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.

2019 Hands-On Curatorial Program Exhibition

Exhibition opening at the Ralph T. Coe Center Friday, May 10, 5-7 pm 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,...

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2019 FUNCTION

April 3, 6, 9, and 13: Plate-Making Workshops August 15: Dinner at the Coe Workshop & Dinner Reservations at Eventbrite The Coe Center has partnered with Cannupa Hanska Luger, an internationally renowned artist, and activist, to create a large scale, interactive...

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2019 Hands-On Curatorial Program

Now in its fifth year working with high school students, the Hands-On Curatorial Program provides an opportunity for high school students to work hands-on with the Coe collection of over 2,000 works of indigenous art from around the world. Through museum visits and...

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2018-19 IMPRINT

A multi-layered collaborative exhibition that challenges our assumptions about how art engages with the public. Through March 2019 The relationship of the imprint between artist and audience is emotional and transcends markets, sales, and high-stakes auctions. Six...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2017-18 Catch-22: Paradox and Paper

August 2017 - March 2018 Catch 22: Paradox on Paper, a selection of provocative works of contemporary art on paper from the collection of retired New York school teacher Edward J. Guarino, guest curated by Nina Sanders (Apsaalooke). This exhibition offered a discourse...

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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...

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2016 Nakkita Trimble

November 1, 2016 IAIA Artists-in-Residence, Nakkita Trimble spent time exploring the Coe Center's extensive collection of global indigenous arts and by doing so she found points of connection and inspiration for her own artistic practice. Working hands-on with the...

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2016 Jason Garcia, Luke Parnell, and Gerry Quotskuyva

October 3, 2016 For our first event, IAIA Artists-in-Residence Jason Garcia, Gerry Quotskuyva, and Luke Parnell spent time exploring the Coe Center's extensive collection of global indigenous arts; finding points of connection and inspiration for their own artistic...

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