Venancio Aragon is the SAR 2020 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native artist fellow. If you ever meet Venancio, you will notice his friendly demeanor and willingness to chat. He is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and what I would consider an award-winning master weaver, although he describes himself as “a humble practitioner of an ancient art.” Along with being an artist, he is also an intellectual, knowledge holder, and student.
Join SAR on December 10, 2020, for a virtual program exploring the ongoing national dialogues concerning historical markers, monuments, and memory making.
In honor of Veterans Day, the Indian Arts Research Center shares the work of acclaimed Diné (Navajo) painter, Beatien Yazz.
On Saturday, September 26, 2020, 2019 Rollin and Mary Ella King artist fellow Tim Edaakie passed away. Tim was a member of the Zuni Tribal Community and a potter. Last winter, SAR had the opportunity to talk with Tim about his work. We are honored to share the interview recorded with him in tribute to this wonderful artist.
SAR Indian Arts Research Center staff members reflect on their favorite pieces from the collections. Read about the basket selected by IARC registrar Jennifer Day.
SAR Indian Arts Research Center staff members reflect on their favorite pieces from the collection. Read on about these unique earrings selected by former IARC collections manager Lisa H. Barrera.
SAR Indian Arts Research Center staff members reflect on their favorite pieces from the collection. Read on about a unique work by Iva Honyestewa, 2014 Eric and Barbara Dobkin fellow, selected by IARC Administrative Assistant, Daniel Kurnit.
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.
Paper. Spray paint. Yucca fibers. Hip-hop. Pick your medium, and there is a decent chance that IARC 2019 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native artist fellow Ian Kuali’i has at least dabbled in it.