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.

“How it was handed to me” The Caesar Family Legacy

The Coe Center is pleased to host an unparalleled jewelry event on December 12th. How It Was Handed to Me: The Caesar Family Legacy, organized by Kenneth Johnson (Muscogee/Seminole) gathers jewelers and jewelry from New Mexico, Oklahoma, and beyond into a complex...

FUNCTION: The Film Premiere at the La Fonda, Nov 15, 6 pm

The Story continues… Join us for the premiere of the short film FUNCTION, produced in partnership with Littleglobe on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 6 pm at the La Fonda

2018 Humor is the Best Medicine: Salve for Sore Nerves

Opened Saturday, April 14, 2018 Humor is the Best Medicine: Salve for Sore Nerves: a Creating Side-By-Side Program with Teri Greeves and Ken Williams. Exhibition up through May 1, 2018. The Coe Center is hosting Teri Greeves and Ken Williams in a Creating Side-By-Side...

2017 Wanesia Misquadace: Birch Bark Biting

I love our people, I love the process of connecting my heart, my designs, and my feelings into each piece I create, share, and connect. My research explores metalsmithing as a subject and object, engaging the field's history, methods, and outcomes while exploring...

2017 Meghann O’Brien

February 17, 2017 IAIA Artist-in-Residence Meghann O'Brien (Haida-Kwakwaka'wakw, Irish) spent time exploring the Coe Center's extensive collection of global indigenous arts to find points of connection and inspiration for her own artistic practice. Working hands-on...

2022 Hands-On Curatorial Program: < NO_RECORDS >

The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts’ Hands-On Curatorial Program just ended its eighth year of working with high school students from across Santa Fe. This year’s curators attend New Mexico School for the Arts, Academy for Technology and Classics, and Santa Fe High...

2020 Hands-On Curatorial Program

(I’m Nostalgic for) Memories I’ve Never Lived Before   The Hands-On Curatorial 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. Through museum visits and...

2019 Hands-On Curatorial Program Exhibition

Exhibition opening at the Ralph T. Coe Center Friday, May 10, 2019 What is storytelling to you? Think about how many stories you've told in your life and how many you’ve heard; throughout the world many stories have been told in their own way, either by art, song, or...

2018 Hands-On Curatorial Program

Eye Opener In its fourth year, the Hands-On Curatorial Program at the Coe Center included high school students from the Academy of Technology and the Classics (ATC) and the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS). Returning students Gailene Morgan (Meskwaki Nation & Tesuque...

2017 Hands-On Curatorial Program exhibition

The Mirror Effect: Reflections Upon Our Realities The Mirror Effect: Reflections Upon Our Realities is centered around a relationship between art and viewer. When someone sees an object a connection is made to their own life. Some connections are drawn from the object...

Giving Growth

“I can personally identify with the loneliness that the COVID epoch has bestowed upon us all. It is my hope that through this project, our outreach and art can begin to help restore and serve as another example of how vital community and cooperation are.”—Jamison Chās...

Conversations of Ourselves: An Indigenous survey of James Kivetoruk Moses

James Kivetoruk Moses (Inupiaq), Cape Espenberg Wedding, mixed media on card stock, nd. 13 x 18 in. Private Collection The Coe Center for the Arts presents an intimate selection of works by mid-century artist James Kivetoruk Moses (Inupiaq). The works are a selection...

IMPRINT 2020

Above image is from the 2018 IMPRINT opening at the Coe Center.   In the summer of 2018, the Coe partnered with an incredible group of artists and thinkers to create the exhibition IMPRINT. One goal of IMPRINT was to send art out into the community in different...

HOW IT WAS HANDED TO ME: Conversation with Adrian Standing Elk Pinnecoose, Kenneth Johnson, Samuel LaFountain, and LeOreal Wall with Santa Fe Indian School Jewelry Students

Friday, February 21, 2020 at 5:30 pm the Coe Center is pleased to host in conjunction with the exhibition How It Was Handed to Me: The Caesar Family Legacy a conversation with Adrian Standing Elk Pinnecoose (Navajo/Southern Ute), Kenneth Johnson (Muscogee/ Seminole),...

2018-19 IMPRINT

IMPRINT artists at the opening, August 14, 2018. From left to right: Terran Last Gun, Jacob Meders, Jason Garcia, Dakota Mace, Eliza Naranjo Morse, and Jamison Chāz Banks.   A multi-layered collaborative exhibition that challenges our assumptions about how art...

Collections Spotlight with Larson Goldtooth and Colleen Lucero

Experience ceramic artist and educator, Larson Goldtooth (Hopi-Tewa) and an independent museum consultant, Colleen Lucero (Hopi) as they examine historical Hopi-Tewa and Hopi pottery from the Coe’s Collection via Zoom in Collections Spotlight on Tuesday, 05/24/2022....

Collections Spotlight with Mary Young Bear

Experience artist Mary Young Bear as she hosted COLLECTIONS SPOTLIGHT on January 25, 2022. Mary Young Bear is a beadwork artist and the outreach officer at the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum. At this event, she discusses Meskwaki art, including beadwork and...

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...

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...

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...