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Painting, Julian Martinez and/or Awa Tsireh (San Ildefonso Pueblo), 1930-1935, watercolor, pencil, and ink on paper. Photo by Addison Doty. Cat. no. IAF.P221.

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Map of El Delirio (1927), now SAR’s campus
IARC'S eMuseum

Take a virtual tour through the collections and explore our newest online addition —the Susan L. Q. Flaherty Collection, donated in memory of San Ildefonso potter Dora Tse Pe'.

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Update from the President and Fall Events

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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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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Three Ways of Looking at Pueblo Art

Three Ways of Looking at Pueblo Art

More radical might be “Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery,” which opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in July. A stunning display of Pueblo ceramics spanning a millennium.

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In the House that Jack Built

In the House that Jack Built

The heat promised to be oppressive in the courtyard of the house that Jack built. Yet there was hope as guests stepped off the shuttle to receive a warm greeting by President’s Circle Chair and host Ken Stilwell, who honored the legacy of Jack Lambert by wearing a white collared shirt, dress jeans, and a ranch hat. Dark clouds gathered, providing relief from the sun during The Dude Wrangler, the Lady Archaeologist, and Martha’s Corrals President’s Circle event on July 26, 2023 from 4-6 pm.

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Grounded in Clay Exhibition Debuts in New York

Grounded in Clay Exhibition Debuts in New York

Blog by Helen Brooks, Director, Leadership Giving, School for Advanced Research July 13 dawned hot and steamy in New York City, but that didn’t stop a small SAR delegation from hanging out on Fifth Avenue to admire the giant Grounded in Clay banner that had just been...

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Upcoming Events


Oct 4 @ 1:00 pm
Scholar Colloquium: Congo Crafted: Histories of Making, 1880s–1980s @ SAR Dobkin Boardroom & on Zoom | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:00 pm
Sarah Van Beurden Weatherhead Fellow Associate Professor, History and African-American and African Studies Ohio State University Dr. Sarah Van Beurden studies the lives and afterlives of three disappeared and forgotten colonial craft genres in Congo:[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Oct 6 @ 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
Oct 13 @ 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[...]
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
SYMPOSIUM - Cautionary Tales: Climate Crisis and Indigenous Arts @ Museum of International Folk Art | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
9:00 am
Brian Adams, Kivalina, Alaska: Kivalina Sea Wall, 2007. From the series Disappearing Villages. Courtesy of the artist.Cautionary Tales: Climate Crisis & Indigenous Arts is a one-day symposium that brings Indigenous artists and advocates into conversation about[...]
Scholar Colloquium: Anti-Haitianism in Paradise: Marginalization, Stigma and Antiblackness in the Bahamas @ SAR Dobkin Boardroom & on Zoom | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:00 pm
Bertin M. Louis, Jr. Wenner-Gren Fellow Associate Professor, Anthropology University of Kentucky In his co-authored book project with Dr. Charmane Perry, Dr. Louis presents a study about the historical foundation and the contemporary realities of[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Oct 20 @ 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
Oct 27 @ 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[...]
Scholar Colloquium: Pan American City: Work and Community in Ciudad Juárez, 1945–1994 @ SAR Dobkin Boardroom & on Zoom | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:00 pm
Alberto Wilson, III Mellon Fellow Assistant Professor, History Texas Christian University Dr. Alberto Wilson explores the lives of Ciudad Juárez’s working residents during the late twentieth century with the arrival and consolidation of the maquiladora[...]
Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus @ School for Advanced Research
Nov 3 @ 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[...]
Scholar Colloquium: A Study of Jewishness and Jewish-Muslim Relations in Tunisia @ SAR Dobkin Boardroom & on Zoom | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
1:00 pm
Margaux Fitoussi Paloheimo and Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellow Ph.D. candidate, Anthropology Columbia University Building on interdisciplinary scholarship on historical memory and on belonging, Margaux Fitoussi rethinks relations between Jews and Muslims, and the ethical and[...]