Category: Staff

Get to know the staff of the Coe Center

Rachel de W. Wixom

Rachel de W. Wixom, President, Executive Director Rachel Wixom has worked in the art industry for over thirty years. Starting in 1989, at the German art publishing company teNeues Publishing Company New York City’s office where she worked closely with museums,...

Bruce Bernstein, PhD

Bruce Bernstein, PhD, Director of Innovation, Chief Curator Bruce develops the Coe Center public programming, working directly with Indigenous artists and the permanent collection of traditional arts. His previous positions include Assistant Director for Collections...

Bess Murphy, PhD

Bess Murphy, PhD, Curator Bess assists in developing and coordinating public programs including workshops, conversations, research visits and demonstrations with Native American artists from across New Mexico and beyond. She also runs the Coe’s Hands-On Student...

Samantha Tracy

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...