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Take a virtual tour through the collections and explore our newest online addition —the Susan L. Q. Flaherty Collection, donated in memory of San Ildefonso potter Dora Tse Pe.
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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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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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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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Another New Resident Scholar Book: Undocumented Saints

Another New Resident Scholar Book: Undocumented Saints

Did you know that La Santa Muerte ("Saint Death") is worshipped by some residents of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands?  Likewise Santa Olguita, a feminist saint associated with border women's experience of sexual violence? These and other emerging folk saints are the...

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In Memoriam: Pat Courtney Gold (1939-2022)

In Memoriam: Pat Courtney Gold (1939-2022)

Very recently, we received news that 2009 Erica and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow Pat Courtney Gold passed away on July 11, 2022. Pat, a Wasco basketmaker, grew up on the Warm Springs Reservation in the mid-Columbia River area of central Oregon. In her youth,...

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A Whirlwind Tour of Okla Homma

A Whirlwind Tour of Okla Homma

New Directions: An Insider’s Look at Native American Collections SAR President's Circle members embarked on a five-day tour of Oklahoma and Arkansas in mid-October. Okla Homma, which means “red people” in Chickasaw and Choctaw, is home to thirty-nine tribes, including...

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“Footprints from White Sands” Webinar Enormously Popular

“Footprints from White Sands” Webinar Enormously Popular

View the video recording here The Creative Thought Forum Linda S. Cordell Lecture was conducted online this year resulting in live event viewership from 360 computer, tablet, and smartphone screens. Add to that the over 700 views of the recorded video on SAR's YouTube...

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Reflections on Grounded in Clay Opening Weekend

It is mid-morning Friday in Santa Fe: sun blaring and the air is thin, I often think that we are so close to the sky that maybe I could touch the clouds myself. At the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture (MIAC), white tents are erected in the courtyard, awaiting people...

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Upcoming Events


Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Dec 9 @ 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[...]
Member Class: Caring for Your Personal Collections at Home: An Introduction to Collections Care (class 3 of 3, in person) @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Caring for Your Personal Collections at Home: An Introduction to Collections Care REGISTER HERE Instructor: Laura Elliff Cruz, Collections Manager, Indian Arts Research Center With sixteen years of collections care experience, Laura Elliff Cruz was[...]
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Scholar Colloquium: “It Shows My Way”: Roads, Religion, and Power in the Chaco World @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
Robert Weiner, PhD candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, and SAR’s 2022 Paloheimo fellow. Robert Weiner2022 – 2023Paloheimo FellowAffiliation at time of Award: PhD CandidateDepartment of Anthropology University of Colorado Boulder “It Shows[...]
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Monica Lovato @ SAR's Instagram page | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
6:00 pm
JOIN INSTAGRAM HERE Tune into SAR Artists Live on Thursday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. MDT! Monica Silva Lovato is a fourth-generation traditional potter and a third-generation silversmith from the Pueblos of San Felipe and[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Dec 16 @ 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[...]
SAR Book Club with Dan Flores @ School for Advanced Research
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SAR Book Club with Dan Flores @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
2:00 pm
Join your host SAR President Michael F. Brown and author and former professor Dan Flores in discussion about topics such as why America no longer has elephants, how Native people sustained American diversity across 10,000[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Dec 23 @ 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[...]
Grounded in Clay: Pop-In and Pop-Up @ Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Grounded in Clay: Pop-In and Pop-Up @ Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:00 pm
Grounded in Clay Programming Event! Pop-In and Pop-Up: San Felipe Pottery Exhibition and DemonstrationSunday , January 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm MSTMuseum of Indian Arts & Culture Swing by the Museum of Indian Arts[...]
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Brian D. Vallo @ SAR's Instagram page | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
6:00 pm
JOIN INSTAGRAM HERE Tune into SAR Artists Live on Thursday, January 12 at 6:00 p.m. MDT to hear about “Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery”, firsthand, from one if it’s curators: Brian D.[...]
Creative Thought Forum | Women of the Lost Territory: New Mexico Women of the Past, Present, Future with Flannery Burke and Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez @ New Mexico History Museum | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
6:30 pm
Flannery Burke Women of the Lost Territory: New Mexico Women of the Past and Present Flannery Burke and Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez 6:00 p.m. Doors open, light reception in lobby 6:30 p.m. Presentation begins in auditorium Flannery[...]

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