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Grounded in Clay
Grounded in Clay:
The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery
SAR and the Vilcek Foundation invite you to come hear the stories of Pueblo people embodied in pottery in this groundbreaking exhibition. Open now at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.
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Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus
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Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White, now SAR's campus.
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EXPLORING HUMANITY. UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLD. FOR OVER 110 YEARS.
The School for Advanced Research is North America’s preeminent independent institution advancing creative thought and innovative work in social sciences and humanities and fostering the preservation and revitalization of Native American cultural heritage. »

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We support leading-edge research and study in anthropology and related disciplines in order to foster a better understanding of humankind and the critical problems we face.
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We steward one of the most important collections of Southwest Native American art and guide museums around the world on best practices in collaborating with source communities.
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Our Work

We support leading-edge research and study in anthropology and related disciplines in order to foster a better understanding of humankind and the critical problems we face.


Our Collection

We steward one of the most important collections of Southwest Native American art and guide museums around the world on best practices in collaborating with source communities.


Our Community

We offer symposia, salons, classes and field trips that give you a unique opportunity to meet and learn from our scholars and artists. Find out how you can get involved with our diverse, dynamic community.

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SAR Members Tour Chaco Canyon and Related Sites

SAR Members Tour Chaco Canyon and Related Sites

Chaco Canyon and the so-called "Chaco Phenomenon" have long evoked intense interest among SAR members. Our more-or-less annual tradition of Chaco field trips continued in mid-August, when fourteen members and SAR staff spent three days visiting Chaco, Salmon Ruins,...

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Celebrating 100 Years of Santa Fe’s Indian Market

Celebrating 100 Years of Santa Fe’s Indian Market

The School for American Research (SAR) started the Santa Fe Indian Market one hundred years ago this September. SAR’s first director, Edgar Lee Hewett, spearheaded the effort and printed a statement in the Santa Fe New Mexican on June 27, 1922.  He wrote, “The objects of the exhibition are the encouragement of Native arts; to revive old arts, and to keep the arts of each tribe and pueblo as distinct as possible; the establishment and locating of markets for all Indian products; the securing of reasonable prices; authenticity of all handicraft offered for sale.” The first of its kind, the Southwest Indian Fair featured artists across seven states, and included Julian and Maria Martinez, the celebrated potters of San Ildefonso Pueblo, who won a substantial monetary prize for their work.

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‘Who Were You When You Stepped to This Pot?’ :

‘Who Were You When You Stepped to This Pot?’1: A Lesson in Community Curation from Grounded in Clay Guest post by Emily SanthanamConsider when and where you’ve seen Pueblo pottery in a museum. How was it displayed? Who wrote the label? What did it tell you about the...

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Upcoming Events


Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scholar Colloquium: Making Tropical Africa in the Georgia Sea Islands @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
Paulla Ebron, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, and SAR’s 2022 Wenner-Gren fellow. Paulla Ebron2022 – 2023Wenner-Gren FellowAffiliation at time of Award: Associate Professor Department of Anthropology Stanford University Making Tropical Africa in the[...]
Creative Thought Forum | Footprints from White Sands: Discovery, Dating, and Significance @ Online | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
2:00 pm
Register here. LINDA S. CORDELL LECTURE Footprints from White Sands: Discovery, Dating, and Significance Matthew Bennett, David Bustos, Vance Holliday When David Bustos, archaeologist and resource program manager at White Sands National Park, discovered prehistoric[...]
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Arlo Namingha @ SAR's Instagram page | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
6:00 pm
JOIN INSTAGRAM HERE Tune into SAR Artists Live on Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 p.m. MDT to hear about “Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery”, firsthand, from one if it’s curators: Arlo Namingha.[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm
President's Circle Trip to Oklahoma @ Oklahoma
8:00 am
New Directions: An Insider’s Look at Native American Collections Okla Homma A tour for President’s Circle members with an optional overnight extension to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art October 11-15, 2022 Okla Homma, which[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]
Scholar Colloquium: Indian Muslim Poetry, Ethics, and Politics in an Age of Hindu Nationalism @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
Anand Taneja, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University, and SAR’s 2022 Weatherhead Fellow Anand Taneja2022 – 2023Weatherhead FellowAffiliation at time of Award: Assistant Professor Department of Religious Studies Vanderbilt University Indian Muslim Poetry,[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]
Scholar Colloquium: Beyond the Trail of Broken Treaties: The International Native American Rights Movement, 1975-1980 @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
Jennifer O’Neal, Assistant Professor, Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, University of Oregon, and SAR’s 2022 Lamon fellow. Jennifer O’Neal2022 – 2023Lamon FellowAffiliation at time of Award: Assistant ProfessorIndigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies University[...]

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