Art that Engages

Our collection of over 2,500 objects from around the world will engage you through hands-on experiences. This enables deeper appreciation of the value of cultures all over the world…because the more we know about one other, the more we can work together for the common good.

Current Programs, Exhibitions, and Collaborations

First Fridays at the Coe

Every Friday
1-4 PM

Join us for an extraordinary afternoon of art, culture, and community at the Coe Center’s renowned First Friday event!

Located at the heart of the city, the Coe Center is a vibrant hub for artistic expression, showcasing a diverse range of contemporary artworks and engaging exhibitions. Immerse yourself in a captivating world of creativity as you explore thought-provoking installations, stunning paintings, intricate sculptures, and much more.

Whether you’re an art aficionado or simply curious to discover new perspectives, this monthly gathering promises a delightful experience for all. Be inspired, be captivated, and be a part of this extraordinary celebration of artistic expression.

“in the woods, is perpetual youth”

May 12 – July 10

The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts Hands-On Curatorial Program is in the midst of its ninth year
of working in collaboration with high school students across Santa Fe. This year’s curators are Evangeline (Eva)
Miranda, Gabe Castillo, Toby Servoss, and Net De La Riva from New Mexico School for the Arts and Himaja
Sunkara from Santa Fe High School.

The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts Hands-On Curatorial Program student exhibition, “in the woods, is perpetual
youth”, opened May 12, 2023, and closes on July 10, 2023.


e2023 IAIA MFA Studio Arts Thesis: Beyond Mastery

Hosted in the Project Space
Open daily 10-4 pm

View the incredible works by the first graduating cohort of the new Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts (MFASA) Program. For more information please contact Mario Caro, PhD, Director at (505) 428-5929


Conversations of Ourselves

Living Exhibition

He spent the first half of his life as a subsistence hunter, but after a debilitating airplane crash in 1953 left him unable to continue hunting, Kivetoruk Moses embarked on a second life as an artist.