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Grounded in Clay
Grounded in Clay:
The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery
On July 31, SAR and the Vilcek Foundation will launch a unique traveling exhibition featuring over 100 historic and contemporary works in clay that offer a visionary understanding of Pueblo pots as vessels of community-based knowledge and experience.
Hollis Chitto
Grounded in Clay
SAR Welcomes our summer artist fellow hollis chitto
From a young age, Chitto became enamored with beadwork and embarked on learning the artform. Now an accomplished beadwork artist, he has been featured in Vogue and InStyle magazines.
Campus Tour
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus
Walking history tour of el delirio
Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White, now SAR's campus.
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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. »

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.


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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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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Centennial of the Indian Arts Research Center Collections: Gala Dinner and Auction

Centennial of the Indian Arts Research Center Collections: Gala Dinner and Auction

Thunder and light rain did not keep 100 stalwart gala guests from descending the stone steps to enter a white-tented world where they were warmly welcomed by enchanting floral tablescapes, bird songs of a flute, and handcrafted works by Native American artists for the Centennial Celebration of the Indian Arts Research Center collections at the School for Advanced Research on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

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Reflections on SAR’s “Seeking Justice” Webinar Series

Reflections on SAR’s “Seeking Justice” Webinar Series

On June 2 SAR held the sixth and final webinar in this year's Creative Thought Forum series called Seeking Justice: Toward a More Equitable America, which launched in February. The series was primarily funded by the National Endowment of the Humanities, with support...

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SAR Member Trip to Bears Ears, Utah

SAR Member Trip to Bears Ears, Utah

After a long pandemic-related hiatus, SAR relaunched member field trips on May 13 with a four-day journey to Bears Ears in Utah.  Given the scale of this new national monument—more than 2100 square miles—we couldn't possibly do justice to its diverse mesas, canyons,...

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SAR Board Member John Arroyo Wins Whiting Fellowship

SAR Board Member John Arroyo Wins Whiting Fellowship

SAR's academic board members continue to win major fellowships focused on innovative work in the public policy arena. John Arroyo, a recent SAR-Mellon Foundation Latinx Resident Scholar and now a member of SAR's board of directors, has been named a 2022-2023 Public...

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Noting the Loss of Two Significant SAR supporters

Noting the Loss of Two Significant SAR supporters

We are sorry to report the passing of two longtime SAR supporters. Benjamin F. Crane, a distinguished New York attorney who served on the SAR board of directors from 2005 until 2015, died in Brooklyn on February 18 at the age of 92. Ben and his wife Sally, who...

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Moments in Places in Time

Moments in Places in Time

Growing up in the middle of Alaska, there was a window to another world on the wall of my living room. It was like no place I’d ever seen. There was a church that seemed to be made of clay pinched together by someone’s fingers. And there was a woman with a flared skirt, shawl, and scarf over her head. No one dressed like that in Alaska. I enjoyed stepping back to where it appeared to be a photograph or passage to another land and then move slowly forward to find just that point when the optical illusion fell away and I could see the leaves, the moss, the bark.

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Upcoming Events


Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE PREVIEW - Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery @ Museum of Indian Arts & Culture | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
The School for Advanced Research, Vilcek Foundation, and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture invite you to please join us for a special preview for President’s Circle members of Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of[...]
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MEMBERS PREVIEW - Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery @ Museum of Indian Arts & Culture | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:00 pm
The School for Advanced Research, Vilcek Foundation, and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture invite you to please join us for a special members preview of Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery. Be one[...]
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
PUBLIC OPENING - Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery @ Museum of Indian Arts & Culture | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
The School for Advanced Research, Vilcek Foundation, and Museum of Indian Arts & Culture invite you to please join us for the public opening of Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery.  Join us as we celebrate the[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus Explore the fascinating history, stunning architecture, and beautiful outdoor gardens—including the famous pet cemetery—of the 1920s home of Amelia Elizabeth White and Martha Root White. The secluded[...]

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