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THE SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH

A center for innovative social science research and Native American art since 1907

The Fate of the Earth

As part of the Creative Thought Forum
SAR’s Annual President’s Lecture
An Evening With Elizabeth Kolbert

Author of Pulitzer Prize-winning book
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

June 1, 2018, 6 p.m.
Lensic Performing Arts Center

40 YEARS

INDIAN ARTS RESEARCH CENTER


Honoring Creativity in Native American Arts

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Bringing together exceptional scholars and artists to create a better future

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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.

“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.

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

2017-18 Mellon/ACLS Fellow Héctor Beltrán

Investigating emerging forms of hacking along the U.S./ Mexico Borderlands

2017-18 Anne Ray Fellow Deana Dartt

Negotiating misrepresentations of Native American communities in museums

2017-18 Mellon Fellow Milena A. Melo

Exploring healthcare for undocumented immigrants

2017-18 Weatherhead/Charlotte Newcombe Fellow Brian Smithson

Moviemaking in traditional African communities in Benin

2017-18 Weatherhead Fellow Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Analyzing how Latina/o immigrants integrate into African American communities

2017-18 Katrin H. Lamon Fellow Thomas Michael Swensen

Focusing on the environment and belonging in Native Alaska

2017 Rollin and Mary Ella King Artist Fellow Warren Montoya

Creating art about human relationships with the world and each other

Upcoming Events


Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works[...]
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works[...]
The Fate of the Earth: Elizabeth Kolbert @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm
The Fate of the Earth: Elizabeth Kolbert @ The Lensic Performing Arts Center | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
6:00 pm
ANNUAL PRESIDENT’S LECTURE Co-presented by The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico Note that there is special pricing for this event. For ticket purchases click here. Elizabeth KolbertPhoto courtesy of Donald Usner Join us for a[...]
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works[...]

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Author Christine Mather speaks on Pueblo Revival Architecture

Continuing Santa Fe’s Colorful Legacy lecture series, local author and architectural historian Christine Mather will present on Pueblo Revival architecture on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at the St. Francis Auditorium, 107 West Palace Avenue at the New...

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SAR Announces 2018-19 Native Artist Fellows

SAR is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 cycle of artists-in-residence. Each year the Indian Arts Research Center offers three fellowships to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. These fellowships give artists time to explore new avenues of...

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Scholar Programs at SAR encourage lively debate

Scholar Programs

Through its resident scholar, seminars, and indigenous writer in residence programs, Scholar Programs supports advanced scholarship and creativity in the social sciences, the humanities, and Native American creative writing. The nine-month resident scholar fellowships provide scholars with the time, space, and support to write manuscripts or dissertations. Shorter and more intense, the three- to five-day short, research team, or advanced seminars gather groups of scholars who work together in close collaboration to share ideas, gain insight, and create projects that have cutting-edge implications to understanding the past and improving the future of humankind. The indigenous writer in residence program brings authors of Native poetry and prose to campus for a seven-week summer term to concentrate on the process of creative writing.

Viewing artifacts in SAR's Indian Arts Research Center in Santa Fe, NM

Indian Arts Research Center

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) is a division of the School for Advanced Research (SAR). The goal of IARC is to bridge the divide between creativity and scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects in Native studies, art history, and creative expression that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities, and arts. This is accomplished by providing fellowship opportunities for artists to engage in uninterrupted creativity; fostering dialogue among artists, researchers, scholars, and community members through seminars and symposia; nurturing future arts and museums professionals through experiential training; and promoting study and exploration of the IARC collection of Native arts.

A small selection of SAR Press book covers

SAR Press

The School for Advanced Research Press fulfills the School’s mission by producing and disseminating high quality content on important topics in anthropology, indigenous arts, and the American Southwest. Through physical print (p), electronic (e), and digital (on-line pdf) publications produced from scholarly and artistic programs hosted by the School and/or from specific acquisitions, SAR Press provides the institution with a strong and enduring public face.

SAR Press has a long and distinguished publishing history in anthropology. The first publications for the School were archaeological studies written by Edgar Lee Hewett and Sylvanus Griswold Morley in 1908. Since that auspicious beginning, more than 300 titles have been published.

Host your next event on the beautiful SAR campus!

The SAR campus is located on 15 acres in a residential neighborhood of Santa Fe. The historic 1920s adobe buildings, designed by William Penhallow Henderson (1877-1943), are surrounded by mature trees, terraced gardens, and gravel walkways. Different venues of varying capacity are available. Selections include the historic Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, the Boardroom Patio, the Reception Center Meeting Room, the Douglas Schwartz Seminar House Dining Room, Living Room, and Patio. Download a flyer of information here.