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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

Jan
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2019
2:00 pm Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Jan 18 @ 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[...]
Jan
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6:30 pm Creative Thought Forum Lecture: ... @ James A. Little Theater
Creative Thought Forum Lecture: ... @ James A. Little Theater
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Creative Thought Forum Lecture: Chacoan Astronomy, Cosmography, Roads, and Ritual Power: Insights into the Chaco World Using New Technologies @ James A. Little Theater
Tickets for this lecture are sold-out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist or have further questions please click here to email Meredith Davidson Creative Thought Forum lectures are free for SAR[...]
Jan
25
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10:00 am Creative Thought Forum Salon: Ch... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Creative Thought Forum Salon: Ch... @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Creative Thought Forum Salon: Chacoan Astronomy, Cosmography, Roads, and Ritual Power @ Eric S. Dobkin Boardroom, SAR
The Friday following the lecture, SAR hosts an informal salon discussion with Anna Sofaer. The salon is an opportunity for a conversation-style gathering with the speaker and provides a deeper exploration of the lecture topics.[...]
2:00 pm Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Jan 25 @ 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[...]
Feb
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2019
2:00 pm Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Feb 1 @ 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[...]
Feb
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5:30 pm Book Talk: Beyond Cuban Waters w... @ Garcia Street Books
Book Talk: Beyond Cuban Waters w... @ Garcia Street Books
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Book Talk: Beyond Cuban Waters with Paul Ryer @ Garcia Street Books
What does it mean to be Cuban and how do residents of Cuba perceive the world and their role in it? Join SAR at Garcia Street Books for a reading from Beyond Cuban Waters: Africa,[...]
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8
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2019
2:00 pm Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Feb 8 @ 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[...]
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15
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2019
2:00 pm Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Tours of the Indian Arts Researc... @ Indian Arts Research Center
Feb 15 @ 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[...]