Learn, Participate, Share
Dear Friends of the Coe Center,
Above all else, we value the health and well-being of our staff, visitors, and community and so with the potential increased risk and quickly changing nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), therefore the Coe Center has decided to close its space to visitors for the moment.
We will re-evaluate the situation weekly to determine when we can welcome you, our visitors, back to the Coe.
Thank you again for your on-going support, as well as for heeding the protective/preemptive advice of hand-washing, personal distancing, and any other precautions we can take as individuals. Our hearts go out to all, especially those communities being impacted most.
Wishing you all well,
Rachel de W. Wixom
President, Executive Director
Programs for All Ages
We use our collection as the catalyst for hands-on educational experiences and enrichment.
Making a Donation
You can make a difference with a tax-deductible donation. And, don’t forget us in your wills and trusts.
In partnership with First American Art Magazine, is an interactive, online discussion that brings together diverse scholars and Native artists who select artworks from the Coe’s collection to interpret and discuss. The virtual Zoom format also brings together attendees from diverse regions, and the artist can take audience questions at the end. These events are free and open to the general public.
Art, as an act of gift-giving, is central to history and the ongoing stories of creative making in communities around the globe. To emphasize the significance of the gift of art the Coe, alongside our incredible artist friends, Board Directors, and volunteers are creating a small act of “gifting”…
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What We Do
We work at the grassroots, serving as a catalyst for change that will evolve and expand through the years.
We partner with other arts groups, schools, and community organizations so we can serve more people in more ways.
We engage with artists to give full rein to their creativity, without constraints, encouraging them to engage audiences with their unique voices.
Educating Young People
We work with young people to open their eyes to their own inherent abilities and their powerful heritages. And our Hands-On Student Curators and fellows learn skills they can use throughout their lives in any endeavor.
You can volunteer, make a donation, or sponsor a community experience. And, we welcome your ideas!
“When you hold a thing you’re there in the moment, of how it was used and how it was made.”
“I revisit and bear constantly in mind the objects of my collection to gain new insights. They are not trophies but instruments of passion, with the power to unexpectedly reveal mysteries.”