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SAR Mourns the Passing of Eugene V. Thaw (1927-2018)

SAR is saddened to announce the passing of Eugene (Gene) Thaw on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He died at his home in Cherry Valley, New York, at the age of 90. As a passionate supporter and collector of Native American arts, Thaw had been a generous donor to SAR since his first gift in 1991.

Ceremony Honoring 2017 J.I. Staley Prize Held at MIT

Ceremony Honoring 2017 J.I. Staley Prize Held at MIT

During a well attended event on November 13 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, SAR president Michael F. Brown presented the J.I. Staley Prize to Professor Stefan Helmreich for his book Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in...
SAR Scholar in Residence, Nancy Owen Lewis, to Speak at the 2017 Albuquerque Museum Author Festival

SAR Scholar in Residence, Nancy Owen Lewis, to Speak at the 2017 Albuquerque Museum Author Festival

The Albuquerque Museum’s second annual Author Festival will be held on Saturday, November 11, at the museum. The event will feature twenty-five New Mexico writers, with four authors giving solo presentations. One of the four is SAR’s scholar in residence Nancy Owen Lewis. At 11 a.m., she will discuss the role of canines in the defense industry during World War II.

SAR Alumnus Will Wilson Receives Governor’s Award

SAR Alumnus Will Wilson Receives Governor’s Award

On September 15, 2017, Will Wilson received a 2017 New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for his renowned photography. In his work, Wilson addresses the themes that most concern him, including the impacts of cultural and environmental change on indigenous peoples and the possibility of cultural survival and renewal.