Celebrating the Breadth of SAR Alumni

2012–2013 Membership Lectures

Since 1972, SAR has hosted more than 200 scholar and artist fellows who are chosen for their impressive research and compelling creativity. This year's lecture series highlights the amazing range of work in which SAR alumni are engaged.

Lectures take place at the New Mexico History Museum Auditorium, (use the Washington Avenue entrance, behind the Palace of the Governors) in downtown Santa Fe, Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm. Admission is free for SAR members and $10 for nonmembers.


Past 2012–2013 Membership Lectures
Wodaabe Woman, c. 1997 Lecture
Thursday, April 18, 2013, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Case of the Recurring Wodaabe Corinne Kratz The Wodaabe people were little known outside their home region of the Sahel until the 1950s. Filmmakers ranging from Robert Gardner, Werner Herzog, and National Geographic turned their lenses on Wodaabe life, highlighting their elaborate attire and rich ceremonies, particularly the visually spectacular geerewol ceremony.
Jessica Metcalfe, SWAIA Indian Market, 2012 Lecture
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers
(No advanced reservations. Ticket sales begin at 5:30 pm and are available only at the door.)
Native American Fashion from the 1940s to the Present, and into the Future Jessica Metcalfe Since the 1940s, Native American fashion designers have used clothing as a way to continue age-old clothing practices, deconstruct stereotypes, and subvert the mainstream fashion industry. The artists seek to reclaim the label “Native American” in the fashion world and create new opportunities for Native artists.
James F. Brooks Lecture
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Cycles of Evangelism in the Southwest Borderlands James F. Brooks Four “big ideas” swept across the Southwest borderlands of North America in the thousand years that span the emergence of social complexity in the Ancestral Puebloan world and the consolidation of the Spanish colony of New Mexico.
From the Myth of Kings to the Math of Kings: Art, Science, and the Ancient Maya Lecture
Thursday, January 24, 2013, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers From the Myth of Kings to the Math of Kings: Art, Science, and the Ancient Maya William Saturno Dr. William Saturno explores the most recent finds and paints a picture of Maya society driven by royal figures who exploited art and science to establish and maintain their place as symbol and center of Maya urban life.
Rebuilding New Orleans with Music Lecture
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Rebuilding New Orleans with Music Nick Spitzer Dr. Nick Spitzer relates why New Orleans culture is largely viewed as the primary agent of the city’s new sense of hope and relatively strong economy.
Figures, c. 1795 Lecture
Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for nonmembers Humans—Are We the Exception? Jonathan Marks Dr. Jonathan Marks defends the surprisingly unpopular position that humans are different from other kinds of species and cannot readily be understood without taking humankind’s unique characteristics into consideration.

Past Membership Lecture Series
2011–2012 Membership Lectures—rev·o·lu·tions2011–2012 Membership Lecturesrev·o·lu·tions
2009–2010 Membership Lectures—The Visual & the Virtual: Rendering Humanity Visible2010–2011 Membership LecturesThe Visual & the Virtual: Rendering Humanity Visible
Capuchin Monkey2009–2010 Membership LecturesPirates, Primates, and Prosperity: New Insights on Wealth

Sponsored by Thornburg Investment Management, Betty and Luke Vortman Endowment Fund, William H. Donner Foundation, Lannan Foundation, and The Donner Fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation

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