Press Kit

The Ralph T. Coe Center For The Arts
1590 B Pacheco Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
505-983-6372
info@CoeArtsCenter.org

 

Total Programs?

5?

Total Visitors Per Year

10,000?

Total Pieces

2000?

Our mission

 The Coe explores and connects through experiencing the world’s Indigenous Arts. The Coe Center creates awareness, education, and appreciation of Indigenous Arts. We connect people and art through inclusive hands-on experiential learning and partnering. In this, we responsibly steward a diverse and eclectic collection of world Indigenous Art that supports community narratives.

His passion for art and culture was global, spanning from ancient to contemporary.

The Coe Center is the legacy of Ralph T. Coe, known as Ted to his family and friends. Ted Coe was an exceptional curator and collector, as well as museum director. His passion for art and culture was global, spanning from ancient to contemporary. This search for knowledge and his quest to understand the human condition is evident in the varied collections he left behind and in his creation of the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts, a private operating 501(c)3 located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Today, we continue to build on his legacy, committed to inspiring people of all ages and from all walks of life to be inquisitive and search beyond their own known experience.

For more about Ted and to enjoy his legacy, visit the Coe for a free tour and more about Ted and all of the Coe programs. We also still have a few copies of the book Connoisseurship & Good Pie: Ted Coe and Collecting Native Art. (Need we mention that Ted loved a good piece of pie?)

Our Programs

Hands On Curatorial

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Outreach & Education

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Projects & Exhibitions

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Project space

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Our Latest Projects and Press

Hands-on Curatorial 2022 “<NO_RECORDS>” ****link to Press Release
Online exhibition, Conversations of Ourselves: An Indigenous Survey of James Kivetoruk Moses *****Link to Press Release
Santa Fe Reporter: “Santa Fe’s Coe Center eyes the future of Indigenous arts creation and stewardship”

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Contact Information
For all inquiries, questions, and partnerships:
Phone: 505-583-6372
Email: info@coeartscenter.org

Enjoy exploring our Press Releases below. Sign up to receive our short eletters and event announcements which include news, articles, and more. They will keep you up-to-date on the Coe Center. 

2018

Humor is the Best Medicine: Salve for Sore Nerves, a Creating Side-By-Side Artist program with Teri Greeves and Ken Williams, April 14, 2018.
Press Release

Eye Opener exhibition. Hands-On Curatorial Program, opens May 14 through June 31, 2018.
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IMPRINT exhibition. opens August 14, 2018 through March 31, 2019.
Press Release

2017

(Continued) A View from Here: Northwest Coast Native Arts, August 2016 – March 31, 2017. See 2016 for more information. The Mirror Effect: Reflections Upon our Realites exhibition, Hands-On Curatorial Program, May – June 2017.
Press Release Article

Catch 22: Paradox on Paper exhibition, August 2017 – June 2018.
Press Release

2016

IARC-Coe Speaker Series: Forging New Landscapes in Cultural Stewardship & Repatriation, A partnership between the School for Advance Research and the Ralph T. Coe Foundation March – April 2016.
Program Flyer
• Videos

Culture Exchange: The Unspoken Truth exhibition, Hands-On Curatorial Program, April – June 2016.
Press Release
Article

A View from Here: Northwest Coast Native Arts, August 2016 – March 31, 2017.
Native American Arts Magazine October/November 2016, pg 120
Missives from the Art World, Gerald Stiebel’s blog, August 21, 2016
Michael Abatemarco, Left Coast Traditions – A View from Here, Pasatiempo, August 12, 2016

(Continued) Connoisseurship and Good Pie: Ted Coe and Collecting Native Art, July 2015 through April 17, 2016.
Pasatiempo’s Michael Abatemarco, Pie in the Sky: The Ralph T. Coe Center, April 1, 2016
Bruce Bernstein, Good Eye and Pie, Native Arts Magazine, April-May 2016, pg 62
• Ted Coe and Collecting Native Art – Good Eye and Pie lecture by Bruce Bernstein at Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University, March 18, 2016
See 2016 for more information.

2015

The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts and the The Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) collaborated in 2015 on the SAR 2015 Speaker Series, Exploring Narrative. The series examined the multiple narratives present but not always revealed through research, writing, and exhibitions. Through lecture and discussion, the speakers shared their knowledge and experience in these topics.
Program Flyer
The series was filmed and can be found at the following links:
• Uncovering/Recovering History
• Cultural Centers and Inclusive Narratives – Part 1
• Cultural Centers and Inclusive Narratives – Part Two
• Janine Ledford discusses the Makah Cultural and Research Center
• Richard West and Westward Stories
• Richard West and Westward Stories, Q&A

Connoisseurship and Good Pie: Ted Coe and Collecting Native Art, July 2015 through April, 2016.
Exhibition Press Release Articles

Curatorial Conversations from the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts in conjunction with the exhibition Connoisseurship and Good Pie: Ted Coe and Collecting Native Art
Press Release 2015
Press Release 2016
• Curatorial Conversations videos

2014

Woven Relations: Baskets from the Ralph T. Coe Center Collection exhibition, August 19 to December 19, 2014 and originally shown at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY as Plain & Fancy: Native American Splint Baskets in 2013, was broadened to include additional baskets from outside the Northeast—all from the Ralph T. Coe Center Collection. Baskets, although often treated as a craft, are a high art form requiring great skill and patience to create. Please enjoy the roundtable discussion link, which was held on August 19 moderated by Bruce Bernstein, PhD, Ralph T. Coe Center Executive Director. The Participants included three basket makers: Kelly Church, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Ojibwe’ Theresa Secord, Penobscot; and Ronnie-Leigh Goeman, Onondaga Nation/Eel Clan, as well as Eva Fognell, Curator at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY.

2013

The Ralph T. Coe Legacy “Instruments of Passion” exhibition
Article

Plain & Fancy: Native American Splint Baskets exhibition
Press Release Article