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 and Exhibitions

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.
Periodic Exhibition
A program developed in partnership with First American Art Magazine, is an interactive, online monthly discussion that brings together diverse scholars and Native artists who select artworks from the Coe’s collection to interpret and discuss.
October 1, 2022 – May 1, 2023

A program that provides an opportunity for high school students to work hands-on with the Coe collection of over 2,500 works of Indigenous art from around the world.


First Friday Special Guests: New Mexico Wildlife Center

Friday, March 3, 2023
1-4 PM

The Coe is pleased to announce Beth Thompson from the New Mexico Wildlife Center will be presenting at the next First Friday, March 3, from 1-2 pm. Joining her are the wonderful and friendly Bull-snake, Sage, and the charismatic and stylish Western Box Turtle. Also joining will be examples of snakes and turtles found within the Coe Collection.

“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, Founder

“When you hold a thing you’re there in the moment, of how it was used and how it was made.”

—Oscar Loya, Hands-On Curatorial Student