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On July 31 this year Grounded in Clay: The Spirit of Pueblo Pottery opened in Santa Fe at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. The exhibition, curated by the Pueblo Pottery Collective and organized by the School for Advanced Research and the Vilcek Foundation, has received widespread notice. Here are some highlights from the press:

New Mexico Magazine, August 2022 (at top and above)


“Here in the collections vault at the Indian Arts Research Center, in Santa Fe, a centuries-old water jar tells its many tales to a contemporary pot, which is still formulating one of its own.” -Kate Nelson, New Mexico Magazine, August 2022

“The approach of community curation for the show allowed Native Americans to show the complexities of the Pueblo history and contemporary artwork through their own eyes, voices and visions.”  –Art & Antiques Magazine, Summer 2022




Native American Art Magazine, issue 39

“Exhibitions like this are really pushing the needle forward within the field and changing the way that Native art is presented within these spaces. Through this diverse collective of Native voices, we can see what is possible within these institutions when it comes to representing Native communities in a more honest, positive, and accurate way.” -Felicia Garcia, Native American Art Magazine, issue 39

About SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center:

“Consider this an unmissable experience when visiting Santa Fe. A more powerful combination of art and spirituality may not exist anywhere in the world.” -Chadd Scott, forbes.com, August 26, 2022