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.

2016 Hands-On Curatorial Program exhibition

Culture Exchange: The Unspoken Truth Each object has a story to be told and each object holds the worth of gold in its own culture. —Heaven Talachy A group of diverse high school students from Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS) and the Academy for Technology and the...

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2016 Kelly Church’s Black Ash Basket Make and Take Workshop

March 19 and April 9, 2016 Kelly Church (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) is an award-winning black ash basket weaver, Woodlands style painter, birch bark biter, and educator. For her "Black Ash Basket Make and Take Workshop", Church brought to the...

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2016-Cheyenne Ledger Book online!

As of 2016, the fragile Ralph T. Coe Center Collection ledger drawing book can be viewed online at Plains Ledger Art (PILA). Created in the 1880's, the ledger book features striking images of courting scenes, soldiers, and Cheyenne warriors - many who are identified...

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2016 Phillip Haozous and Hyda Maria concert

On Friday July 1, 2016, and in collaboration with the New Mexico Performing Arts Society (NMPAS), the Ralph T. Coe Center presented Native American flutist and flute maker Phillip Haozous and Native flutist and Baroque recorder player Hyda Maria in concert at the Coe...

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2016-17 A View from Here: Northwest Coast Native Arts

The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts was pleased to present A View from Here: Northwest Coast Native Arts. This exhibition gathered exquisite carvings and prints from the collection of Richard and Joan Chodosh. Including works from some of the region's most...

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2015 Royce and Debbie Manuel Demonstration and Conversation

March 15, 2016 The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts and the Institute of American Indian Arts were pleased to present a public conversation and demonstration by IAIA artists-in-residence Royce Manuel (Ak-Mierl Aw-Thum, Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community) and...

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2016 Sallyann Paschall’s Print Party!

May 14 and 15, 2016 Sallyann Paschall (Cherokee) is a painter, printmaker, and multimedia artist. At the Coe Center she created a Print Party where participants used the Coe Center collection as inspiration for their masterpieces. Borrowing a press from Santa Fe Prep,...

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2015 Hands on…Culture Shock! exhibition

April 25, 2015 Held at the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts opened April 25, 2015 and closed in the summer of 2015. This exhibition curated by four students from The Academy for Technology and the Classics, is the culmination of an eleven-week program. The students...

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2015 IARC Speaker Series: Exploring Narrative

This 2015 Speaker Series was developed jointly by The Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) and the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts. Exploring Narrative, held in April and May of 2015, examined the multiple narratives present but not...

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