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CREATIVE THOUGHT FORUM SERIES
Ruth Van Dyke
Archaeologist Ruth Van Dyke presents Chaco Landscapes, Sensory & Political Engagements with Place.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
MORE THAN A COLLECTION
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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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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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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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Chaco Landscapes: Sensory and Political Engagements with Place

Chaco Landscapes: Sensory and Political Engagements with Place

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce the next event in our third annual Creative Thought Forum Series. Archaeologist Ruth Van Dyke presents Chaco Landscapes: Sensory and Political Engagements with Place. In her talk she shares insights into past and present social, political, and sensorial relationships across the greater Chaco landscape. She explores how archaeologists can work together with Native peoples to influence the public understanding of contemporary economic/extractive projects, including those in northwest New Mexico.

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Border Land, Border Water: A Conversation with C. J. Alvarez

Border Land, Border Water: A Conversation with C. J. Alvarez

While in residence at SAR, C. J. Alvarez is working on a history of the Chihuahuan Desert that considers this area as an ecosystem rather than a political territory along a border. As we talked, I learned more about his new environmental history of the border region and what he’s gaining from his time in Santa Fe.

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SAR Impacts: The Psychology of Patriarchy

SAR Impacts: The Psychology of Patriarchy

In a world where conversations are becoming more polarized, how do we find common ground? Regardless of where you stand, we face a crisis around the issue of public dialogue. “SAR is a unique place in that it allows intellectualism to breathe. We’re trying to build a society where complex ideas can be discussed and exchanged. Complex issues need creativity to percolate in order to be solved in our fast-paced world.” — Adriana M. Manago, co-chair of The Psychology of Patriarchy advanced seminar. Learn more about the 2015 seminar and the subsequent 2019 SAR Press publication.

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A Gift to Future Scholars: Bequest Ensures Schwartz Seminar House Improvements

A Gift to Future Scholars: Bequest Ensures Schwartz Seminar House Improvements

Since 1968, SAR’s seminar programs have given time and space to groups of scholars working together to push intellectual and academic boundaries. This year, SAR received a bequest to fund improvements to the Schwartz Seminar House where we host our advanced, short, and research team seminars. Learn more about the life of Pat Kuhlhoff and the programs her generous gift supports.

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Upcoming Events


President's Circle Field Trip: New Directions: An Insider’s Look at Native American Collections in Los Angeles @ Los Angeles, CA
7:00 pm
President’s Circle Trip to Los Angeles New Directions: An Insider’s Look at Native American Collections Date: Wednesday, January 22 – Saturday, January 25, 2020Admission: Priority given to members of the Board of Directors, Founders’ Society, and[...]
Walking Tours of SAR’s Historic Estate @ School for Advanced Research
Jan 24 @ 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
Jan 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[...]
Walking Tours of SAR’s Historic Estate @ School for Advanced Research
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 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[...]
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Creative Thought Forum Lecture - Chaco Landscapes: Sensory and Political Engagements with Place @ St. Francis Auditorium at the New Mexico Museum of Art | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
6:30 pm
SAR’s third annual Creative Thought Forum series invites members and the public to explore our understanding of where humanity is going in a new age of technological and cultural shifts under the thematic umbrella of[...]
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Creative Thought Forum Salon: Chaco Landscapes, Sensory and Political Engagements with Place @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
The Friday following the lecture, SAR hosts an informal salon discussion with archaeologist Ruth Van Dyke. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker and provides a deeper exploration of the lecture[...]
Walking Tours of SAR’s Historic Estate @ School for Advanced Research
Feb 14 @ 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[...]

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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