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.


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.

Cara Romero 2023 Exhibition

Dates: TBA

The Coe Center begins the new year with artist Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) in the Project Space. Cara Romero, an accomplished photographer, is using the space to produce a body of work that reflects collaboration with fellow artists, future engagement with the community, and the inclusion of carefully selected artworks from the Coe Center collection. We are delighted to see the Project Space activated by the creative energy and thoughtfulness of Cara Romero. We are also excited to see how her project unfolds in the coming months. Be sure to follow us on social media to receive the latest updates on public programming opportunities related to this project.


First Friday: Special Guest Lecture with Mateo Romero

First Friday of Each Month 1-4 pm

The Coe Center invites you to experience behind-the-scenes access to over 2,500 works of global Indigenous art. Meet the works of art, staff, and volunteers!

“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

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