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The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is a dynamic environment, with artists, scholars, and staff engaged in a wide variety of exciting activities. Listed below are some recent happenings here at SAR.

Monday, June 26, 2017Appraisal Event Draws Crowd at School for Advanced Research

"The choking odor of mothballs filled the adobe administration building of the School for Advanced Research on Saturday, as New Mexicans from near and far filed in with antique treasures, many dating back further than the 90-year-old campus itself. Throughout the afternoon, more than 100 people came to the historic east-side complex, toting jewelry and artwork and textiles for appraisal by Wes Cowan, an anthropologist of Antiques Roadshow and History Detectives fame, and his team from Cincinnati."

Wes CowanFriday, June 23, 2017ABQ Journal North Looks at SAR’s 110 YearsWes Cowan is in the business of knowing. The appraiser has been featured on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, as well as History Detectives. And he will be in Santa Fe to help celebrate the 110th anniversary of the School for Advanced Research. Click here to find out more.
Wes CowanThursday, June 22, 2017School for Advanced Research celebrates 110 years with a touch of Antiques Roadshow

SAR upcoming event highlighted in the Santa Fe New Mexican: “A slice of Antiques Roadshow visits town Saturday as part of an anniversary celebration at the School for Advanced Research, itself an antique in fine shape.”

Read the article here.
Icaros: A VisionThursday, June 22, 2017Icaros: A VisionA special screening co-sponsored by SAR, followed by a conversation with the film's producer, co-writer, and anthropologist Abou Farman and School for Advanced Research President Michael Brown, who has written several books about the Peruvian Amazon and shamanism. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit SAR.
Loren Aragon, Monday, June 19, 2017SAR Welcomes Acoma Fashion Designer and Jeweler Loren Aragon, the 2017 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow. 
Kent ReillyWednesday, May 31, 2017Spiro Archaeological Site: Travels on the Path of Souls

School for Advanced Research Lecture Series Concludes

Ancient treasure recovered from a hollow chamber called the Spirit Lodge in eastern Oklahoma is the topic of a colorful talk by anthropologist F. Kent Reilly. The School for Advanced Research welcomes Dr. Reilly on June 15, 2017, for Spiro Archaeological Site: Travels on the Path of Souls. This is the final event of SAR’s Public Lecture Series, Crossing Global Frontiers. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the James A. Little Theatre in Santa Fe.

Edgar Lee Hewett at Caroline Bridge in Utah, 1907Wednesday, May 31, 2017School for Advanced Research Celebrates 110 Years

Deep Roots in the Southwest Have Global Impact

Santa Fe, NM – This year, School for Advanced Research celebrates its 110th year. Since its founding in 1907, SAR has played an important role in promoting the professionalization of anthropology and the recognition of Southwestern Native American arts and artists. It has also fostered discussion of globally important topics like population migration, and lead efforts among the museum community to encourage collaboration with indigenous peoples for the preservation and repatriation of cultural objects.

Wes CowanWednesday, May 31, 2017What’s Your Treasure Worth? by Wes Cowan – featured on Antiques Roadshow and History Detectives

Plus SAR Press Discount Book Sale

For 110 years, SAR has been a careful steward of treasures from the Southwest and beyond. Now, in conjunction with SAR’s 110 Anniversary, participants can have their own treasures evaluated by Wes Cowan and his team on Saturday, June 24, 2017. What’s Your Treasure Worth? runs from noon to 5 p.m. in the Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street (12-1 pm is the VIP hour reserved for $250 ticket holders). This event is open to the public and includes a verbal estimate for up to three items, that can be carried by hand, for $25 per person. 



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