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.
Ralph T. Coe was a curator, museum director, connoisseur, and collector known to travel hours out of his way to discover a new Native artist or a good slice of pie. The exhibition was a collaboration with the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe.The...read more
Woven Relations: Baskets from the Ralph T. Coe Center Collection exhibition, August 19 to December 19, 2014 and originally shown at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, NY as Plain & Fancy: Native American Splint Baskets in 2013, was broadened to include...read more
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...read more
All my life I've relied on this measured process of aesthetic absorption, whether the work is a Renaissance plaquette or a Native American wearing blanket. It involves returning over and again to the individual work of art. I revisit and bear constantly in mind the...read more