Collections Spotlight with Meyo Maruffo

by | Apr 9, 2021 | America Meredith, Coe Collaborations, Collections Programming

Experience artist Meyo Marrufo, as she hosts COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT on April 13, 2021. Marrufo is Eastern Pomo from the Clear Lake basin. While her tribe is from Robinson Rancheria, she has lived and learned from other California tribes, including Yurok, Hupa, Maidu, and Miwok territories. 

Marrufo has learned from many gifted artists over the years, focusing on cultural arts, regalia making, and traditional foods and cooking techniques. She teaches classes in Northern California in these methods, focused on continuing this knowledge and renewing it for future generations. Her digital artwork shows examples of basket patterns, traditional dancing, and Pomo life, and is shown throughout California.

COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT, a program developed in partnership with First American Art Magazine, is an interactive, online monthly experience that brings together diverse scholars and Native artists who select artworks from the Coe’s collection to interpret and discuss. The virtual Zoom format also brings together attendees from diverse regions. Attendee questions are accepted throughout the experience via chat, and at the end, open to audio. These events are free and open to the general public. Check out past events at the Coe Center Youtube channel.

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