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Ceremony Honoring 2017 J.I. Staley Prize Held at MIT

During a well attended event on November 13 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, SAR president Michael F. Brown presented the J.I. Staley Prize to Professor Stefan Helmreich for his book Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in...

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SAR Alumnus N. Scott Momaday Adds Two More to his List of Awards

N. Scott Momaday recently added two more awards to the long list of honors he’s claimed. A novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet, Scott Momaday received a 2017 Mayor’s Arts Award in Santa Fe as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

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SAR Alumnus Will Wilson Receives Governor’s Award

On September 15, 2017, Will Wilson received a 2017 New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for his renowned photography. In his work, Wilson addresses the themes that most concern him, including the impacts of cultural and environmental change on indigenous peoples and the possibility of cultural survival and renewal.

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SAR Board Member Receives Prestigious Award from AAA

The American Anthropological Association has announced that a member of the SAR board of directors, Donald Brenneis, will be awarded the Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology. Since 1976 the award has been presented annually to individuals “whose...

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SAR President Michael Brown to speak at Southwest Seminars on the challenges of protecting the intangible cultural heritage of indigenous peoples, September 25, 2017

Michael F. Brown will present a lecture entitled “Stop Stealing Our Culture! Challenges of Protecting the Cultural Heritage of Indigenous Peoples” as part of a Southwest Seminars series on the theme “Native Culture Matters.” This event will draw on Brown’s book Who Owns Native Culture? (Harvard University Press, 2003).

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2017 King Fellow Warren Montoya arrives at SAR

Warren Montoya, the Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellowship Native Artist for 2017, is from Tamaya (Santa Ana Pueblo) and Kha’po Owinge (Santa Clara Pueblo), arrives at the IARC having already gained recognition at Santa Fe Indian Market, Heard Indian Market, and shown...

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2017-18 SAR Resident Scholars & Presentation Calendar Announced

On September 20, 2017, at noon, as part of the SAR Colloquium Series on campus, all six resident scholars will present brief introductions to their projects. Throughout the fall, in-depth discussion of the projects will also be held (dates noted below, all scheduled in the Dobkin Boardroom at SAR from noon to 1 p.m.). These presentations are free and open to the public.

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SAR Announces 2017-2018 Anne Ray Interns

SAR Announces 2017-2018 Anne Ray Interns — The Indian Arts Research Center annually offers two nine-month internships to individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals who are committed to furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity and for contributing […]

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SAR Press Book Sale

SAR Press Book Sale — On Aug. 17-18, from 11am-5pm, SAR Press will have a booth at the Antique American Indian Art Show offering an assortment of publications that relate to Native American art, culture and archaeology.

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SAR Mourns the Passing of Former Board Member Steadman Upham

SAR Mourns the Passing of Former Board Member Steadman Upham. The Board of Directors and staff of the School for Advanced Research are sad to announce the death on July 30 of Steadman Upham, 68, a distinguished former member of the SAR board and former president of the University of Tulsa.

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SAR Joins New Santa Fe Network

SAR is excited to be part of the launch of the new Santa Fe Network, where we 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...

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Public lecture and reception for writer Gordon Lee Johnson

Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Free Gordon Lee Johnson, SAR’s 2017 Indigenous Writer in Residence, will read from and discuss the book he has been refining during his...

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Museums, Tribes, and Artists Working Together

Museums, 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.

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Appraisal Event Draws Crowd at School for Advanced Research

Appraisal 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.”

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ABQ Journal North Looks at SAR’s 110 Years

ABQ Journal North Looks at SAR’s 110 Years — Wes Cowan is in the business of knowing. The appraiser has been featured on PBS Antiques Roadshow, as well as History Detectives. And he will be in Santa Fe to help celebrate the 110th anniversary of the School for Advanced Research.

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Icaros: A Vision

Icaros: A Vision — A special screening co-sponsored by SAR, followed by a conversation with the film’s producer, co-writer, and anthropologist Abou Farman and School for Advanced Research President Michael Brown, who has written several books about the Peruvian Amazon and shamanism.

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