Category: Articles

At Coe, the artworks in the collection are meant to be shared and experienced as are articles written about them! We invite you to peruse through the following posts and enjoy!

The voice woven into my sister’s clothes…

The voice woven into my sister’s clothes…

Artist Unknown (Tarahumara/Raramuri), Girl’s Skirt and Blouse, 2004, Muslin with red piping, Blouse: 11.75 x 28.75 in. (29.37 x 71.87 cm), Skirt: 19 x 38 in. (47.5 x 95 cm). LA0023 A piece holds power in its history. The hands that created it wove their identity,...
Hours walking over the old village…

Hours walking over the old village…

Nampeyo (1859-1942) was a widely influential potter who lived and worked at Hopi. She is regarded today as one of the finest Hopi potters and one of the most important figures whose work is displayed in museums and collections around the world. The Coe Center is...
An Unassuming Dignity

An Unassuming Dignity

Unknown (Pomo, Mendocino and Lake Counties, California), Feathered Gift Baskets, c. 1900. Two single rod baskets are woven on a foundation of willow sticks and sewn with sedge roots. Yellow feathers are from the breast of the meadowlark, and iridescent green feathers...
“The Giant Eskimo” by James Kivetoruk Moses

“The Giant Eskimo” by James Kivetoruk Moses

James Kivetoruk Moses (Inupiaq, Seward Peninsula, Nome Region, Alaska), The Eskimo Giant, c. 1970. Pen and Ink on cardboard. Private Collection   James Kivetoruk Moses (1903-1981) was a self-taught Inupiaq painter who created profoundly perceptive narrative works...
SPRING IS FOR THE BIRDS

SPRING IS FOR THE BIRDS

Our Santa Fe springtime snowstorm arrived and departed, leaving us with sunny skies, unknown fruit blossom outcomes, and birds! In keeping with springtime thoughts, this week I thought I would concentrate on birds, so I searched our collections database and found 106...