Non-Profit Santa Fe Arts organization

Art that engages

Our collection of over 2,300 objects from around the world will engage you through hands-on experiences.

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How you can visit…

Above all else, we at the Coe Center value the health and well-being of our staff, visitors, and community and so with the potential risk and ever-changing nature of COVID, the Coe Center remains cautious.

Currently, we are accepting pre-scheduled visits of 1-2 people.

Due to the most recent COVID spike, we have temporarily paused our First Friday program, where we are open to visitors on the first Fridays of each month, 1-4 pm.
Space is limited and so preregistration is requested.

• Masks are required at all times
unless when eating or drinking when outside the buildings

• Proof of vaccination is required.
A copy, scan, or picture of your card with I.D. is accepted. If you are under 12 and do not have a card, please make sure to wear your mask.

• A clinically verified negative COVID test with I.D. can replace a vaccination card, so long as your PCR test is less than three days old or your rapid test is less than six hours old and taken at a designated rapid test facility. We do not accept over-the-counter- rapid tests.
Find a PCR testing facility near you here.
Find a rapid testing facility near you here.

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.

Collections Spotlight


The next COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT is hosted by Mary Young Bear, January 25 at 3 PM MT.
It’s free!

In partnership with First American Art Magazine, COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT is an interactive, free monthly 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 brings together attendees from diverse regions with the artist taking audience questions at the end.

The Virtual Coe Eletter

We can be together by being apart via The Virtual Coe. Check out the most recent issue now!

Conversations of Ourselves: An Indigenous survey of James Kivetoruk Moses

an intimate selection of works by mid-century artist James Kivetoruk Moses (Inupiaq). The works are a selection of pieces to be included in the online exhibition Conversations of Ourselves: An Indigenous survey of James Kivetoruk Moses, representing Kiverotuk Moses’ influence as both a documenter and creator of images of Inupiaq life. The online exhibition will be up by the end of February 2022.

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What We Do

Grassroots Organizing

We work at the grassroots, serving as a catalyst for change that will evolve and expand through the years.

Community Partners

We partner with other arts groups, schools, and community organizations so we can serve more people in more ways.

Supporting Artists

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.

Get Involved

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.”

Oscar Loya

Student Curator

“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.”

Ralph T. Coe


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