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Jul
18
Wed
2018
SAR Summer Salon – Enchantment & Exploitation: The Life and Hard Times of a New Mexico Mountain Range with author William deBuys @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Droughts, changing habitats, and increased urban sprawl over the last several decades have impacted the landscape and people of the Southwest. Continuing this year’s programmatic focus on climate change issues, the School for Advanced Research is pleased to host author William deBuys for a Summer Salon. The free conversation-style gathering, part of the Creative Thought Forum, invites participants into a meaningful dialogue with the speaker and provides an opportunity for a discussion on existing assumptions and evolving perspectives.


Salon Description

Forest fires, insect outbreaks, drought, and extreme weather events will all leave their mark on the lands around us. These matters have been much discussed. But what of the quality of life to be experienced by those of us who will dwell in the changed lands? What kinds of attachments will be lost and reformed? Expect a lively discussion of what we can expect from an exceptionally dynamic natural environment—and how we might respond to its challenges. This salon will center on discussion of New Mexico’s changing landscapes, covering both observed changes during the recent past and changes underway at present, which are predicted to become pervasive under the influence of a rapidly warming climate.

William deBuys, photo courtesy of Ben Moscona

William deBuys, photo courtesy of Ben Moscona

Writer and conservationist William deBuys is the author of nine books, which range from memoir and biography to environmental history and studies of place. These works include The Last Unicorn (listed by the Christian Science Monitor as one of the ten best non-fiction books of 2015); A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American West, which won the Weber-Clements Prize for best book on the Southwest in 2011; The Walk (2008); Salt Dreams (1999, which inspired the 2017 movie, The Colorado); River of Traps (a 1991 Pulitzer finalist); and Enchantment and Exploitation (1985, rev. ed., 2015). DeBuys also co-authored (with David J. Weber) First Impressions: A Reader’s Journey to Iconic Places of the American West (2017).

DeBuys holds the M.A. and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas, Austin. He has been a Kluge Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress (2018), a Guggenheim Fellow (2008-2009), a Carl and Florence King Fellow (1999-2000) at Southern Methodist University, a Clements Senior Fellow, also at SMU (2014), and a Lyndhurst Fellow (1986-1988). He was the founding Chairman of the Valles Caldera Trust, responsible for administering the 89,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve in northern New Mexico (2001-2004). He lives on the farm he has tended since 1976 in the remote village of El Valle in northern New Mexico.


Free to SAR members with priority registration given at the Chaco level and higher. If you are not a member at this level and would like to join or upgrade membership to participate, please join here. Limited to 25 people. 

To register contact Lindsay Archuleta 505-954-7231 archuleta@sarsf.org.

Photo credit: View of South Truchas Peak, Vernon Bailey, 1903 and 1999. Photo courtesy of Craig Allen, USGS Jemez Mountains Field Station.

Jul
20
Fri
2018
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

Cost $15, free to SAR members and Native Americans
Reservations required (availability subject to change)

Find out more here.

Jul
24
Tue
2018
President’s Circle Event: Collections of Distinction Tour @ Presented at the home of William A. Miller, Santa Fe, NM
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bill Miller

Bill Miller. Photo by Mayo Miller King

Admission: $75 per person, includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres ($50 is tax deductible)

William “Bill” Miller is not your typical collector’s collector. Miller built his collection over the years not by chasing rare pieces to complete his trophy case of such-and-such an artist or genre or movement or medium. His 300-plus pieces of museum-quality artworks, both contemporary art pieces and Native American material, have joined his collection seemingly by connection, chance, or fancy. Miller’s collection of more than 100 Native American parfleche is among the world’s most significant and is focused on the tribes and Pueblos of the Rio Grande Valley. Miller says he was drawn to the visual and ethnographic aspects of parfleche, which were made by women. This private collection tour, with wine and hors d’oeuvres, will offer the chance to experience Bill Miller’s collection brought to life through his stories of collecting and living with the art.

Generously hosted by William A. Miller

Please register here.

Jul
26
Thu
2018
Thomas Parrie: Indigenous Writer in Residence lecture and reception @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Thomas Parrie, 2018

This year’s Indigenous Writer in Residence, Thomas Parrie (Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb in west Louisiana), presents on his current collection of short stories. The project, Aztec Sandwiches, is a semi-autobiographical tale of an extended family’s quirks, adventures, victories and defeats through a humorous and often surreal narrative that is a testament to cultural survival.

A reception to meet the artist will take place immediately following the presentation.

Talking about his project, Parrie says:

“I like to laugh. I like to get out those gut-busters. I think, at least in my experience, media that focuses on Native Americans often does so with an eye for creating victims or obeys certain stereotypes. What I want to read is a story that doesn’t do that. I know there are writers who use humor to deliver anger and pain, and I would like to contribute my story that way. A book that is funny and scary and serious? That’s the book I want to write. Although Aztec Sandwiches will hopefully be funny, I also want it to contain moments of terror, doubt, bad decisions, romance, and a bit of the bizarre—all the right ingredients to an honest experience.”

For more information contact Maria Spray 505-470-3767 spray@sarsf.org and learn more about our Indigenous Writer in Residence program here.

Generous support provided by Lannan Foundation.

Jul
27
Fri
2018
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

Cost $15, free to SAR members and Native Americans
Reservations required (availability subject to change)

Find out more here.

Aug
3
Fri
2018
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

Cost $15, free to SAR members and Native Americans
Reservations required (availability subject to change)

Find out more here.

Aug
9
Thu
2018
Nanibaa Beck: Artist Talk, Reception & Open Studio @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Aug 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

“Balance in Asymmetry Necklace,” 2018. Photo courtesy of the artist, Nanibaa Beck.

Navajo metalsmith Nanibaa Beck presents on her experiences as the 2018 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow. Over the course of her fellowship, Beck has utilized the Indian Arts Research Center collections for inspiration and worked with fellow Native American women metalsmiths. Join the School for Advanced Research on August 9 for her presentation; following the lecture and reception Beck will open her studio to visitors.

RSVP by Monday, August 6 to 505.954.7205 or iarc@sarsf.org

Aug
10
Fri
2018
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

Cost $15, free to SAR members and Native Americans
Reservations required (availability subject to change)

Find out more here.

Aug
14
Tue
2018
President’s Circle Event: Breaking Boundaries – The Life and Work of Virgil Ortiz @ Field Trip to Cochiti Pueblo
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Virgil Ortiz

Virgil Ortiz. Image courtesy of Virgil Ortiz.

Admission: Open to President’s Circle members, SAR Board of Directors, and special guests

 

Hailing from a family of celebrated Pueblo potters, Virgil Ortiz moves into a new era combining art, fashion, video and film at lightning speed. Ortiz, who works and lives in Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico, is one of the most innovative potters of his time.

Ortiz, the youngest of six children, grew up in a creative environment in which storytelling, collecting clay, gathering wild plants, and producing figurative pottery were part of everyday life; his grandmother Laurencita Herrera and his mother, Seferina Ortiz, were both renowned Pueblo potters and part of an ongoing matrilineal heritage.

Join us as we begin the day at the Indian Arts Research Center vaults to view the traditional pottery from Cochiti Pueblo with an historical overview by Gallery Owner and Author Charles King. Then we will travel to visit Virgil Ortiz for a private tour of his studio in Cochiti Pueblo with exclusive access to Virgil Ortiz Clay Works prior to Indian Market 2018. Ortiz will also give a presentation about his work and practice of keeping Cochiti pottery traditions alive, but transforming them into a contemporary vision merging his art with apocalyptic themes, science fiction, and his own storytelling.

After a traditional Pueblo-style lunch, we will have the opportunity to enjoy shopping at VO Gallery/Boutique. Lunch will be followed by an optional clay demonstration and/or Tent Rocks excursion (weather permitting).

Learn more about Virgil Ortiz’s art at www.virgilortiz.com.

To RSVP for this field trip, please contact Lindsay Archuleta at (505) 954-7231 or archuleta@sarsf.org.

Aug
15
Wed
2018
Indian Market Week Tour of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Indian Market Week Tour of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center

Visit the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) while you are in town for Santa Fe’s Indian Market. The Center houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing nearly 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

The cost for tours during the week of Indian Market vary from SAR’s regularly-priced public tours. Cost $20, free to SAR members and Native Americans.

Reservations required (availability subject to change)

Aug
16
Thu
2018
Indian Market Week Tour of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Indian Market Week Tour of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center

Visit the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) while you are in town for Santa Fe’s Indian Market. The Center houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing nearly 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

The cost for tours during the week of Indian Market vary from SAR’s regularly-priced public tours. Cost $20, free to SAR members and Native Americans.

Reservations required (availability subject to change)

Aug
17
Fri
2018
Indian Market Week Tour of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Indian Market Week Tour of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center

Visit the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) while you are in town for Santa Fe’s Indian Market. The Center houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing nearly 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

The cost for tours during the week of Indian Market vary from SAR’s regularly-priced public tours. Cost $20, free to SAR members and Native Americans.

Reservations required (availability subject to change)

Indian Market Week Tour of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Indian Market Week Tour of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center

Visit the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) while you are in town for Santa Fe’s Indian Market. The Center houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing nearly 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

The cost for tours during the week of Indian Market vary from SAR’s regularly-priced public tours. Cost $20, free to SAR members and Native Americans.

Reservations required (availability subject to change)

Aug
24
Fri
2018
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

Cost $15, free to SAR members and Native Americans
Reservations required (availability subject to change)

Find out more here.

Aug
31
Fri
2018
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Nambe Pueblo), and many other renowned artists. Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors an up-close look and unique view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

Cost $15, free to SAR members and Native Americans
Reservations required (availability subject to change)

Find out more here.