Category: Staff

Get to know the staff of the Coe Center

Rachel de W. Wixom, President, Executive Director

Rachel de W. Wixom has worked in the art industry for over thirty years. In 1989, she began at the international art publisher teNeues Publishing Company in their New York City office. She was responsible for licensing and overseeing the editorial and production...

Bess Murphy, Ph.D., Creative Director, Curator

Bess Murphy, Ph.D., Curator Bess Murphy is the Creative Director, Curator at the Coe Center for the Arts where she works with leading Native artists, community members, and students to develop meaningful and creative programs and exhibitions. At the Coe, she has...

Samantha Tracy, Collections Manager

Samantha Tracy (Diné), Collections Manager Samantha Tracy is Diné from Fort Defiance, Arizona, and is a recent graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), where she received a BFA in Museum Studies. Samantha was a 2018-2019 Anne Ray Intern for the School...