Through Big Ideas, Engage People

The Coe offers unique, hands-on programs and exhibitions to engage and support communities, artists, and students of all ages. This enables deeper appreciation of the value of cultures all over the world…because the more we know about one other, the more we can work together for the common good.

This program was developed in partnership with First American Art Magazine, an interactive, online monthly discussion that brings together diverse scholars and Native artists who select artworks from the Coe’s collection to interpret and discuss.
Each year, the Coe invites well-known Indigenous artists to visit and interact with the Coe Collection and engage with the public through various programs, exhibitions, projects, and events.
This program provides an opportunity for high school students to work hands-on with the Coe collection of over 2,300 works of Indigenous art from around the world. They select objects, do research, write wall and catalog text, write press releases, design exhibition layout and graphics.

“This program has helped me know and learn more about myself and how I see the world.”

Hands-On Student Curator, 2017