Category: Hands-On Curatorial Program

Education for Student Curators

The Hands-On Curatorial Program provides an opportunity for high school students to work hands-on with the Coe collection of over 2,300 works of Indigenous art from around the world. Through museum visits and weekly sessions, the curators learn how to create their own exhibition from the Coe collection. They select objects, do research, write wall and catalog text, write press releases, design exhibition layout and graphics, and interact with our visitors…all skills which prepare them to succeed in any endeavor, from creating art to creating a business.

If you, or somebody you know, is interested in participating, please contact Bess Murphy at bmurphy@coeartscenter.org.

2023 Hands-On Curatorial Program

2023 Hands-On Curatorial Program

2023 – Why and How Do Animals Matter In Our Lives? Hello friends of the Coe Center! My name is Lillia McEnaney. I come to the Coe Center after living and working in Santa Fe for almost five years. I am thrilled to join the organization as the director of the...
2021 Hands-On Curatorial Program

2021 Hands-On Curatorial Program

Goodbye, I Loved You. Goodbye, You Sucked   The 2021 Hands-On Student Curatorial Program looked a little different for our 2021 curators. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we were working on a smaller, though no less impactful, scale. Despite being...
2020 Hands-On Curatorial Program

2020 Hands-On Curatorial Program

(I’m Nostalgic for) Memories I’ve Never Lived Before   The Hands-On Curatorial Program provides an opportunity for high school students to work hands-on with the Coe collection of over 2,300 works of Indigenous art from around the world. Through museum visits and...
2018 Hands-On Curatorial Program

2018 Hands-On Curatorial Program

Eye Opener In its fourth year, the Hands-On Curatorial Program at the Coe Center included high school students from the Academy of Technology and the Classics (ATC) and the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS). Returning students Gailene Morgan (Meskwaki Nation & Tesuque...