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!

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...
Spotlight on Spotlight

Spotlight on Spotlight

Spotlight on SPOTLIGHT Bess Murphy, curator It has been almost a year since America Meredith of First American Art Magazine reached out to us to create a virtual program in response to the COVID-19 shutdowns across the country. The Coe prides itself on providing...
How is the Coe?

How is the Coe?

  When talking with friends, colleagues, and supporters, these days I often get the question, How is the Coe? and What are you doing at the Coe? Not surprising questions provided the times we are living through, particularly for a small organization like the Coe...
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...
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...