Cost per person: $10 (for members and non-members)
Speaker: Nancy Owen Lewis
Archaeologist Edgar Lee Hewett had a profound impact on art as it developed in New Mexico and beyond. During the early 1900s, he established a school and two major museums in Santa Fe, today known as the School for Advanced Research, the Museum of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Museum of Art. In addition to training the first generation of southwestern archaeologists, he provided jobs and studio space for Santa Fe’s first resident artists and played a key role in the development of Pueblo painting. He provided support for young Pueblo artists such as Fred Kabotie, and hosted the world’s first exhibition of Pueblo watercolor painting. His role in establishing the Southwest Indian Fair, precursor to today’s Santa Fe Indian Market, will be discussed, and the artists’ relationship with Hewett will be examined.
Presentations and panel discussions will take place at St. Francis Auditorium at 107 West Palace Ave. at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Special tours of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center’s collections of nearly 12,000 items of Southwestern Native American art, including pottery, textiles, basketry, jewelry, carvings and more, will be available for the first 30 registrants. To register for these special tours, click here. Fee for non-members is $15; free to members. To join SAR, click here. For more information on these special tours and other tours, please call or email Daniel Kurnit at 505-954-7272 or at email@example.com
This program is presented in partnership with the New Mexico Museum of Art in honor of their centennial celebration, SAR’s 110th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at SAR.
Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council.