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.

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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2013 Plain and Fancy: Native American Splint Baskets

August 10 - December 29, 2013Most Native American peoples weave baskets using various forms of grasses and shrubs, everything from sea grass, used by Eskimos and Aleuts, to willow, bracket fern and redbud used in California and the Great Basin. Fewer use materials...

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