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Exploring the remarkable ways indigenous-based cultural preservation and revival are happening nationally.
Starting Wednesday, March 4
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CREATIVE THOUGHT FORUM SERIES
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Turning the Lens: Glenn Shepard presents on Brazil’s Kayapo communities’ use of their cultural warrior image
Thursday, March 26, 2020
MORE THAN A COLLECTION
Indian Arts Research Center
Tour the nearly 12,000 works of Native American art housed across two open-shelf vaults.
Guided Tours – Fridays at 2PM
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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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. »

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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.


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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SAR Press Top Reads: Chaco Canyon

SAR Press Top Reads: Chaco Canyon

From excavations of Chaco in the early nineteenth century to the latest research on cosmology, monumental architecture, and long-distance trade, SAR has supported scholars who wish to understand and protect this unique place—and shared their findings with other researchers and the public.

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From Within: IARC Arts Program Aims to Empower Incarcerated Youth

From Within: IARC Arts Program Aims to Empower Incarcerated Youth

Santa Fe’s Youth Development Program houses incarcerated youth from Santa Fe and surrounding areas, many of whom come from Native American communities. As stewards of important cultural works, the School for Advanced Research’s Indian Arts Research Center has developed a program that enables the education staff to facilitate art activities with these youth. Open until February 7, 2020, From Within, shares the work that has been created created out of this partnership.

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Beyond Borders – Exploring Immigration Through the Arts and Social Sciences

Beyond Borders – Exploring Immigration Through the Arts and Social Sciences

The School of Advanced Research, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA), and SITE Santa Fe are proud to announce Beyond Borders, a new joint collaboration amongst the three Santa Fe institutions. Supporting Hostile Terrain 94, a participatory art project and exhibition scheduled to open at CCA on May 8, 2020, Beyond Borders presents a series of installations and events across the spring and summer of 2020 intended to call attention to the realities of global migration and US/Mexico border policy.

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For IARC Education Department, Native American Community Connections Matter

For IARC Education Department, Native American Community Connections Matter

For Felicia Garcia, SAR’s new curator of education at the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC), one of the most exciting reasons to be at SAR is a proven dedication to community that drives much of the work at the IARC. We spoke with Felicia about what makes the IARC unique, the importance of land acknowledgement practices, and how the education department fits within the organization. Listen to the full interview and explore highlighted excerpts.

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IARC Speaker Series Explores Indigenous-Based Cultural Preservation

IARC Speaker Series Explores Indigenous-Based Cultural Preservation

SAR is proud to present a series of conversation-style presentations exploring today’s world of cultural preservation. This year’s IARC speaker series takes us on a journey beyond the Pueblo communities within which we are situated, to shed light on the many remarkable ways indigenous-based cultural preservation is happening nationally.

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Celebrating SAR Press at AAA

Celebrating SAR Press at AAA

For the first time, SAR Press participated in the AAA’s Celebration of Authors, and hosted a book signing that featured our most recent publications.

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Upcoming Events


Walking Tours of SAR’s Historic Estate @ School for Advanced Research
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Feb 21 @ 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[...]
Walking Tours of SAR’s Historic Estate @ School for Advanced Research
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Feb 28 @ 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[...]
IARC Speaker Series - The Language Warrior's Manifesto: Indigenous Language, Culture, and Art in Motion with Anton Treuer @ New Mexico History Museum Auditorium | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
5:30 pm
Register here. The Language Warrior’s Manifesto: Indigenous Language, Culture, and Art in Motion With Anton Treuer Join celebrated author and speaker Dr. Anton Treuer for a fresh perspective on what’s driving revitalization efforts in indigenous language,[...]
Walking Tours of SAR’s Historic Estate @ School for Advanced Research
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Mar 6 @ 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[...]
IARC Speaker Series - He Alo A He Alo: Face to Face, Conversations with the Ancestors with Maile Andrade and Marques Hanalei Marzan @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
5:30 pm
Register here. He Alo A He Alo: Face to Face, Conversations with The Ancestors With Maile Andrade and Marques Hanalei Marzan Maile Andrade, multi-media artist, professor at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai‘i[...]
Walking Tours of SAR’s Historic Estate @ School for Advanced Research
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
Tours of the Indian Arts Research Center @ Indian Arts Research Center
Mar 13 @ 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[...]

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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