President’s CouncilPresident’s Council members mingling in the cottonwood patio during an exclusive event
The President’s Council is a donor recognition circle that was founded to support the mission of SAR—providing “a dynamic environment for the advanced study and communication of knowledge about human culture, evolution, history, and creative expression.” It recognizes individuals (or couples) who contribute an annual gift of $2,500 or more.
President’s Council members are invited to private luncheons, dinners, receptions, and other special events. Recognition as a council member also provides the rare and enriching experience of meeting and interacting with resident scholars, artists, and researchers from around the country and the globe. Of particular interest is the uniquely crafted travel program to local, national, and international destinations designed exclusively for participation by SAR board and council members and led by hand-picked scholars and guides who are expert and engaging in their respective fields.
|Dorothy Bracey (Chair) & JT Johnson
Barbara & Ron Balser
Victoria & Roy Bridges
Patricia & Dick Buffler
Ronald & Susan Dubin
Barry & Lynda MacKichan
Trudy & Dennis O’Toole
Doug & Christine Preston
Jim & Barbara Robins
Bert & Colleen Spencer
Kenneth E. Stilwell
Karen T. Walker
For more information about the President’s Council, please contact Jean Schaumberg by calling
(505) 954-7245 or by email at schaumberg[at]sarsf.org.
President’s Council members will receive notification of each event as the date approaches.
|Upcoming President’s Council Events|
|Meet and Greet the 2013 Summer FellowsLate June/Early July, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm • SAR Boardroom/Cottonwood PatioJoin us for a reception to welcome the 2013 summer fellows to SAR.|
|President’s Council Annual MeetingTuesday, July 9, 2013, 12:00 pm–2:00 pmThe Seminar House, on the historic SAR campus, is the setting for the 2013 annual meeting. Lunch under the ramada will be followed by the annual meeting. Business includes a vote on allocating President’s Council funds toward SAR programs in fiscal year 2014.|
|New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y MásMonday, August 12, 2013, 9:00 am, Museum of International Folk ArtBreakfast under the portal at the Museum Café on Museum Hill is followed by a behind-the-scenes exhibit tour with curator Nicolasa Chávez. Five years in the making, this exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art examines the Columbian Exchange, one of the biggest revolutions in food history.|
|SAR and the Santa Fe OperaWednesday, August 21, 2013, $200 per personThe Grand Duchess of Gerolstein—In the 1970s, Santa Fe Opera audiences loved this grande opéra bouffe, which was presented no less than four times in a decade. Charles MacKay decided it was time to bring it back. A young woman raised by tutors, the Grand Duchess is a tyrant and the opera revolves around the complications of her love life. Opera enthusiasts can’t wait to see the ebullient mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the title role of this Jacques Offenbach gem. Far from being “a lady of a certain age,” this Grand Duchess is a sexy, spoiled aristocrat with an eye for Fritz, a cadet at the local military academy, sung by the dynamic American tenor Paul Appleby. Soprano Anya Matanovič completes the love triangle as Wanda, the object of Fritz’s affection. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.|
|Tour the IAIA CampusTuesday, August 27, 2013, 10:30 amJoin members of the SAR President’s Council for an exclusive tour of the state-of-the-art campus of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). We will meet at 10:30 am on the IAIA campus. Our visit includes a welcome from IAIA President Robert Martin; tour of the world-class museum collection, classrooms and studio space, and teaching and science labs; demonstration of the fabulous multimedia Digital Dome; and lunch at the famed Café Bon Appétit on the IAIA campus (courtesy of SAR) with several faculty members and students.|
|Meet and Greet the 2013–2014 ScholarsLate September/Early October, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm • SAR Boardroom/Cottonwood PatioThis special reception is a great opportunity to hear about the cutting-edge projects that the incoming resident fellows will work on during their stay at SAR.|
|Fireside Chat with the PresidentEarly December, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm • Douglas Schwartz Seminar House on the SAR CampusFind out what’s new at the School from SAR President James F. Brooks and engage in a lively discussion with a special guest scholar.|
|Past President’s Council Events|
|February, March, and April 2013—Dinner and ConversationWe kick off 2013 with a series of intimate dinners at the homes of several members of the SAR community. This is an opportunity for President’s Council members to meet SAR’s scholars over a delicious meal and stimulating conversation. Email invitations will be sent several weeks prior to each event.|
|Ancient Borderlands of Western TurkeyThursday, March 21–Saturday, March 30, 2013Join SAR on an exclusive adventure into some of the most fascinating and significant regions of the ancient world—Ionia, Lydia, and Caria—now within the modern nation of Turkey. Guided by historian Dr. John Lee, we will explore the history, archaeology, art, and culture of this beautiful area, all while traveling in five-star comfort.|
|Annual Fireside Chat with SAR PresidentTuesday, December 4th, 2012, 3:00–5:00 pm • Schwartz Seminar House on the SAR CampusFind out what’s new at the School from SAR President James F. Brooks, from the recent land acquisition to plans for campus construction, from new SAR Press publications to the upcoming field trip to Turkey.|
Engage in a lively discussion with special guest scholar Dr. Fibian Kavulani Lukalo, Campbell Fellow and senior lecturer at Moi University in western Kenya. While at SAR Dr. Lukalo is working on a project that focuses on the relationship between mothering practices and schooling access for girls in poor rural communities in Kenya. Learn more about her passion for improving the lives of girls, who “hold up half the sky.”
If you are interested, RSVP by Friday, November 30th to Jean Schaumberg at email@example.com or by phone at (505) 954-7245.
|Tour the IAIA Campus (Cancelled)October 16, 2012, 10:30 amJoin members of the SAR President’s Council for an exclusive tour of the state-of-the-art campus of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) on Tuesday, October 16th. We will meet at 10:30 am on the IAIA campus. Our visit includes a welcome from IAIA President Robert Martin; tour of the world-class museum collection, classrooms and studio space, and teaching and science labs; demonstration of the fabulous multimedia Digital Dome; and lunch at the famed Café Bon Appétit on the IAIA campus (courtesy of SAR) with several faculty members and students—it will be a treat to meet and talk with them.|
Cynthia Chavez Lamar, director of the Indian Arts Research Center at SAR, was appointed to the Governing Board by President Barack Obama. We are delighted that Cynthia will accompany us on the tour.
IAIA is one of only three federally chartered institutions of higher education in the country. Its faculty and alumni include some of the most celebrated Native American artists. SAR has strong ties to IAIA since a number of our resident artists are IAIA alumni.
If you are interested, RSVP by Friday, October 12th to Jean Schaumberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (505) 954-7245.
|Meet and Greet the 2012–2013 ScholarsTuesday, October 2, 5:00 pm, 2012, President’s GardenA special reception to meet the 2012–2013 resident fellows and hear what each will be working on during their stay at SAR. Please RSVP to Jessica Calzada at email@example.com or by phone at (505) 954-7211.|
|SAR and the Santa Fe OperaWednesday, August 22, 2012, $200 per personBefore there was Carmen, there was The Pearl Fishers—the score that established the 24-year-old Georges Bizet as a genius. Written in an era when Western Europe was captivated by the exoticism of the East, rising industrialization made the image of the “noble savage” seem like a lost ideal. The opera folds these imported fascinations into a love story of familiar domestic elements, a ravishingly beautiful tenor-baritone duet, and the tango, plot twists and all.|
|Our Second Century—Walking into the FutureAugust 10, 2012, 6:00–8:00 pm, $150 per personThis event kicks off the weekend of Summer Board Meeting activities. Join the SAR Board of Managers at the annual Friday evening reception. A tour of the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC), with a special focus on the moccasin collection – “Walking Into the Future” – highlights the evening. Mingle and chat with board members, scholars, staff, and guests. The cost for this evening is $150 per person and will go to support SAR programs. Other unique events for the weekend are planned. Watch for your formal invitation with additional details.|
|It’s About Time: 14,000 Years of Art in New MexicoWednesday, August 1, 2012, 9:00 am • New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 W. Palace AvenueWe will meet in the cool of the morning for a continental breakfast in one of the most beautiful courtyards in Santa Fe. As we sip and nibble by the fountain, Museum Director Mary Kershaw will welcome us and give us a brief insight into her vision for the museum’s future. Curator Joe Traugott will then lead us through this beautiful, educational, and sometimes controversial exhibit. You are encouraged to add your opinion to the ongoing conversation—“Are Clovis Points Really Art?”|
|President’s Council Annual MeetingJuly 10, 2012, 12:00–2:00 pmThe historic SAR campus is the setting for the 2012 Annual Meeting. Picnic lunch will be served at the Seminar House patio, followed by the Annual Meeting. The order of business includes a vote on allocating membership dues toward SAR programs in Fiscal Year 2013.|
|Meet and Greet the 2012 Summer FellowsMonday, June 25, 5:30–7 pm, SAR Boardroom/Cottonwood PatioPlease join us as we welcome the 2012 summer fellows to SAR.|
Highly competitive fellowships are awarded each summer to several scholars and artists to pursue research, writing, and creative works that promote an understanding of human behavior, culture, and society.
This summer, we welcome a Tiwa/Piro Pueblo weaver working with hand-spun Churro wool yarns, a linguistic anthropologist looking at ritual practice in the Amazon, a bioarchaeologist investigating the Black Death in Europe, and a young scholar exploring the history of African American teachers on American Indian reservations—among many other innovative and exceptional scholars.
Come learn about the summer fellows’ work while enjoying a pleasant summer evening on the School’s beautiful campus.
|They Wove For Horses: Diné Saddle BlanketsFriday, June 15, 11:00 am, *Free, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC) on Musuem Hill, Lunch (Dutch treat) at Museum Hill Café, RSVP to Jessica Calzada by June 14 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 954-7211)A behind the scenes exhibit tour with curator Joyce Begay Foss. This exhibit highlights both the textile-making proficiency of Diné weavers who produced complex saddle blankets for all occasions and the design skills of Diné silversmiths who created dazzling headstalls of silver and turquoise.|
|Coffee & Preview of “Our Second Century—Walking into the Future”Wednesday, June 13, 9:00 am • 203 Arroyo Piedra, Santa Fe, NM (home of SAR board member Ann Morton)John Kantner, SAR vice president, and Cynthia Chavez Lamar, director of the Indian Arts Research Center, explain the archaeology, anthropology, and Native American arts involved with the August 10th showcase event.|
|Dinner and Conversation2012Our year starts with a series of intimate dinners at the homes of several members of the SAR community. This is an opportunity for President’s Council members to meet SAR’s scholars over a delicious meal and stimulating conversation. E-mail invitations will be sent several weeks prior to each event.|
|Writers Reading/Reading Writers: Téa ObrehtTuesday, April 17, 2012, 5:00–7:30 pm, NMHM AuditoriumAuthor of the National Book Award Finalist and Orange Prize-winning The Tiger’s Wife, Obreht will read from her novel and place it in conversation with the many stories from her native Serbia that weave through its pages. Obreht’s reading will be accompanied by the Santa Fe trio Rumelia, offering folk songs from the Balkans.|