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INTO HOSTILE TERRAIN
'Beyond Borders' opens in July
A powerful new art installation and events series examines the global refugee crisis and U.S. immigration policy.
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BEHIND THE SCENES WITH LEADING NATIVE ARTISTS

Ever wonder what kind of equipment, materials, techniques, and space artists use to create their work? SAR’s new live series on Instagram takes you into the studio with leading Native artists to find out this and more.
Frances Levine
WOMEN OF THE
SANTA FE TRAIL
SHAPING THE AMERICAN FRONTIER
As men were pulled toward the promise of the American frontier, the women who accompanied them helped shape a nation. On July 28, Frances Levine tells their story.
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THE ACOMA COLLECTION
See Hundreds of Native Artworks Online
Following years of collaboration with the Acoma Pueblo, SAR’s eMuseum now features 449 works of pottery, textiles, jewelry and paintings from the Acoma Pueblo.
Acoma dough bowl, unknown artist, 1800-1820, clay, paints, cat. no. IAF.1028. Photo by Addison Doty.
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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.


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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 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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Bearing Witness and Raising Awareness: A Conversation with Jason De León

Bearing Witness and Raising Awareness: A Conversation with Jason De León

Jason De León, SAR’s 2013–2014 Weatherhead fellow and a 2017 MacArthur fellow, is a professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a non-profit research-art-education-media collective. I recently spoke with him to learn more about his new exhibition: Hostile Terrain 94.

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SAR Fellows Pivot from Couture to Face Masks

SAR Fellows Pivot from Couture to Face Masks

Face masks are now required in many public spaces around the country. “These are things we never thought would become a fashion necessity,” says Dorothy Grant (Haida), one of two recent SAR fellows who are uniquely positioned to help fulfill our new need for face coverings.

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From SAR Press: Elites

From SAR Press: Elites

Almost every week brings an announcement related to the growth of open access in scholarly publishing: new studies, partnerships, and innovations. Over the past six months or so, I have begun my own experiment with open access at SAR Press and chosen one of our classic Advanced Seminar volumes to make openly available on the website: Elites, edited by George Marcus and published in 1983.

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Upcoming Events


President's Circle Virtual Happy Hour with Nancy Owen Lewis: New Mexico in the Time of Influenza @ Hosted online | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
5:00 pm
President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour New Mexico in the Time of Influenza: A Conversation with Nancy Owen Lewis As members of the President’s Circle and Founders’ Society, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual[...]
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Mikayla Patton @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
2020 Dubin Fellow Mikayla Patton. Photo courtesy of the artist SAR Artists Live with multimedia artist Mikayla Patton will take place Tuesday, July 7 at  6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of[...]
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Marla Allison @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
2010 Dobkin Fellow Marla Allison in the Dubin Studio.SAR Artists Live with Laguna Pueblo painter Marla Allison will take place Tuesday, July 14 at  6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s[...]
Jul 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beyond Borders: Hostile Terrain 94 Virtual Exhibit Opening @ Hosted online | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
5:00 pm
Beginning in the summer of 2020, the School of Advanced Research (SAR), in collaboration with SITE Santa Fe and Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA), presents Beyond Borders, a series of installations and events[...]
Beyond Borders - MacArthur Fellows in Conversation: Jason De León and Steven Feld @ Hosted online | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
3:00 pm
Beginning in the summer of 2020, the School of Advanced Research (SAR), in collaboration with SITE Santa Fe and Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA), presents Beyond Borders, a series of installations and events[...]
POSTPONED to 2021: COLLECTIONS OF DISTINCTION at the home of Janis Lyon, in memory of Dennis Lyon @ at the home of Janis Lyon
5:30 pm
COLLECTIONS OF DISTINCTION Image above: Painting by Fritz Scholder, courtesy of Janis Lyon. at the home of Janis Lyon, in memory of Dennis Lyon Date: Postponed to 2021 Admission: $75 per person, includes drinks and hors[...]
Online Salon with Frances Levine - "Shaping the American Frontier: Women of the Santa Fe Trail" @ Hosted online
2:00 pm
“Shaping the American Frontier: Women of the Santa Fe Trail” with Dr. Frances Levine Tuesday, July 28 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (MDT)  The School for Advanced Research, in partnership with the Santa Fe Historic Foundation, is[...]
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Lomayumtewa K. Ishii @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
Lomayumtewa Ishii SAR Artists Live with multimedia artist Lomayumtewa K. Ishii will take place Monday, July 28 at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2016 Rollin and Mary Ella King[...]
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Nanibaa Beck @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
Nanibaa Beck SAR Artists Live with Navajo metalsmith Nanibaa Beck will take place Monday, August 3 at  6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2018 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native artist fellow.[...]
Livestream Artist Talk with Mikayla Patton @ Hosted online at sarsf.info/youtube
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Livestream Artist Talk with Mikayla Patton @ Hosted online at sarsf.info/youtube
5:30 pm
Oglala Lakota artist Mikayla Patton, is an early career artist who utilizes her passion and skills as both a papermaker and printmaker to collage Lakota line designs and symbols as a way to continue traditional[...]

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