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Online Exhibitions

Our online exhibitions give visitors a peek into our collections and associated materials through topics related to the School for Advanced Research’s mission.

Note: With our November 2017 website update, these web galleries are being converted. Bear with us as we bring them online again.

Bursts of Light

Contemporary Glass at the Indian Arts Research Center

Among the many cultural artworks cared for by the Indian Arts Research Center is a growing collection of glass art. We are proud to introduce this collection and celebrate the artists who express their diverse cultural heritages in hot glass, carved glass, and glass beadwork.

View Bursts of Light here >

Pueblo embroidery today is the most viable and commonly practiced of all the Pueblo textile traditions, which date back more than a thousand years. Follow the history of this ancient technique through the present.

View We Dance With Them here >

San Felipe potters Daryl Candelaria, Gerren Candelaria, Hubert Candelario, Ray Garcia, Joseph Latoma, Geraldine Lovato, and Ricardo Ortiz gathered at the IARC several times to discuss the past, present, and future of pottery-making in their community. During these meetings, the potters grappled with various issues such as how to define pottery from San Felipe and what it means to be a potter from the Pueblo.

View Evolution in Clay here >

Familiar Webs

An Exploration of Collecting Practices at the Indian Arts Research Center and Beyond

Many factors influenced how Native American cultural materials have been collected in the last century. This exhibit explores the history of collecting, by both individuals and institutions, and examines changes in contemporary practice.

Trading Concepts

Re-Visions of Southwest Artistic Heritage

Trade and adaptation are universal concepts that have helped communities all over the world survive and grow throughout history. This exhibit focuses on these concepts and how it relates to the Southwestern United States.

Indians 4 Sale

Using Culture as a Commodity

Native American participation in the tourist industry extends over 100 years. This exhibit introduces you to two different regions of Native America and provides an overview of the ways in which various tribes capitalized on or were affected by tourist presence.


The Human Body in Ancient Mayan Art

Winklil is the Yucatec Maya word for body. For this exhibit, winklil will be used to reference the human body and will be a means of exploring the rich and complex world of Mayan art.

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