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Indian Arts Research Center Tours

The IARC houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000 pieces, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis, Maria Martinez, Mateo Romero, Lonnie Vigil, and many other renowned artists. Tours give visitors an up-close look and unique view of one of the world’s finest art collections.

Fridays at 2 PM (year round)
Wednesdays at 2 PM (June – September)

Cost $15, free to SAR members and Native Americans
50% discount to Santa Fe public school educators with ID
Reservations required availability subject to change
Call (505) 954-7205

Private group tours may be arranged at a cost of $20 per person. Please contact IARC at least two weeks in advance of your preferred tour date.

IARC tour gift cards are now available. For purchase information please contact the IARC at 505.954.7205 or iarc@sarsf.org.

Indian Arts Research Center Vaults, Photo by Byron Flesher

Walking History Tour of the SAR Campus

SAR Campus, “El Delirio”, the Administration Building.

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 eight-acre estate, formerly known as “El Delirio” (The Madness), is now the campus for SAR, a research center for anthropologists, archaeologists, and artists. Learn about the past and present of SAR—Exploring humanity. Understanding our world.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes so you can fully appreciate the rustic beauty of the campus and its graveled and flagstoned walkways.

SAR is pleased to offer a virtual tour of the historic campus. Learn more and register to receive a link to the online experience.

Tours may be subject to cancellation or rescheduling in case of inclement weather.

Fridays at 10 AM
Cost $15, free to SAR members
Reservations required availability subject to change
Call (505) 954-7213

Private tours may be arranged for groups of eight people or more at a cost of $20 per person. Please contact the Reception Center at least two weeks in advance of your preferred tour date.

Download the SAR Walking History Tour Map (PDF, 2 MB).

Research Visits

The SAR encourages research visits at the Indian Arts Research Center by students and scholars. SAR requires that potential researchers submit a research request a minimum of two weeks in advance. All requests must go through an approval process and is subject to staff availability.

Researchers are also encouraged to use the McElvain Library and Archives. It is advisable to make an appointment in advance to ensure that staff can accommodate research visits. For all research visits, please contact the division of interest directly.

Native American Visits

The SAR encourages Native artists and individuals to visit the Indian Arts Research Center and its collection. Every effort will be made to accommodate each request but advanced notice is required to ensure staff availability and space. In addition, the SAR has several programs geared toward Native audiences of all ages. For more information click here.

For further information about visiting SAR, or to make reservations for the tours, please contact (505) 954-7205 or info@sarsf.org.

Getting to SAR

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Download the SAR Campus Map [PDF].