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Indian Arts Research Center Tour at SAR

July 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Visit one of the premier collections of Southwestern Native art in the world

“Consider this an unmissable experience when visiting Santa Fe. A more powerful combination of art and spirituality may not exist anywhere in the world.” –forbes.com

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, houses “the premier collection of Pueblo pottery anywhere in the world” (forbes.com)—historic and contemporary Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works by Lucy Lewis (Acoma Pueblo), Pablita Velarde (Santa Clara Pueblo), Maria and Julian Martinez (San Ildefonso Pueblo), Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), Lonnie Vigil (Namb´e Pueblo), and many other renowned artists.

Docent-led tours of the open storage vaults give visitors a rare view into one of the world’s finest Native American art collections.

The Indian Arts Research Center is a division of the School for Advanced Research (SAR). The goal of the IARC is to bridge the divide between creativity and scholarship by supporting initiatives and projects in Native American studies, art history, and creative expression that illuminate the intersections of the social sciences, humanities, and arts. This is accomplished by providing fellowship opportunities for artists to engage in uninterrupted creativity; fostering dialogue among artists, researchers, scholars, and community members through seminars and symposia; nurturing future arts and museums professionals through experiential training; and promoting study and exploration of the IARC collection of Native American arts.

Tours typically run 75 minutes on average.

Tours are $15.00/per person.

Special Discounts

  • SAR members attend tours for free.
  • Native Americans attend tours for free.
  • Santa Fe public school educators receive a 50% discount.
  • EBT cardholders access $3.00 tickets.

Questions?: Contact Daniel Kurnit at kurnit@sarsf.org or (505) 954-7205 for more information.


  • We recommend that you arrive early to allow time to navigate the campus and arrive at the Indian Arts Research Center
  • No food or drink allowed inside the vaults
  • No photography allowed inside the vaults
  • Bags, purses, and other personal items must be checked before entering the vaults

More information here


School for Advanced Research
660 Garcia Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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