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.

2017 Hands-On Curatorial Program exhibition

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

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

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

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

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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2016 Hands-On Curatorial Program exhibition

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

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!

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

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

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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