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May
25
Wed
2022
Online Colloquium: 2021-2022 Anne Ray Interns @ Hosted Online - Register Below
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Online Colloquium: 2021-2022 Anne Ray Interns @ Hosted Online - Register Below

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2021-2022 Anne Ray Interns, Rachel Geiogamah and Racquel West will present on the research they have been working on while in residence at SAR and answer questions in a live Q&A.

 

Racquel West

“IARC Interns’ In-Person Exhibitions: A Digitization”

This presentation will showcase the physical exhibitions the IARC interns co-curated during their internship. Featured exhibitions include the 2021-2022 “Henate’s Birds” Bays exhibit and two Pedestal exhibits, one on Depression Era jewelry and the other on basketry from tribes with land ties to Arizona. This collaborative curation process afforded interns the opportunity to learn new skills and implement various collection management practices. The presentation also acts as a digitization of these in-person exhibitions and discusses collection access techniques used by the IARC.

Click here to learn more about Racquel West and her work at SAR.

Rachel Geiogamah

“Indigenous Collections Care”

With a specific focus on mount making, object labeling, housing, and collection reviews, this presentation will discuss Indigenous Collections Care practices that the Anne Ray Interns participated in during their time at the IARC. The IARC Collection is considered by many to be one of the most remarkable assemblages of Southwestern Indigenous art in the world, and the stewardship of this collection continues to be a primary focus of IARC activities to maintain it for future generations. By looking in-depth at the IARC’s collections care processes and their collaborative stewardship practices, this presentation will highlight the importance of collaboration in making strides to heal the colonial collection practices that museums were founded on.

Click here to learn more about Rachel Geiogamah and her work at SAR.

Jun
2
Thu
2022
Creative Thought Forum Event: Rethinking Monuments and Memorials @ Hosted Online - Register Below
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Conversations about statues and other public monuments have become painfully contentious in recent years. This webinar considers fresh and creative approaches to preserving public memory without opening old wounds.

Join moderator Estevan Rael-Gálvez  with panelists Regina Chen (MASS Design Group) and Kaitlin M. Murphy (author, Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas) for “Rethinking Monuments and Memorials,” a virtual presentation and live Q&A.

This event is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this event do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Estevan Rael-Gálvez is an anthropologist, historian, and cultural consultant who served as the Senior Vice President of Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and as the State Historian of New Mexico. He received his B.A. in English Literature and Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Cultures from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Rael-Gálvez is currently the CEO of Creative Strategies 360°, a consulting firm that supports transformative work within communities, governments, universities, and cultural-based organizations. Dr. Rael-Gálvez was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to fund Native Bound-Unbound: Archive of Indigenous Americans Enslaved, an unprecedented digital project centered on millions of Indigenous people whose lives were shaped by slavery. Additionally, Dr. Rael-Gálvez is leading several research and writing initiatives, including the Manitos Community Memory Project, also funded by the Mellon Foundation. He serves on the Board of the Santa Fe Opera, previously served on the Board of the Santa Fe Art Institute, and chaired the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee. A resident scholar at SAR from 1999 to 2000, Dr. Rael-Gálvez currently serves on the SAR Board of Directors. 

Regina Chen joined MASS Design Group in 2013. While based in the Kigali office, she led MASS’s immersion practices, helping to guide mission-driven design through community engagement and building the firm’s capacity to understand and partner with stakeholders. She moved to the Boston office in 2015 to lead a research project investigating the impact of capital projects, and developing tools to capture and share lessons learned.

Currently, Regina directs MASS’s Research and Publications arm. In this role, she guides and implements impact evaluation initiatives and oversees editorial strategy in publications and exhibitions. Regina guides MASS’s strategies in frontier markets, bringing together philanthropy, partner and project development, research, and advocacy through five subject matter-specific Design Labs. As the Principal leading the Gun Violence Memorial Project and the Restorative Justice Design Lab, she maintains a deep commitment to community engagement and diligent research in her work, and aims to help create space for truth telling, healing, and collective action. Her work helps to hold our work accountable, internally, with our communities, and with our partners. Regina studied Civil Engineering and Architecture at Princeton University and received her Master’s in Urban Planning at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Kaitlin M. Murphy is Chair and Director of Graduate Studies in the Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory graduate interdisciplinary program, Associate Professor of Hemispheric American Studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and affiliate faculty in the School of Art, the Human Rights Practice graduate program, and Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona. Murphy researches and teaches courses on art and politics, memory, civil and human rights, and building and rebuilding communities and public spaces during and after conflict.

Murphy is the author of Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas (Fordham UP), which interweaves visual and performance theory with memory and affect studies to theorize memory mapping as a visual and spatial strategy that has emerged in opposition to political discourses and visual economies that overlook certain subjects and human rights abuses. Her writing can also be found in Memory Studies, Genocide Studies and PreventionTDR: The Drama ReviewJournal of Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Journal of Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, Human Rights Review, in various anthologies, and elsewhere. She is currently co-editing the Routledge Handbook of Memory Activism. She is also currently at work on two book-length projects, the first of which is tentatively titled Future Histories: Memory, Violence, and Decolonial Reimaginings.

Murphy received her PhD in Performance Studies and MA in Visual Culture, both from New York University, and her BA in Community Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz. Murphy completed an executive education program in Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School in 2022.

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Jun
3
Fri
2022
Creative Thought Forum Member Conversation: Rethinking Monuments and Memorials @ Hybrid Event: Held in Person at SAR & Hosted Online - RSVP Below
Jun 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The day following the Creative Thought Forum event, SAR invites members to take a deeper dive into the topics discussed during a hybrid in-person/Zoom informal conversation with moderator Estevan Rael-Gálvez. Free and open to SAR members. Limited to the first 10 in-person and first 50 online registrants. RSVP to Amy Schiffer, schiffer@sarsf.org 

In-person participants are invited to arrive at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and tea before the discussion.

Masking is required for all in-person attendees for the safety of guests and SAR staff.

 

Estevan Rael-Gálvez is an anthropologist, historian, and cultural consultant who served as the Senior Vice President of Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, and as the State Historian of New Mexico. He received his B.A. in English Literature and Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Cultures from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Rael-Gálvez is currently the CEO of Creative Strategies 360°, a consulting firm that supports transformative work within communities, governments, universities, and cultural-based organizations. Dr. Rael-Gálvez was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to fund Native Bound-Unbound: Archive of Indigenous Americans Enslaved, an unprecedented digital project centered on millions of Indigenous people whose lives were shaped by slavery. Additionally, Dr. Rael-Gálvez is leading several research and writing initiatives, including the Manitos Community Memory Project, also funded by the Mellon Foundation. He serves on the Board of the Santa Fe Opera, previously served on the Board of the Santa Fe Art Institute, and chaired the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee. A resident scholar at SAR from 1999 to 2000, Dr. Rael-Gálvez currently serves on the SAR Board of Directors. 

 

This event has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this event do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

CTF Sponsors Updated 3.30.22

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