The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is a dynamic environment, with artists, scholars, and staff engaged in a wide variety of exciting activities. Listed below are some recent happenings here at SAR.

Gordon Lee JohnsonWednesday, July 19, 2017Public lecture and reception for writer Gordon Lee Johnson

Gordon Lee Johnson, SAR’s 2017 Indigenous Writer in Residence, will read from and discuss the book he has been refining during his residency. His Rez-noir book, Dog Eyes, infuses a meat-and-potatoes mystery with real-life Native concerns. For much of his writing career, Johnson worked as columnist and feature writer for the Riverside Press-Enterprise. He transitioned to full-time fiction writing ten years ago, publishing two books of essays about life on the reservation. A reception to meet the artist will be held immediately following the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Loren Aragon, Wednesday, July 19, 2017Native American Fashion Designer Loren Aragon Artist Talk, Fashion Show, and Reception

Acoma fashion designer and jeweler Loren Aragon has been creating a capsule collection inspired by his time at the Indian Arts Research Center. Join us at SAR on August 10 to hear about his experience as the 2017 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow. Aragon’s lecture will be followed by a fashion show to debut his newest work, with a reception at the Dubin Studio to follow. Loren Aragon Artist Talk, Fashion Show, and Reception for more information.

Friday, July 14, 2017SAR Joins New Santa Fe Network

SAR is excited to be part of the launch of the new Santa Fe Network, where will be able to offer some of the videos produced about our work and resident artists. Please visit Santa Fe Network to view more films produced in and about Santa Fe and the surrounding region.

Meow WolfThursday, June 29, 2017SAR featured as attraction in new Meow Wolf resource to promote cultural resources of Santa Fe

MEOW WOLF is launching a new resource for visitors to Santa Fe to enjoy the cultural sites and highlights our community has to offer. SAR is featured under “Attractions”. Spread the word and share this resource with your friends and family and discover the depth of what the City has to offer.

Guidelines for Collaboration Vetting SessionThursday, June 29, 2017Museums, Tribes, and Artists Working Together

In early June, museum professionals, Native American artists, and tribal representatives convened at SAR for a vetting session hosted by the Indian Arts Research Center and the National Museum of the American Indian. The twenty-five invitees engaged in a vetting exercise on a second set of guidelines developed by a core working group who have convened over the past three years to create Guidelines for Collaboration. 

Spoken Through ClayThursday, June 29, 2017Former SAR Board Member Eric Dobkin to Sign New Book on Native Pottery Collection At Antique American Indian Art Show August 16, 2017

Former School for Advanced Research board member Eric S. Dobkin will sign copies of Spoken Through Clay: Native Pottery of the Southwest (2017, Museum of New Mexico Press), on August 16, 2017, at 1 p.m. at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. The new book by Dobkin and co-author Charles King showcases nearly three hundred pottery vessels from the Eric S. Dobkin collection, covering a wide range of contemporary Native artists and important historic pieces. The book signing is part of the Antique American Indian Art Show, which runs in conjunction with the Santa Fe Indian Market.

Monday, June 26, 2017Appraisal Event Draws Crowd at School for Advanced Research

"The choking odor of mothballs filled the adobe administration building of the School for Advanced Research on Saturday, as New Mexicans from near and far filed in with antique treasures, many dating back further than the 90-year-old campus itself. Throughout the afternoon, more than 100 people came to the historic east-side complex, toting jewelry and artwork and textiles for appraisal by Wes Cowan, an anthropologist of Antiques Roadshow and History Detectives fame, and his team from Cincinnati."

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