Mission

Acequia Madre Elementary School classroom viewing Underscore_Views, an SAR staff photography exhibitAcequia Madre Elementary School classroom viewing Underscore_Views, an SAR staff photography exhibitPhotograph by Jessica CalzadaAcequia Madre Elementary School classroom viewing Underscore_Views, an SAR staff photography exhibitPhotograph by Jessica Calzada

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.

Ten-Year Vision Statement

SAR illuminates questions of fundamental human concern through research and dialogue among exceptional social scientists, artists, and humanists. We provide them with increasing opportunities to exert significant influence on academic, professional, and public audiences through discourse, publications, and emerging communications technology.

SAR extends its reach by building innovative partnerships to promote an array of local, national, and international initiatives. Ultimately, we invigorate academic education and lifelong learning among our diverse constituents by pursuing an ideal to unite research and creative expression in a distinctive school of knowledge.

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