Calendar

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.

April 2017
Sun-headed figure, Mesa Prieta Special Event
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 3:30–5:00 pm Rock Art and Pueblo Shields: Symbolism and Change, a public talk by Polly Schaafsma Presented in partnership with the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project. Pueblo shields are a spectacular component of the pre-Hispanic rock art in the northern Rio Grande valley, including at Mesa Prieta, where they are found in large numbers. Focusing on their associated symbolism and functions in the landscape, brief comparisons will be made with historic shields, and the significance of the observed iconographic continuities and changes will be discussed. Open to the general public, $5. Free to SAR members and Mesa Prieta project participants. Seating is limited. To reserve your seat, register here.
John Nieto-Phillips Special Event
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free and open to the public. Public Lecture: “Hispano Homeland or Fantasy Heritage? Spanish-American Identity and Ideology in New Mexico, 1890s-1940s” The School for Advanced Research is pleased to announce that Professor John Nieto-Phillips of Indiana University will present a public lecture entitled “Hispano Homeland or Fantasy Heritage? Spanish-American Identity and Ideology in New Mexico, 1890s-1940s” on April 27. The lecture, which is sponsored by Charles L. Padilla and the Northwestern Mutual, will be presented in the auditorium of the New Mexico History Museum at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, Please register here.
Shield Figure with Four Pointed Star, Mesa Prieta Field Trip
Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00 am–3:00 pm, $275.00 per person, price includes $50 donation to SAR Mesa Prieta: 100,000 images, 7,500 years of Rock Art, and a Traditional Pueblo Meal Limited to 20 people The Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project has some of the most spectacular examples of rock art in northern New Mexico. In 2007, Katherine Wells donated 156 acres on Mesa Prieta to the Archaeological Conservancy. A guide from the project will show us around, and Dick Ford will talk about the mesa, permaculture, and early agricultural practices. To register for this field trip, please click here.
May 2017
Mabel Dodge Luhan House Field Trip
Friday, May 12, 2017, 9:00–5:30 pm, $275.00 per person, price includes $50 donation to SAR Experimental Living on the Edge of the Taos Desert: Mabel Dodge Luhan, D. H. Lawrence, and the Earthships of Northern New Mexico Limited to 20 people Since the late 1880s, northern New Mexico has been a place of starting over. But it really was in the early decades of the twentieth century, as people fled the collapse of modernity and the failure of progress in the wake of the Great War, that it came into its own as a refuge. Seeking solace in the wide-open possibilities of the Taos desert, communities of reimagining blossomed. To register for this field trip, please click here.
Lera Boroditsky Lecture
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members How the Languages We Speak Shape the Ways We Think Lera Boroditsky Lera Boroditsky will discuss research conducted around the world and focus on how language shapes the way we think about color, space, time, causality, and agency. Register here.
Luanne Redeye Artist Talk
Friday, May 19, 2017, 6:00–7:30 pm Luanne Redeye, Artist Talk, Reception and Open Studio RSVP by Monday, May 15 to 505-954-7205 or iarc[at]sarsf.org. Seneca painter and beadworker Luanne Redeye has been working to complete a series of paintings and corresponding beadwork frames that explore both familial and broader social themes ranging from alcoholism and domestic violence to caring and protection.
June 2017
Kent Reilly Lecture
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members Spiro Archaeological Site: Travels on the Path of Souls Kent Reilly Ancient treasure recovered from a hollow chamber (The Spirit Lodge) found within the Craig Mound at the Spiro archaeological site in eastern Oklahoma is the topic of this colorful talk by anthropologist Kent Reilly. Register here.
Navajo-Churro Sheep Field Trip
Friday, June 16–Sunday, June 18, 2017, $995 per person for double occupancy; $90 additional for single supplement, price includes $50 donation to SAR Canyon de Chelly and the Navajo-Churro Sheep Resurgence Limited to 20 people Canyon de Chelly is the second largest canyon in the United States and one of the country’s great cultural monuments. We’ll explore the past and the present during this three-day trip, from the early settlement, to the ravages of Kit Carson, to the resettlement, exploration, and revitalization of traditional animal husbandry and its accompanying culture. To register for this field trip, please click here.
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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