Lectures, symposiums, artist open houses, colloquiums, field trips, and many other events are regularly sponsored by the School for Advanced Research (SAR). These are available to SAR members, and many also are open to the general public. All upcoming events are listed below.

July 2017
JoAnn and Bob Balzer Special Event
Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 4:00–6:00 pm, $75 per person, includes wine and hors d’oeuvres ($60 is tax deductible) Collections of Distinction Tour: At the Home of JoAnn and Bob Balzer The Balzer Collection of contemporary Native American art is one of the most important of its kind, so much so that JoAnn and Bob were recognized in Arts & Antiques Magazine in 2002 as one of America’s Top 100 collectors. This private collection tour, with wine and hors d'oeuvres, will offer the chance to experience the Balzer collection brought to life with their stories of collecting and living with their art.
Gordon Lee Johnson Artist Talk
Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 5:30 pm, Free Public lecture and reception for Gordon Lee Johnson Gordon Lee Johnson, a Cahuilla/Cupeno living on the Pala Indian Reservation, is the 2017 Indigenous Writer in Residence at SAR. While on campus, he will be working on refining his Rez-noir book, Dog Eyes, which infuses a meat-and-potatoes mystery with real-life Native concerns.
August 2017
Loren Aragon, Artist Talk
Thursday, August 10, 2017, 5:30 pm, Free Loren Aragon Artist Talk, Fashion Show, and Reception Acoma fashion designer and jeweler, Loren Aragon has been working to create a capsule collection inspired by his time at the Indian Arts Research Center. Join the School for Advanced Research on August 10 to hear about Loren Aragon’s experience as the 2017 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow. The evening will conclude with a visit to the Dubin Studio to see his work, presented as a fashion show.
September 2017
Baskets made by Andrew Harvier Field Trip
Friday, September 29, 2017, 10:00 am–5:00 pm, $250 per person (price includes a $50 tax-deductible donation to SAR) Exploring Santa Clara/Rio Grande Pueblo Basketry and Touring Puye Cliffs On this trip, we will join Andrew and Judith Harvier in their home to explore the Rio Grande Pueblo basket making history and art form. The couple will also join us on our tour of Puye Cliffs where some 740 rooms are carved out of a 200-foot-high cliff ridge.
October 2017
El Morro Bluff Field Trip
Friday, October 20–Saturday, October 21, 2017, (includes $50 tax-deductible donation to SAR) $575 person, double occupancy; $635 per person, single occupancy El Morro and Zuni Pueblo Ancestral Puebloans lived on top of the massive bluff known as El Morro, where they carved petroglyphs into the soft walls. Guided by Dr. Timothy Maxwell, we will visit the inscriptions and, if possible, the pueblo ruins. The trip also includes visits with Zuni artists, a guided trip to the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center, a tour of Middle Village, and an exploration of Hawikkuh, one of the fabled Cities of Gold.
November 2017
 Faro Castillo del Morro lighthouse in Havana Field Trip
Wednesday, November 1–Wednesday, November 8, 2017, $5,095 double occupancy w/o airfare, includes $500 donation to SAR. $6,495 single occupancy w/o airfare, includes $500 donation to SAR Travel to Cuba: Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Matanzas Limited to 20 travelers. SAR invites you to join us on a very unique journey to Cuba with our own, SAR Director of Scholar Programs, Dr. Paul Ryer, a specialist in contemporary Cuban society who has lived in Cuba and studied its history and culture at the University of Havana. His personal knowledge and expertise in daily life in post-Soviet Cuba promises to provide an in depth exposure to a country of vast historical, cultural and political importance as we visit Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, and Matanzas. To register for this trip, click here.

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