The Coe Collection
The Coe is unique in that our collection of over 2,500 objects is from all over the world. By visiting, you have the opportunity to travel the world through art and conversation. You never know what will catch your eye (and your heart) as you experience our open collections. Our staff and volunteers are always happy to share stories and talk about their favorite objects.
The Coe Center welcomes visitors and is open by appointment. Please call or email ahead to schedule. We look forward to seeing you soon! In addition, we are open to visitors on the first Fridays of each month, 1-4 pm. No reservation is necessary.
Above all else, the Coe Center values the health and well-being of our staff and visitors. With that in mind, wearing masks is mandatory when visiting. Thank you so very much for supporting the community.
“It’s never been about the materials, or even techniques. It’s the voice. It’s the voice that remains authentic and true and Native and specific to whomever you are and who your people are and the stories you have to tell.”
EXPLORE THE COE COLLECTION
Enjoy a virtual tour! Click on the tabs below to filter the Collection items by region.
African: Over 180 objects, spanning many years—jewelry, baskets, masks, and figures.
American: A small collection of 18 objects.
Asian: Over 123 objects, spanning many years-belt hooks and buckles, masketts, vessels, jewelry, and figures.
European: Nearly 37 objects of European origin, ranging from items such as a French garnet pin to a Cyprus seat pendant.
Latin America: A small collection of 32 objects.
Native American: Over 1,800 objects, spanning many years from ages past to contemporary artists of today, who interpret their rich heritages to tell their stories in their own unique voices.
Oceanic: Nearly 100 objects ranging from items such as a fish hook to complex figures and masks.
Pre-Columbian: A small collection of 6 objects.