Select Page
January 30, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hosted online
Lindsay Archuleta

President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour

“Shared Histories: Exploring Connections between Collections at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and SAR” with SAR Senior Scholar Bruce Bernstein

Image above: IAF 121. Jar, c.1916. Crescencio and Maximilana Martinez (1879–1917 and 1885–1955). San Ildefonso Pueblo.

As members of the President’s Circle and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy Hour with President Michael F. Brown and SAR Senor Scholar Bruce Bernstein.

Bruce will explore the overlapping histories of SAR and the Museum of New Mexico, including the shared history of SAR’s Indian Arts Fund (IAF) collection. He will also discuss the history of collecting in Santa Fe and reflections of that history’s major players.

This event is free and open to members of the President’s Circle and Legacy Circle. Please RSVP to Lindsay Archuleta at archuleta@sarsf.org and she will send you the instructions to join via Zoom. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today. 

Photo courtesy of Bruce Bernstein.

Bruce Bernstein, Ph.D., currently serves as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Pueblo of Pojoaque. As an SAR senior scholar, his research and writing is focusing on a history of the Indian Arts Fund and an exhibition and publication about the first Pueblo painters exhibition. Both projects are in partnership with community members, focused on expanding and illuminating these art forms and organizations by bringing change by asserting Indigenous intellect and sensibilities. His research proposal describes the project as follows: “The work is intended to disassemble and rebuild new Pueblo art histories paradigms through consideration of a broad range of Santa Fe and other institutions resources and, importantly, continuing work with Pueblo partners. While the Indian Arts Fund is an interesting story in itself, it is also the 20th and 21st century story of Santa Fe and Southwest anthropology, institution building and Native communities, and the relationship of anthropology and Native peoples, and therefore the history of our discipline and the pervasive power of anthropological ideas and constructs on American society as evidenced in the re-creation of Pueblo culture as an antidote for our post-industrial world.”  Bruce has served as executive director of SWAIA and MIAC and held the position of director of research and collections at NMAI for a decade.




Pin It on Pinterest

Share this

Share this post with your friends!