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CREATIVE THOUGHT FORUM SERIES
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Ankur Gopal
What It Takes to Solve America’s IT Skills Gap.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Book Cover, Life Beside Itself. Courtesy of the publisher.
IMAGINING CARE IN THE CANADIAN ARTIC

LIFE BESIDE ITSELF

2020 J. I. Staley Prize awarded to work exploring life, death, and care among Inuit communities.
Bioinsecurity and Vulnerability
SHARING IMPORTANT RESOURCES
BIO INSECURITY AND VULNERABILITY
2014 SAR Press Advanced Seminar publication shares examples of how communities have reframed everyday life in the face of ongoing uncertainties.
Pueblo of Acoma participants in a 2019 Collection Review with IARC staff
LEADING TRENDS IN THE MUSEUM FIELD
GUIDELINES FOR COLLABORATION
Explore the practical guides developed to support successful collaborations between Indigenous communities, museums, and collecting institutions.
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SAR PROGRAM UPDATES – WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak, SAR has postponed, canceled, or shifted to online access for all in-person public events through April 30, 2020. We will be offering remote engagement opportunities for some programs in order to continue our commitment to providing engaging and thought-provoking perspectives from leading scholars and artists. For details on all upcoming public programs, please visit our calendar »

PROGRAMS THAT WILL BE LIVESTREAMED

April 9: Creative Thought Forum lecture: “What It Takes to Solve America’s IT Skills Gap” »

 

CANCELED PROGRAMS

May 5 & May 12: SAR In Depth: From Tsankawi to San Ildefonso; Pueblo Pottery at SAR and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

 

POSTPONED PROGRAMS

April 2: President’s Circle event “Shared Histories: Exploring Connections between Collections at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and SAR”

April 22: Field Trip “Memories in the Landscape: Bluff and Cedar Mesas and Bears Ears National Monument”

April 30: “Latinos in the Crosshairs: The Construction of Latinos as a Threat in Political Rhetoric”

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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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SAR Curated. Building the Indian Arts Research Center

SAR Curated. Building the Indian Arts Research Center

In 1977 Doug Schwartz, who was then the president of SAR, hired Art Wolf to be the curator of collections. Wolf’s task was to oversee the building of the facility that would become the IARC, which now stewards a collection of nearly 12,000 artworks.

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Staying Connected

Staying Connected

In addition to canceling, postponing, or livestreaming our in-person public programs until April 30, we have reluctantly decided to close the SAR campus to the public until further notice.
We understand that your mailboxes are flooded with messages about responses to Covid-19 and it can seem overwhelming. But now is a good time to reflect and find new ways to engage with one another. So we can’t engage in-person? Let’s connect from home. Here are several ways you can continue to be part of the SAR community from afar.

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From SAR Press: Bioinsecurity and Vulnerability

From SAR Press: Bioinsecurity and Vulnerability

SAR Press is now offering a free download of our 2014 Bioinsecurity and Vulnerability. In times of crisis, we rely on experts to help us make decisions and understand the impacts of those decisions. In the coming weeks and months, as we try to make sense of the Coronavirus and its spread, we will be looking not only to epidemiologists and doctors, but also to anthropologists, sociologists, and others who can provide insight into the social and historical dimensions of the outbreak.

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2020 J.I. Staley Prize Awarded to a Powerful Examination of Life, Death, and Care, among Inuit Communities.

2020 J.I. Staley Prize Awarded to a Powerful Examination of Life, Death, and Care, among Inuit Communities.

Lisa Stevenson’s Life Beside Itself examines two historical moments among the Inuit of northern Canada: a tuberculosis epidemic in the mid-twentieth century and an epidemic of suicides among Inuit youth today.  Through richly textured analysis, Stevenson shows how suicide prevention programs disregard what makes life worthwhile to Inuit people. Life Beside Itself deftly weaves together ethnography, archival voice recordings, and images to raise new questions about life, death, and care.

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New from SAR Press: Walling In and Walling Out

New from SAR Press: Walling In and Walling Out

In the latest Advanced Seminar volume from SAR Press, co-editors Laura McAtackney and Randall McGuire ask a timely question: Why are we building new barriers to divide us? Walling In and Walling Out brings together scholars from the fields of anthropology, archaeology, city and regional planning, geography, and Latino and Caribbean studies to investigate examples of wall building around the world, past and present.

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Upcoming Events


JOIN VIA LIVESTREAM - Creative Thought Forum Lecture: What It Takes to Solve America’s IT Skills Gap @ YouTube Live | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
6:30 pm
Due to the New Mexico public health emergency status, this event will be livestreamed on SAR’s YouTube channel so that the SAR community can participate remotely. Simply head to sarsf.info/youtube at 6:30 p.m. (MST) on[...]
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CANCELED - Creative Thought Forum Salon: What It Takes to Solve America’s IT Skills Gap @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Due to current travel restrictions and the New Mexico public health emergency status, this event has been canceled. The Friday following the lecture, SAR hosts an informal salon discussion with Ankur Gopal, the founder of[...]
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
CANCELED (through April 30) Walking Tours of SAR's Historic Estate @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Reservations for campus tours must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens of the School for Advanced Research. Originally the 1920s home of Amelia[...]
Apr 10 @ 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. With more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works[...]
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
CANCELED (through April 30) Walking Tours of SAR's Historic Estate @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Reservations for campus tours must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens of the School for Advanced Research. Originally the 1920s home of Amelia[...]
Apr 17 @ 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. With more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works[...]
POSTPONED - Field Trip: Memories in the Landscape: Bluff and Cedar Mesas and Bears Ears National Monument @ Depart from SAR | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
12:00 am
Memories in the Landscape: Bluff and Cedar Mesas and Bears Ears National Monument Wednesday, April 22 – Sunday, April 26, 2020 Photo courtesy of Carol B. Patterson. Cost per person: Double Occupancy: $1,900 (Includes a[...]
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
CANCELED (through April 30) Walking Tours of SAR's Historic Estate @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Reservations for campus tours must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens of the School for Advanced Research. Originally the 1920s home of Amelia[...]
Apr 24 @ 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. With more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works[...]
POSTPONED - Latinos in the Crosshairs: The Construction of Latinos as a Threat in Political Rhetoric @ New Mexico History Museum Auditorium | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
6:00 pm
Due to current travel restrictions and the New Mexico public health emergency status, this event has been postponed. “We choose to use certain words. They are part of a political discourse, or a personal discourse,[...]

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 flyer here

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