Message from the President
In order to offer our members, staff, and guests a reasonable degree of safety from the spread of COVID-19, SAR’s campus and in-person events will be closed to large groups through the summer of 2020 and probably beyond. In light of the situation, SAR has transitioned from live events to high-quality online offerings that include behind-the-scenes access to our scholars, artists, and collections.
This pivot has given us new ways to share innovative content that illuminates topics of broad public concern. Online platforms allow us to serve our longstanding members as well as a growing global audience. With challenge comes opportunity.
Although we look forward to the day when we will again be able to meet face-to-face, I hope you will join us as we pursue SAR’s important mission by electronic means.
Michael F. Brown
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Jason De León, SAR’s 2013–2014 Weatherhead fellow and a 2017 MacArthur fellow, is a professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Undocumented Migration Project, a non-profit research-art-education-media collective. I recently spoke with him to learn more about his new exhibition: Hostile Terrain 94.
Over the last few weeks, SAR Indian Arts Research Center staff members have spent some time reflecting on their favorite pieces from the collection. Here is one of the pieces that was selected by IARC collections assistant Molly Winslow.
Northern Chumash artist Leah Mata Fragua wants her art to make you stop and think about how the world is changing around you—for better or worse.
Many thanks for your continued support of SAR during this challenging time. Your contribution makes it possible for us to deliver quality content virtually that furthers our mission to explore humanity and better understand the world we live in. Never has there been a more important time to do this work. As we navigate the current environment, we welcome your input, questions, and suggestions. You can reach us at email@example.com.
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