“I was immediately impressed with the large totem pole in the main lobby as I walked into the Coe Center for the first time. It dwarfs everything else in the room. I found out later it is a smaller reproduction of the ceremonial Hamatsa pole of the Kwakwaka’waka tribe from the northwest coast of Canada by the artist Calvin Hunt. I have been to Alaska and saw totem poles being made. The Coe Center exhibit brought back lots of memories and got me thinking about the many diverse cultures and peoples of the world represented by the collection.”

Alan Teitelbaum


2018 Hands-On Student Curators

We, of course, couldn’t do what we do with our committed, knowledgeable volunteers. If you’d like to follow your passion for the arts, and help us make a difference, please contact info@coeartscenter.org.
You could be a tour guide, help us host events, or provide your expertise in a number of areas, including development, marketing, and program development and management.





“Art can bring people together and should be accessible by all regardless of their background.”

Kenneth Johnson

Coe Board Member, Contemporary Jewelry Designer and metalsmith

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