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.
SAR Former Weatherhead Fellow and Public Lecturer Dr. Robert L. Kelly interviews with Lorene Mills from New Mexico PBS on his new book, “The Fifth Beginning.”
Dr. Robert L. Kelly is interviewed by Lorene Mills from New Mexico PBS on his new book, “The Fifth Beginning.” The interview was aired statewide.
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.
N. Scott Momaday recently added two more awards to the long list of honors he’s claimed. A novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet, Scott Momaday received a 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award in Santa Fe as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
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.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has named Jason De León, a 2013-2014 Weatherhead scholar at the School for Advanced Research, as one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows. He is the seventh SAR alumnus to receive this honor.
2017 Dubin Fellow Loren Aragon Wins at Phoenix Fashion Week For the first time in Phoenix Fashion Week’s nine-year history, a Native American-owned fashion brand took top honors as the 2018 Couture Designer of the Year.