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.

June 2016
Francis Tafoya, Lone Deer, 1965. Exhibit
Wednesday, June 1–Friday, December 16, 2016, Free New Eyes: Visions of the Southwest from Childhood: Curated by Annie Brooke Lang, 2015-2016 Anne Ray Intern Paintings by youth artists offer a unique glimpse into everyday life. The IARC houses over 200 paintings and drawings by Native American youth, the youngest just six years old. These works display creativity and ingenuity, with many demonstrating technical skill rivalling work by adults.
January 2017
Bosque del Apache Field Trip
Saturday, January 7–Sunday, January 8, 2017, $575 per person, double occupancy, single supplement $50. Price includes $50 donation to SAR. Migrations: The Piro Pueblo Peoples and the Bosque del Apache Limited to 20 people. Join SAR in a fascinating trip designed to appeal to those with a love of Southwestern history and archaeology and the wonders of nature. This 2-day trip to the heartland of the Piro, features both the work of the one of the most renowned Piro scholars and archaeologists working in the area and early morning and early evening opportunities to watch the thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese, who make the Bosque part of their annual migration, come and go.
Flagg Miller Lecture
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30–7:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members The Audacious Ascetic: What the Bin Laden Tapes Reveal about Al-Qaida Flagg Miller In an intriguing talk, Flagg Miller, associate professor of religious studies, will focus on bin Laden’s emergence as a leader renowned for asceticism and audacity in challenging America’s global power.
February 2017
Detail of Group of a Thousand Columns, Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site,Yucatán Field Trip
Friday, February 10–Sunday, February 19, 2017, $5,025, double occupancy, w/o airfare. Price includes $500 donation to SAR. Yucatán: Maya Ruins and Fabulous Haciendas with Dr. William Saturno Limited to 14 participants. Following in the footsteps of the early SAR archaeologists in the Yucatán Peninsula, we will visit the ruins of Chichén Itzá, Uxmal, Edzna, Izamal, and Dzibilchaltun.
Steve Lekson Lecture
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6:30 pm, Free for SAR members • $10 for non-members What Ifs: Santa Fe and Southwestern Archaeology Steve Lekson In this entertaining talk, archaeologist Steven Lekson asks some “what ifs?” What if: Instead of Santa Fe, Southwestern archaeology centered in Tucson? Or developed out of Ciudad Chihuahua?
May 2017
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.
Pompeii and Vesuvius Field Trip
Sunday, May 28–Thursday, June 8, 2017, $6,495 per person, double occupancy, not including airfare, single supplement $834.00. Price includes $500 SAR donation. From Greek Temples to Roman Holiday Homes: Sicily, Pompeii, and the Villa Oplontis Limited to 15 people. SAR is offering a unique opportunity to its members in a place that has been the epicenter of archaeological travel since the eighteenth century.
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 Riley.

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