President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour
“The Impact of COVID-19 on the Pueblos” with Governor Brian Vallo
As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy Hour with President Michael F. Brown and Governor Brian Vallo for a conversation, “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Pueblos.” Governor Vallo will discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the Pueblos and on Acoma Pueblo specifically, how the Pueblos are struggling with the challenges around the virus, and Vallo’s role as governor of Acoma Pueblo.
This event is free and open to members of the Board of Directors, Founders’ Society, and President’s Circle. Please RSVP to Lindsay Archuleta at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you the instructions to join via Zoom. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.
Brian Vallo has been the governor of Acoma Pueblo since January 2019. Before, he served as the director of the IARC at SAR for four years. As the IARC director, Vallo led a significant and nationally-recognized initiative on proper stewardship of Native American collections by spearheading the development and 2016 publication of a protocol for how source communities and collecting institutions can work together, known as the Guidelines for Collaboration. Vallo advised museum curators and exhibition-design teams on the implementation of the Guidelines, including recent work with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Field Museum in Chicago. Under his guidance, the IARC collections grew to over 12,000 works of primarily Southwestern Native American art that span the sixth century to the present and SAR’s Native American artist fellowship program continued to thrive. In his new role as the Governor of Acoma Pueblo, Vallo continues to be influential in the emerging dialogue concerning source communities and collecting institutions.