PROGRAMS

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.

Notes from a Fall Internship

Notes from a Fall Internship

Basket selection from the Coe Center, 2021   These past few months I've had the wonderful opportunity to hold an Internship at the Coe  Center for the Arts. As someone who’s been trying to make decisions about my education, I came to appreciate my time here. I...

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Collections Spotlight with Sean Standing Bear

Collections Spotlight with Sean Standing Bear

Experience artist Sean Standing Bear as he hosts COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT on November 16, 2021. Sean Standing Bear is an oral historian and well-respected consultant on Osage history and traditions. Standing Bear is the son of George Eugene Standing Bear and a descendant...

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2022 Hands-On Curatorial Program

2022 Hands-On Curatorial Program

Hands-On Returns!   It is a wonderful feeling to be able to bring a new group of Hands-On Curators back into the Coe building. After shifting from in-person meetings to a fully virtual format way back in 2020, we are thrilled to introduce a new crew of high...

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In the news…. Nanibah (Nani) Chacon’s Mural

In the news…. Nanibah (Nani) Chacon’s Mural

  Did you see the Santa Fe New Mexican this Thursday, October 14? We were thrilled to see Nanibah (Nani) Chacon’s mural on the Coe Center’s project space on the front page! Nani (Diné and Xicana) has been working on this vibrant mural for the past months, filling...

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Collection Spotlight with Golga Oscar

Collection Spotlight with Golga Oscar

Experience artist Golga Oscar (Yup'ik) as he hosted COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT on October 12, 2021. Golga Oscar, a Yup’ik artist from Southwest Alaska pursues modern textile that reflects his cultural identity. He seeks the aspects of revitalizing his ancestral work with a...

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Collection Spotlight with Lisa Rutherford

Collection Spotlight with Lisa Rutherford

Experience artist Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation) as she hosts COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT on September 21, 2021. Lisa Rutherford discusses via Zoom Eastern Woodlands beadwork within the Coe Collection, as well as, feather capes, and reviving Cherokee and Southeastern...

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Notes from a Summer Internship

Notes from a Summer Internship

This past August, I was at the Coe Center doing an internship for two weeks, during which I was tasked to think of and complete a project after spending time in the wonderful art collection the Coe has to offer. Going into the internship I had no idea what topic or...

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First Fridays are Back!

First Fridays are Back!

First Fridays are back! As of October 1, 2021, First Fridays return. On the first Friday of each month, 1-4 pm, the Coe Center invites you to experience behind-the-scenes access to over 2,300 works of global Indigenous art. Meet the works of art, staff, and...

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2021 Hands-On Curatorial Program

2021 Hands-On Curatorial Program

Goodbye, I Loved You. Goodbye, You Sucked   The 2021 Hands-On Student Curatorial Program looked a little different for our 2021 curators. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we were working on a smaller, though no less impactful, scale. Despite being...

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Get Hands-on with the Coe on August 19, 6-8 pm!

Get Hands-on with the Coe on August 19, 6-8 pm!

Get Hands-On with the Coe, co-presented by First American Art Magazine, is an interactive celebration of reimagining of the Coe activating our new projects building. Experience Nani Chacon's (Diné and Chicana) on-going mural project, Will Wilson’s (Diné) CIPX:...

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Collections Spotlight with John Hagen

Collections Spotlight with John Hagen

Experience artist John Hagen as he hosts COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT on June 15, 2021. John Hagen is an Unangax̂, Iñupiaq, Irish and Danish curator, and an artist. He is currently working as the Curator of Indigenous Arts and Initiatives at the Anchorage Museum in...

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Collections Spotlight with G. Peter Jemison

Collections Spotlight with G. Peter Jemison

Photo: Rikki Van Camp Experience artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan), as he hosts COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT on May 11, 2021. Jemison is a painter, mixed-media artist, and filmmaker who exhibits nationally and internationally. Based in Victor, New York, he manages...

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