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With your support we can continue to deliver exciting programs that advance innovative thought and creativity in the social sciences, humanities, and Native American Arts.
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SPECIAL INDIAN MARKET SERIES

SAR’s Artists Live series, in partnership with Native American Art Magazine, takes you behind the scenes and into the studio with ten Native artists featured on the Santa Fe Indian Market’s new ecommerce platform.
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PRESENTING NEW PERSPECTIVES
2020 RESIDENT SCHOLARS
Join SAR online throughout the fall for dynamic presentations by our incoming fellows.

PROGRAMS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 23

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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.
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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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SAR Remembers Sally Merry

SAR Remembers Sally Merry

The School for Advanced Research and the profession of anthropology mourn the passing on September 8 of Sally Engle Merry, who at the time of her death was the Silver Professor of Anthropology at New York University. Prior to her NYU appointment, she served on the faculty of Wellesley College for many years.

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Industrializing Animal Life and Death: A Conversation with Alex Blanchette

Industrializing Animal Life and Death: A Conversation with Alex Blanchette

Alex Blanchette was SAR’s 2012–2013 Weatherhead resident scholar, co-organizer of the 2016 Advanced Seminar “How Nature Works,” and co-editor of How Nature Works: Rethinking Labor on a Troubled Planet, published by SAR Press in 2019. SAR recently spoke with him about his new book and the effects of COVID-19 on the meatpacking industry.

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SAR Welcomes 2020–2021 Resident Scholars

SAR Welcomes 2020–2021 Resident Scholars

We are pleased to announce SAR’s 2020–2021 resident scholars. Fellows develop their work on our unique campus, which provides a combination of solitude, freedom from institutional responsibilities, and lively exchange of ideas.

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SAR Mourns the Passing of Daniel T. “Bud” Kelly, Jr.

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) joins the community in mourning the loss of longtime friend, supporter, SAR board member (1969–1989) and former board chair Daniel T. “Bud” Kelly, Jr., who passed away on August 18, 2020, at the age of ninety-nine. Bud was directly involved in the evolution of SAR during some of its most transformative years.

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Upcoming Events


Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Randy Chitto @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
2006 Dubin Fellow, Randy Chitto SAR Artists Live with clay artist Randy Chitto (Mississippi band of Choctaw) will take place Monday, September 21 at  6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s[...]
Online Salon: Voices of the Clay @ Hosted online. Register below.
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Online Salon: Voices of the Clay @ Hosted online. Register below.
2:00 pm
REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE Join Bruce Bernstein, Erik Fender, and Russell Sanchez for a conversation and home studio visits to learn about pottery making and pottery history. The three presenters have been working together[...]
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
REGISTER HERE Scott Ortman is Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, and SAR’s 2020 Weatherhead fellow. For the past six years, Ortman has had the honor to partner with the Pueblo of[...]
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
SAR Artists Live on Instagram with Jason Garcia @ SAR's Instagram page
6:00 pm
Jason Garcia. Photo by Dakota Mase, courtesy Jason Garcia SAR Artists Live with clay artist and printmaker Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo) will take place Monday, September 28 at  6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and[...]
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SAR In-Depth - Reliving the Revolution with Dr. Rush @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE HERE The fall 2020 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways to engage with leading scholars[...]
2:00 pm
REGISTER HERE Alina R. Méndez is Assistant Professor, American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington, and SAR’s 2020 Mellon fellow.   The Bracero Program, a binational labor agreement between Mexico and the United States, placed approximately two million[...]
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SAR In-Depth - Reliving the Revolution with Dr. Rush @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE HERE The fall 2020 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways to engage with leading scholars[...]
President's Circle Virtual Happy Hour with Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo: Why has COVID-19 disproportionately affected Latino communities? @ Hosted online | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
5:00 pm
President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour “Why has COVID-19 disproportionately affected Latino Communities” with Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy[...]
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
SAR In-Depth - Reliving the Revolution with Dr. Rush @ Hosted online. Register below.
10:00 am
REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE HERE The fall 2020 SAR In-Depth courses are all taught online so participants can join from anywhere. These courses offer one of the most unique ways to engage with leading scholars[...]
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2:00 pm
REGISTER HERE Robert Caldwell is Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, SOWELA Technical Community College, and SAR’s 2020 Katrin H. Lamon fellow. Maps of American Indian homelands, languages, and culture elements have profoundly shaped[...]

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