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Collection Tours
Anna Roosevelt. Photo by Michael F. Brown.
In Person Collection tours return
SAR is pleased to welcome the community back to the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) for limited docent-led collections tours. Reservations required. $15 / Free for SAR members.
Field Trips
Anna Roosevelt. Photo by Michael F. Brown.
Member trips are back
This fall, members are invited to join SAR on two one-of-a-kind field trips, "The Archaeology of Arroyo Hondo" and "Tewa Pathways from Tsankawi to Pojoaque" beginning in September.
Virtual Campus Tour
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A virtual historic tour of el delirio
Join your guide, SAR scholar-in-residence Nancy Owen Lewis, for this delightful online experience of the origins and historical significance of the sprawling estate that is 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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How to Publish Your First Book: SAR Press Talks to Robert Caldwell

How to Publish Your First Book: SAR Press Talks to Robert Caldwell

SAR Press has started a new blog series comprised of interviews with diverse scholars who have recently published or are in the midst of publishing their first book and who can offer guidance and encouragement to colleagues who are just starting to think about publishing. We hope that these interviews make a small contribution to supporting junior scholars as they begin the publishing process.

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Archaeology and Place at Chaco Canyon

Archaeology and Place at Chaco Canyon

Archaeologists have been paying attention to place for many years. As they have studied vernacular architecture, among other important markers of the past, they have recognized the importance and meaning given to specific places by peoples around the world. Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico has been one such place for hundreds of years.

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The Long, Dark Journey of a Historic Textile Treasure

The Long, Dark Journey of a Historic Textile Treasure

This winter, IARC collections staff and interns, journeyed to Oklahoma to share with community members one of the most storied textiles in the IARC collection – the Chief White Antelope Blanket (CWAB). The Annual Gathering of the Sand Creek Descendants, held in Apache, Oklahoma, brought out between 200 and 300 people for dancing, food, and to pay tribute to the blanket. For some attendees, it was their first time to see this historic blanket. Learn more about this important piece and the continued collaborative collections-care approach taken by the IARC staff for this textile.

“We were honored to bring the blanket back to be a part of this important gathering,” says IARC collections manager, Lisa Barerra. “Since the mid-1990s,” she adds, “the IARC at SAR has worked closely with the Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust (SCMDT) regarding care and access to the blanket, including an agreement to bring the blanket for the gathering every two years. However, the last time the CWAB went back was actually in December 2014. While the CWAB is currently not on display (at the request of the SCMDT), an approved photograph of the blanket is available for viewing at IARC.” The photograph can be viewed during an IARC collections tour and requests to view the actual blanket require written permission from the SCMDT to do so. Reflecting on the trip and the collaborative efforts happening at the IARC, Harerra notes, “We look forward to continuing to work together with the SCMDT in the future!” 

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Showing Our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest

Showing Our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest

Free virtual event explores resilience and perseverance across pueblo communities over the last year.

The School for Advanced Research (SAR), in partnership with Thornburg, presents Showing Our Strength: Resilience and Compassion in the Indigenous Southwest (hosted online, July 8, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time).

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SAR Press Top Reads: Place, Environment, and Change

SAR Press Top Reads: Place, Environment, and Change

As we think about our relationships with environment, landscape, and place in the context of drought and urbanization, we must also think about change. The books in this list describe how environmental change affects people with deep roots in New Mexico, Guatemala, Mongolia, and elsewhere around the world.

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Upcoming Events


President's Circle Virtual Happy Hour with Virgil Ortiz: Revolt Lounge @ Hosted online
5:00 pm
President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour Revolt Lounge with Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, Legacy Circle, and Bandelier level, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy Hour[...]
Artist Talk Lehuauakea @ Hosted online. Register below.
Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Artist Talk Lehuauakea @ Hosted online. Register below.
5:30 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE   Join us for a virtual artist talk and a live Q&A with SAR’s 2021 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native artist fellow, Lehuauakea.   Lehuauakea is a Kanaka Maoli (Native[...]
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Field Trip: The Archaeology of Arroyo Hondo @ Dobkin Boardroom | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
The Archaeology of Arroyo Hondo Aerial view of Arroyo Hondo excavation site September 9, 2021 Cost per person: $150 (Includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to SAR) To register for this trip click here. Study Leader/Presenter: Dr.[...]
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Field Trip: Tewa Pathways from Tsankawi to Pojoaque @ Tsankawi | New Mexico | United States
9:00 am
Tewa Pathways from Tsankawi to Pojoaque October 7, 2021 Cost per person: $150 (Includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to SAR) To register for this trip click here. Study Leader:  Joseph “Woody” Aguilar Tsankawi is one of[...]

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