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Anna Roosevelt. Photo by Michael F. Brown.
The great anaconda and the amazon women
Join anthropologist Anna C. Roosevelt for an in-depth course exploring Amazonian art and ecology.
Nora Naranjo Morse
SAR LEARNS!
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indigenous artists
Sixteen Native American artists receive funding for projects aimed at promoting intergenerational learning following the ongoing impact of COVID-19.
One of the recipients Nora Naranjo Morse (Santa Clara/Tewa), photo courtesy of the artist.
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A new generation of urban ethnography
The 2021 J. I. Staley Prize is awarded to Laurence Ralph for his 2014 book, Renegade Dreams: Living through Injury in Gangland Chicago.
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JOIN SAR TODAY to explore a world of ideas about past and present peoples across the globe, including cultures in the Southwest.


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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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Members Matter: Russ and Diane Kyncl

Members Matter: Russ and Diane Kyncl

SAR members Russ and Diane Kyncl share the fifty-year story of how they became friends with the Edaakie family of Zuni Pueblo, how the late potter Timothy Edaakie helped them to connect with SAR, and why they decided to include SAR in their legacy plan.

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Spider Woman’s Knowledge and the Survival of Diné Textile Arts

Spider Woman’s Knowledge and the Survival of Diné Textile Arts

In each session of his course on Navajo weaving, artist Venancio Aragon takes his students on a journey that exposes the impact of non-Indigenous institutions on Diné peoples and their making, as well as the sovereignty that Indigenous peoples, including artists, have continued to exercise through each moment.

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How to Publish Your First Book: SAR Press Talks to Alina Méndez

How to Publish Your First Book: SAR Press Talks to Alina Méndez

SAR Press is starting a new blog series comprised of interviews with diverse scholars who have recently published or are in the midst of publishing their first book and who can offer guidance and encouragement to colleagues who are just starting to think about publishing. We hope that these interviews make a small contribution to supporting junior scholars as they begin the publishing process.

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Members Matter. Meet Maria.

Members Matter. Meet Maria.

One of our newest members, Maria, found SAR serendipitously this last year. Stuck at home in Missouri, Maria had been searching for online opportunities to fill the social and intellectual void created by the pandemic-related restrictions. As she told SAR recently, she has always had an interest in the history and culture of New Mexico, specifically Puebloan history and pottery. After discovering one of SAR’s online artist talks, she started exploring our recorded programs on YouTube and signing up for upcoming virtual events to feed her hungry mind.

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SAR Learns! $50,000 Awarded to Support Indigenous Artists

SAR Learns! $50,000 Awarded to Support Indigenous Artists

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce our new initiative, SAR Learns! Out of a desire to support intergenerational learning and creativity during the pandemic, SAR Learns! will assist with knowledge transmission specifically within the context of the ongoing pandemic. The program will distribute $50,000, utilizing re-directed grant funds, that will enable sixteen artists to launch or complete a variety of proposed projects. 

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Upcoming Events


Online Colloquium: 2020-2021 Anne Ray Interns @ Hosted online. Register below.
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Online Colloquium: 2020-2021 Anne Ray Interns @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE   SAR’s 2020-2021 Anne Ray interns share an online presentation on their research and reflect on their time at SAR.   Shándíín Brown “Evolution in Indian Country: The Impact of[...]
Artist Talk with Neebinnaukzhik Southall @ Hosted online. Register below.
May 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Artist Talk with Neebinnaukzhik Southall @ Hosted online. Register below.
4:30 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Chippewas of Rama First Nation) is a Santa Fe based graphic designer and illustrator. While at SAR, Southall has been researching the IARC’s collection and working on developing[...]
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SAR Press Book Talk: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Senses of Place @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE In 1996 SAR Press published Senses of Place, an edited volume that originated as an SAR Advanced Seminar co-chaired by Steven Feld and Keith Basso, two anthropologists working at the[...]
Virtual Happy Hour presented by SAR and the Santa Fe Symphony: “Tate Meets Mozart” @ Hosted online
5:00 pm
Virtual Happy Hour presented by SAR and the Santa Fe Symphony “Tate Meets Mozart” with Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate and Daniel Crupi   As members of SAR’s President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, along with[...]

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