a growing collection of approximately 12,000 i...
05/18/2020
Collections – Indian Arts Research Center

Happy #InternationalMuseumDay! The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) has a growing collection of approximately 12,000 items, considered by many to be one of the most remarkable assemblages of Southwestern Native American art in the world.

We are pleased to announce that we just debuted the online version of the Acoma Pueblo collections via our eMuseum platform! The online version is result of six years of work with the Pueblo of Acoma, which includes 449 works of pottery, textiles, jewelry and paintings.

View the IARC collections here: https://bit.ly/2yZ1mqw

Welcome to the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) eMuseum. Originally founded as the Pueblo Pottery Fund in 1922, the IARC’s growing collection now comprises approximately 12,000 items, considered by many to be one of the most remarkable assemblages of Southwestern Native American art in the world...

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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 seven 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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A two year effort is reaching realization...
sorry for the late notice, but i won't be able to attend, please give my seat to someone, thanks.
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I have some images with information I have put together of the Mesa Prieta pictographs . Just my opinion but this may have been how they viewed the orion constolation and surrounding stars. The hour glass shape is part of orion, the tip of the spear is the top of orion. The disk shape to the left is Aldebaran. And where the 7 sisters constolation looks like it has been damaged. The serpent shaoe at the top is the milky way and the large circle at the very top is procyan. I will leave other photos in the comments that may make this clearer
Thank you for an invitation it’s an honor, Good morning
Thank you for the invitation! I am honored and humbled to be here. I look forward to seeing the posts. =)
I look forward to learning more about and from SAR.
Arroyo Hondo Pueblo location
Blackwater Draw Black & White exhibit includes more than 50 historical photos from throughout 85 years of archaeological excavation at the Blackwater Draw site.