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Three SAR Alumni in the National News

Three SAR Alumni in the National News

Both Ned Blackhawk (Katrin Lamon Fellow, 1996-1997; SAR Board of Directors 2017-2023) and Tiya Miles (SAR Fellow, 2007-2008) have been named 2024 Guggenheim Fellows. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards these fellowships annually to “exceptional individuals in pursuit of scholarship in any field of knowledge and creation in any art form, under the freest possible conditions.”

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SAR Welcomes New Board Directors

SAR Welcomes New Board Directors

Over the past six months, the School for Advanced Research (SAR) Board of Directors appointed eight new Board and Advisory Board members. They bring experience in scholarship, language, marketing, development, social change programs, art history, writing and...

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N. Scott Momaday, 1934–2024

N. Scott Momaday, 1934–2024

Navarre Scott Momaday, the nation's most celebrated Native American writer, died at his home in Santa Fe on January 24. He was 89. Momaday, a member of the Kiowa Tribe, is remembered at SAR for his long service to this institution: as a Katrin Lamon Resident Scholar,...

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2024: A Look Ahead

2024: A Look Ahead

New Year's festivities inevitably include reviews of the year that's winding down. For SAR's first blog post of 2024, I prefer to pivot toward the near future. Although some details have yet to fall into place, I’m pleased to identify highlights of our programming for...

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Grounded in Clay Reception at The Met, New York

Grounded in Clay Reception at The Met, New York

Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery Reception at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, October 10, 2023. All photos courtesy of The Met. Credit: Paula Lobo.New Mexico proud! Members of the Pueblo Pottery Collective and their families, as well as SAR staff and...

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SAR Produces Podcasts

SAR Produces Podcasts

The School for Advanced Research is now producing podcasts starting with stories from Grounded in Clay curators. The Grounded in Clay Podcast has launched on the PodBean platform. Episodes, which are free to stream or download, are available there and on Apple...

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Inaugural Humanities Festival Raises a New Profile for SAR

Inaugural Humanities Festival Raises a New Profile for SAR

The Santa Fe New Mexican noted SAR’s “broader and more vigorous approach” to programming when SAR launched its new Humanities Festival in September. The Humanities Festival: American Identities was a micro-festival illuminating diverse American experiences through lectures, music, film, and discussion. A special SAR hallmark of these events was the moderated community conversations hosted by SAR President Michael F. Brown.

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Saluting Kindness in the World

Saluting Kindness in the World

About eighteen minutes outside of Gallup on the first day of SAR’s recent field trip to Canyon de Chelly, our luxury coach bus glided gracefully to the shoulder of Highway 264 and then proceeded to power down. None of the attempted ministrations could coax it back to life. The diagnosis of a faulty fuse didn’t come until later, but it was clear the vehicle was going nowhere.

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