Hands-On Curatorial Program

The Coe Center Hands-On Curatorial Program provides high school students with a unique opportunity to engage directly with the Coe Collection—over 2,500 Indigenous artworks spanning history and the globe. Through museum visits, interactions with artists and art professionals, and weekly sessions, our young curators develop both individual and collaborative skills, gaining the expertise to create their own exhibition from inception to completion. The acquired skills are not just for the moment but are lifelong.

Hands-On Curatorial Program

Reflections on Movement

This year’s curators are Braulio Chavez (New Mexico School for the Arts), Julia Gibson (Academy for Technology and the Classics), and Zoë Kountoupes-Wilson (Mandela International Magnet School). Currently in the midst of its tenth year working in collaboration with high school students across Santa Fe, the intensive curatorial program is led by Program Director Lillia McEnaney.