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June 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
660 Garcia St
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Lindsay Archuleta

This salon has reached capacity.

Concluding the 2018–2019 Creative Thought Forum theme of tradition and innovation, SAR presents our Summer Salons: conversation-style discussions exploring topics of broad social concern with leading experts. Learn more about the Creative Thought Forum which invites participants into a meaningful dialogue with speakers and provides an opportunity for discussions on existing assumptions and evolving perspectives.

Salon Description

Historic Churches as Symbols and the Meanings of Restoration

Author Frank Graziano shares research on the world of New Mexico’s historic stone and adobe churches and the role these structures play in communities today. Based on interpretive ethnographic fieldwork, his work demonstrates how a few committed mayordomos (church caretakers) or entire communities rallying around restoration efforts can influence the future of culturally relevant historic locations.

Frank Graziano is John D. MacArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies, Emeritus, Connecticut College and author of Historic Churches of New Mexico Today.

Free to SAR members with priority registration given at the Chaco level and higher. If you are not a member at this level and would like to join or upgrade membership to participate, please join here. Limited to 25 people. 

This salon has reached capacity. For information about future salons or further questions please contact Meredith Davidson 505-954-7223 davidson@sarsf.org.

A field trip for SAR members to churches with Graziano and curator, Robin Gavin, will take place the day following the salon, June 27. Contact Amy Schiffer for more on the trip: schiffer@sarsf.org.

Photo: St. Patrick’s Mission Church, Otero, Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation, photo by Frank Graziano