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Grounded in Clay
Join Us for SAR's
Party of the Century
SAR invites you to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the Indian Arts Research Center Collections on Saturday, June 18.
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Anna Roosevelt. Photo by Michael F. Brown.
Seeking Justice: Toward a More Equitable America
Join us for a series of webinar-style discussions on the theme of social justice as assessed from multiple social, cultural, economic, and environmental perspectives.
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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.
Virtual Campus Tour
Nancy Oewn Lewis
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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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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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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Unveiling the Restored Jack Lambert Corral

Unveiling the Restored Jack Lambert Corral

If you've walked or driven past the corner of Garcia Street and Camino Corrales lately, you may have noticed something long obscured by chamisa and other hardy shrubs: a gnarly corral that is probably the oldest such feature still standing in Santa Fe. This small...

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SAR Board Member Awarded 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship

SAR Board Member Awarded 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship

Brenda Child, the Northrop Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, has been awarded a 2022 Fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Child was a Katrin Lamon Fellow at SAR in 1992-1993 and now serves on SAR's board...

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In Memoriam Nancy Owen Lewis (1945–2022)

In Memoriam Nancy Owen Lewis (1945–2022)

With great sadness, SAR notes the passing of Dr. Nancy Owen Lewis, our longtime Director of Scholar Programs, Scholar-in-Residence, and tireless advocate, tour guide, public speaker, and prolific author. Before coming to SAR, Nancy received her Ph.D. in cultural...

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Upcoming Events


May 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Literary Day Trip: Indigenous Voices and Perspectives @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
9:00 am
Literary Day Trip: Indigenous Voices and Perspectives Santa Fe Literary Festival goers are invited to extend their experience with a morning trip to the School for Advanced Research (SAR). 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $150[...]
Online Colloquium: 2021-2022 Anne Ray Interns @ Hosted Online - Register Below
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Online Colloquium: 2021-2022 Anne Ray Interns @ Hosted Online - Register Below
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE 2021-2022 Anne Ray Interns, Rachel Geiogamah and Racquel West will present on the research they have been working on while in residence at SAR and answer questions in a live[...]
A Virtual Artist Talk and Live Q&A with SAR’s 2022 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow, Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty @ Hosted Online - Register Below
6:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Juanita Growing Thunder Fogarty (Dakhóta/Nakoda), “Horse Mask”, 2008. Native-tanned leather, porcupine quills, glass beads, turkey feathers, wool cloth, brass buttons, brass rings, silk ribbon, 21 5/8″ × 29″. Photo by[...]
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Thought Forum Event: Rethinking Monuments and Memorials @ Hosted Online - Register Below
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Conversations about statues and other public monuments have become painfully contentious in recent years. This webinar considers fresh and creative approaches to preserving public memory without opening old wounds. Join[...]
Creative Thought Forum Member Conversation: Rethinking Monuments and Memorials @ Hybrid Event: Held in Person at SAR & Hosted Online - RSVP Below
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Creative Thought Forum Member Conversation: Rethinking Monuments and Memorials @ Hybrid Event: Held in Person at SAR & Hosted Online - RSVP Below
10:00 am
The day following the Creative Thought Forum event, SAR invites members to take a deeper dive into the topics discussed during a hybrid in-person/Zoom informal conversation with moderator Estevan Rael-Gálvez. Free and open to SAR members.[...]
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Trunk Show to Benefit the School for Advanced Research - Thursday @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Join Us for a Trunk Show to Benefit the School for Advanced Research Register here for your time entry slot here.  https://www.chipetatrading.com/ Native American vintage jewelry, historic Plains beadwork, blankets and pottery Don Siegel has[...]
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Trunk Show to Benefit the School for Advanced Research - Friday @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
10:00 am
Join Us for a Trunk Show to Benefit the School for Advanced Research Register here for your time entry slot here.  https://www.chipetatrading.com/ Native American vintage jewelry, historic Plains beadwork, blankets and pottery Don Siegel has[...]
Centennial Anniversary of the Indian Arts Research Center Collections: Gala Dinner and Auction @ School for Advanced Research | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
5:00 pm
Centennial Anniversary of the School for Advanced Research’s Indian Arts Research Center Collections This gala celebrates the establishment of the Pueblo Pottery Fund in 1922, and the resulting collections now permanently housed on the campus[...]

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