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IARC's EMUSEUM
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus
IARC'S EMUSEUM
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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Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus
Walking history tour of el delirio
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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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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Introducing 2022-2023 Anne Ray Intern Penske McCormack

Introducing 2022-2023 Anne Ray Intern Penske McCormack

Hello all! I am Penske McCormack (they/them), and I am one of the two Anne Ray Interns at SAR's Indian Arts Research Center for 2022-2023. I am very excited to introduce myself to the SAR community! Raised in Georgia, I earned my AB in art history from the University...

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Introducing 2022-2023 Anne Ray Intern Wayne Nez Gaussoin

Introducing 2022-2023 Anne Ray Intern Wayne Nez Gaussoin

Hi! I am Wayne Nez Gaussoin (Picuris/Diné/French descent), and I'm one of the 2022-2023 Anne Ray Interns at the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC). I have a background as a professional artist with over twenty years of experience. I received a Masters of Fine Arts...

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Upcoming Events


Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Joseph Aguilar @ SAR's Instagram page | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
6:00 pm
JOIN INSTAGRAM HERE Tune into SAR Artists Live on Thursday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. MDT! We chat with Joseph Aguilar (San Ildefonso), a member of the Pueblo Pottery Collective. This Native-based collective is comprised[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Dec 2 @ 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: Nampeyo to Namingha @ Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Grounded in Clay: Nampeyo to Namingha @ Museum of Indian Arts and Culture | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:00 pm
Grounded in Clay Programming Event! Nampeyo to Namingha: An Artistic LegacySunday , December 4, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm MSTMuseum of Indian Arts & Culture Join Grounded in Clay community curators, Dan, Arlo, and Michael[...]
Member Class: Caring for Your Personal Collections at Home: An Introduction to Collections Care (class 1 of 3, online) @ Hosted online | 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 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Fireside Chat: Annual President's Circle Winter Party @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
5:30 pm
FIRESIDE CHAT WITH PRESIDENT MICHAEL F. BROWN at our Annual President’s Circle Winter Party Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. School for Advanced Research 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico RSVP by[...]
Member Class: Caring for Your Personal Collections at Home: An Introduction to Collections Care (class 2 of 3, online) @ Hosted online | 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[...]
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[...]

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