SANTA FE ― The School for Advanced Research (SAR) continues its Santa Fe’s Colorful Legacy series with a panel discussion on Pueblo Textiles and Embroideries from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the St. Francis Auditorium, 107 West Palace Avenue at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Brian Vallo, director of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center (IARC), and a panel of former SAR Native American Artist Fellows explore the history and evolution of textile arts in Pueblo communities. The panel includes: Louie Garcia from the Prio Manso Tiwa tribe of Guadalupe Pueblo in Las Cruces, known for revitalizing historic pueblo weaving techniques; Ramona Sakiestewa, a Hopi artist who lives and works in Santa Fe and is known for tapestries and architectural public art installations; and Isabel Gonzales of Jemez Pueblo credited for reintroducing historic pueblo embroidery on both traditional and non-traditional textiles.
The panelists will discuss how the collection, the SAR fellowship, and access to the IARC collections have advanced their careers as artists and as keepers of traditional knowledge associated with the textile tradition.
Following the lecture, SAR will offer a tour of the IARC where visitors will be able to see signature and rarely seen Pueblo textiles from the collection. Each tour can accommodate 30 people. The IARC’s collections include nearly 12,000 works of Southwestern Native American art, including pottery, textiles, basketry, jewelry, and carvings.
The series concludes Oct. 7, 2018 with an event welcoming visitors on tours through the former residences of four pioneering artists who helped shape Southwestern art during the early 1900s: Jozef Bakos, Gustave Baumann, Randall Davey, and Olive Rush. The home tours are presented in partnership with the Historic Santa Fe Foundation. All homes are located on or near Canyon Road.
The Santa Fe’s Colorful Legacy series is a partnership with the New Mexico Museum of Art in honor of its centennial celebration, SAR’s 110th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at SAR. Funding for this program is provided in part by a grant from the New Mexico Humanities Council. For more information about the series or any specific talk, contact Meredith Davidson at the School for Advanced Research at 505.954.7223 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://sarweb.org/public-talks/
About the School for Advanced Research (SAR)
Founded in 1907, the School for Advanced Research supports innovative research and public education through seminars, lectures, and residential fellowships focused on the historically informed study of human societies; promotes indigenous creativity through artist residencies; and stewards one of the world’s finest research collections of Southwest Native American art. Visitors are welcome to tour the School’s historic campus in Santa Fe. Additional information on the work of our resident scholars and Native American artists is available on the SAR website, www.sarweb.org, facebook.com/schoolforadvancedresearch.org/and Twitter @schadvresearch.
About The New Mexico Museum of Art
The New Mexico Museum of Art, is the oldest art museum in the state of New Mexico. For 100 years, the New Mexico Museum of Art has served a catalyst and showcase for creativity and the enjoyment of art. Within the museum and through its outreach activities, artists, learners and community members are empowered to think critically and see a multiplicity of meanings. For more information, visit http://nmartmuseum.org.