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SAR Announces 2017-2018 Anne Ray Interns

Aug 1, 2017

The Indian Arts Research Center annually offers two nine-month internships to individuals who are recent college graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals who are committed to furthering their professional museum experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The Indian Arts Research Center is pleased to announce its selections for the 2017-2018 Anne Ray Native Interns:

Brenna Two Bears, Bitter Water clan, was born and raised in the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin. Fascinated by tribal museums, but also disappointed with natural history museums fumbling to include a Native portion to their Western narrative, Two Bears chose specifically to study at Whitman College, focusing most of her work on their colonialist history, and the physical historical memories that go along with that. Her last college project in spring 2017, was a presentation at the college’s undergraduate conference, accompanying an exhibit she prepared on the Maxey Museum’s role in the college’s current efforts to build relationships with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation. While working with the IARC staff, Two Bears expects her hands-on approach to Native history and representation will bring her closer to her life goal, to build a Ho-Chunk Nation tribal museum while uplifting future generations of Native artists along the way.

Samuel Villarreal Catanach, comes from Pojoaque Pueblo and recently received his MS in American Indian Studies – Indigenous Rights and Social Justice at Arizona State University. Prior to graduate school, Villarreal Catanach worked in his community in various capacities related to the preservation of his culture, language and history. His work experience at the Pueblo included systems analysis, grant program managing, historical archiving, and creating the first Pueblo of Pojoaque history and culture website. Of Villarreal Catanach’s many interests, one theme has proven to stand out above the rest – the revitalization of indigenous languages. Working with the collection at IARC and with the help and guidance of a fluent Tewa speaker, Villarreal Catanach expects to facilitate a consistent language component to the class offerings at the Poeh Cultural Center and Museum at Pojoaque Pueblo.

During their tenure, Samuel and Brenna will be dividing their time between collections, registration, education, and academic projects. They will participate in SAR’s colloquium series and work on staff projects, as well as attend a professional conference during their tenure ― September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.

Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Fri
2018
2:00 pm Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works[...]
6:00 pm President’s Circle Event: “Desig... @ New Mexico History Museum
President’s Circle Event: “Desig... @ New Mexico History Museum
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
President's Circle Event: “Designing the Future, The Future of Design: Rethinking Communities and Organizations” @ New Mexico History Museum
Reception in the lobby from 6:00-7:00 pm, followed by program from 7:00-8:00 pm. This program is by invitation only and targets local organizations concerned about designing forward thinking programs for the benefit of the future[...]
Feb
25
Sun
2018
1:00 pm “Him Old Ruins”: Edgar Lee Hewet... @ St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art
“Him Old Ruins”: Edgar Lee Hewet... @ St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
"Him Old Ruins": Edgar Lee Hewett and the Archaeology of Pueblo Painting @ St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art
Cost per person: $10 (for members and non-members) Speaker: Nancy Owen Lewis Painting, “Two Deer” by Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal), San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1932 or 1933, oil on canvas, 65 3/4 × 85 1/4 ×[...]
Feb
27
Tue
2018
3:00 pm After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Course Description: The 1100s to 1400s were a crucial time in the prehistoric American Southwest. The Chacoan world, a great power in the 1000s AD, unraveled, leaving decimated communities, violence, hunger, and refugees. Most of[...]
Feb
28
Wed
2018
3:00 pm After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Course Description: The 1100s to 1400s were a crucial time in the prehistoric American Southwest. The Chacoan world, a great power in the 1000s AD, unraveled, leaving decimated communities, violence, hunger, and refugees. Most of[...]
Mar
2
Fri
2018
2:00 pm Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) houses an outstanding collection of Native American art, including pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing, paintings, basketry, and drums. Containing more than 12,000, items, the IARC is home to works[...]
Mar
6
Tue
2018
3:00 pm After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Mar 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Course Description: The 1100s to 1400s were a crucial time in the prehistoric American Southwest. The Chacoan world, a great power in the 1000s AD, unraveled, leaving decimated communities, violence, hunger, and refugees. Most of[...]
Mar
7
Wed
2018
3:00 pm After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
After the Fall of Chaco Canyon S... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Mar 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Course Description: The 1100s to 1400s were a crucial time in the prehistoric American Southwest. The Chacoan world, a great power in the 1000s AD, unraveled, leaving decimated communities, violence, hunger, and refugees. Most of[...]