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Writer Gordon Lee Johnson Blends Modern Life with Cultural Tradition

Writer Gordon Lee Johnson Blends Modern Life with Cultural Tradition

Gordon Lee Johnson writes primarily to tell the stories of today’s California Indian, but he is also interested in addressing the universal human condition. Johnson was SAR’s 2017 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence and was recently featured in a Los Angeles Times article on California Native American artists and the struggle to preserve their culture in the modern world.

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LiDAR and 3D modeling Reveal Untold Stories of Chaco Canyon

LiDAR and 3D modeling Reveal Untold Stories of Chaco Canyon

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to share exciting new developments on one of North America’s most influential archeological sites in the next Creative Thought Forum lecture. Anna Sofaer and her collaborators at the Solstice Project, Richard Friedman and Robert Weiner, present Chacoan Astronomy, Cosmography, Roads, and Ritual Power: Insights into the Chaco World Using New Technologies, Thursday, January 24, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the James A. Little Theater, Santa Fe.

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SAR Remembers Betty M. Vortman

SAR Remembers Betty M. Vortman

The School for Advanced Research joins the community in mourning the loss of Betty Vortman. Michael F. Brown, SAR President, notes, “Betty and her late husband, Luke, were tremendous supporters of SAR throughout their lifetimes. She was steadfast in her dedication to...

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Director of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center Collaborates with Field Museum of Chicago on Native North American Hall Revamp

Director of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center Collaborates with Field Museum of Chicago on Native North American Hall Revamp

SAR is honored to announce that its Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) director Brian Vallo will play an integral role as a community partner in plans to renovate and reimagine the Native North American Hall at the iconic Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Alaka Wali, the museum’s curator of North American anthropology explains in a recent announcement, “It’s not just a new exhibition—it represents a whole new way of thinking.” The revised approach involves working with community partners who will be advisors in the development of the exhibit.

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SAR 2018-2019 Resident Scholars and Fall Colloquia

SAR is pleased to welcome six new resident scholars to our campus for nine months of research, writing, and discussion. Exploring topics that range from folk-border saints to artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled speech analysis technologies, this year's scholars are...

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Author Christine Mather speaks on Pueblo Revival Architecture

Author Christine Mather speaks on Pueblo Revival Architecture

Continuing Santa Fe’s Colorful Legacy lecture series, local author and architectural historian Christine Mather will present on Pueblo Revival architecture on Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at the St. Francis Auditorium, 107 West Palace Avenue at the New...

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SAR Announces 2018-19 Native Artist Fellows

SAR Announces 2018-19 Native Artist Fellows

SAR is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 cycle of artists-in-residence. Each year the Indian Arts Research Center offers three fellowships to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. These fellowships give artists time to explore new avenues of...

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Bringing Native Art to Underserved Students

Bringing Native Art to Underserved Students

The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) is proud to participate in the 21st Century Community Center grant initiative led by Santa Fe (SFPS) and Espanola (EPS) Public Schools to bring quality extended learning opportunities to afterschool programs for underserved...

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SAR Fellow Deana Dartt Presents at College Arts Association Meeting

SAR Fellow Deana Dartt Presents at College Arts Association Meeting

Dr. Deana Dartt, Anne Ray Scholar 2017-2018, will be presenting and discussing “Mapping the Camino Indigenous: Reclaiming the Road on our Terms” on February 21, 2018 at the College Art Association’s annual conference in Los Angeles. Two other former Resident Scholars, Nancy Marie Mithlo and Amy Lonetree will join her on stage for the session on Visualizing Genocide: Retelling Native American Survival Through Art.

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Trailblazers and Boundary Breakers: Honoring Native Women in Art

Dedicated to the many accomplishments of 1988-1989 Katrin A. Lamon Artist Fellow and 2000 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow Nora Naranjo Morse, the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce its 2018 Speaker Series. Trailblazers and Boundary Breakers: Honoring Women in Native Art, a series of four events, examines the indelible impact and often-untold stories of Native American women in art. Through lecture and discussion, speakers will share their knowledge and experience in these topics.

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New York Times Article on Genízaros Cites Scholars Associated with SAR

New York Times Article on Genízaros Cites Scholars Associated with SAR

An article in the January 28 issue of the New York Times discusses the complex history of slavery in New Mexico and emerging scholarship on Genízaros, quoting several scholars connected to SAR, including Gregorio Gonzáles, Katrin Lamon Resident Scholar in 2016-2017, and Moisés Gonzáles, a UNM professor who participated in a seminar on Genízaro history and culture held at SAR in May 2016.

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SAR Mourns the Passing of Eugene V. Thaw (1927-2018)

SAR is saddened to announce the passing of Eugene (Gene) Thaw on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He died at his home in Cherry Valley, New York, at the age of 90. As a passionate supporter and collector of Native American arts, Thaw had been a generous donor to SAR since his first gift in 1991.

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