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SPECIAL INDIAN MARKET SERIES

SAR’s Artists Live series, in partnership with Native American Art Magazine, takes you behind the scenes and into the studio with ten Native artists featured on the Santa Fe Indian Market’s new ecommerce platform.
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INTO HOSTILE TERRAIN
'Beyond Borders' opens in July
A powerful new art installation and events series examines the global refugee crisis and U.S. immigration policy.
Pueblo of Acoma participants in a 2019 Collection Review with IARC staff
THE ACOMA COLLECTION
See Hundreds of Native Artworks Online
Following years of collaboration with the Acoma Pueblo, SAR’s eMuseum now features 449 works of pottery, textiles, jewelry and paintings from the Acoma Pueblo.
Acoma dough bowl, unknown artist, 1800-1820, clay, paints, cat. no. IAF.1028. Photo by Addison Doty.
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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. »

JOIN SAR TODAY to explore a world of ideas about past and present peoples across the globe, including cultures in the Southwest.

“This is a place where ideas can flourish” — Eric S. Dobkin, SAR Honorary Director

JOIN SAR TODAY to explore a world of ideas about past and present peoples across the globe, including cultures in the Southwest.


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.
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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.
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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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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 New Way of Connecting: SAR Virtual Happy Hours

A New Way of Connecting: SAR Virtual Happy Hours

“In the time of the pandemic, SAR has created thoughtful, interesting online programs with internationally renowned scholars that provide the participants and speaker the opportunity for conversation with each other.” Lauren Prescott reflects on SAR’s newest program of virtual happy hours with leading scholars and artists. Read on to learn how you can join the conversations.

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In the Vault: Coil and Sifter Basket, Pootsaya

In the Vault: Coil and Sifter Basket, Pootsaya

SAR Indian Arts Research Center staff members reflect on their favorite pieces from the collection. Read on about a unique work by Iva Honyestewa, 2014 Eric and Barbara Dobkin fellow, selected by IARC Administrative Assistant, Daniel Kurnit.

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Mentors and Friends: SAR’s 2019–2020 Resident Scholars

Mentors and Friends: SAR’s 2019–2020 Resident Scholars

Every year SAR welcomes a new cohort of resident scholars, who spend nine months studying, writing, and participating in the intellectual life of the campus. As usual, the 2019–2020 scholars brought with them a variety of interests and projects, but they came together in their appreciation of the time, the place, and the community they found here.

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Bearing Witness and Raising Awareness: A Conversation with Jason De León

Bearing Witness and Raising Awareness: A Conversation with Jason De León

Jason De León, SAR’s 2013–2014 Weatherhead fellow and a 2017 MacArthur fellow, is a professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a non-profit research-art-education-media collective. I recently spoke with him to learn more about his new exhibition: Hostile Terrain 94.

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Upcoming Events


Artist Talk with Mikayla Patton @ Hosted online. Register below.
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Artist Talk with Mikayla Patton @ Hosted online. Register below.
5:30 pm
Oglala Lakota artist Mikayla Patton, is an early career artist who utilizes her passion and skills as both a papermaker and printmaker to collage Lakota line designs and symbols as a way to continue traditional[...]
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Gerry Quotskuyva @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
Gerry Quotskuyva SAR Artists Live with Hopi katsina carver Gerry Quotskuyva will take place Friday, August 7 at  6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2018 Rollin and Mary Ella King[...]
President's Circle Virtual Happy Hour with Governor Brian Vallo: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Pueblos @ Hosted online | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
5:00 pm
President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Pueblos” with Governor Brian Vallo As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual[...]
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Dawn Dark Mountain @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
Dawn Dark Mountain SAR Artists Live with watercolor painter Dawn Dark Mountain will take place Monday, August 10 at  6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2015 Eric and Barbara Dobkin[...]
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Mateo Romero @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
Mateo Romero, 2002 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow SAR Artists Live with painter Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo) will take place Monday, August 17 at  6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace[...]
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Beyond Borders Symposium @ Hosted online | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Beginning in the summer of 2020, the School of Advanced Research (SAR), in collaboration with SITE Santa Fe and Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA), presents Beyond Borders, a series of installations and events[...]
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Adrian Wall @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
Adrian Wall, 2009 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow SAR Artists Live with sculptor Adrian Wall will take place Monday, August 24 at  6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2009[...]
Celebrating Three Years of Creative Thought: Cocktails and Conversations @ Hosted online
5:00 pm
Celebrating Three Years of Creative Thought: Zoom Cocktails and Conversations Date: August 28, 2020 Time: 5:00 p.m. MDT Location: Zoom (registrants will be sent a Zoom link to participate) Admission: $100 per screen. Registration required, please[...]
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Celebrating Three Years of Creative Thought: A Virtual Event @ Hosted online
6:00 pm
Celebrating Three Years of Creative Thought: A Virtual Event Date: August 28, 2020 Time: 6:00 p.m. MDT Location: Online Admission: Free. Registration encouraged, please register here. Join the School for Advanced Research (SAR) online to[...]
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Marlowe Katoney @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
2015 King Fellow, Marlowe Katoney SAR Artists Live with Navajo weaver Marlowe Katoney will take place Monday, August 31 at  6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2015 Rollin and Mary[...]

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