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.

Director: Randy J. Brokeshoulder

Randy J. Brokeshoulder is of Hopi, Navajo, and Absentee Shawnee heritage. He is a third-generation katsina carver and the great-grandson to Guy Maktima of Hotevilla—Third Mesa, Arizona. He currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico, as a finance banker and artist.

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Bess Murphy, PhD, Curator

Bess assists in developing and coordinating public programs including workshops, conversations, research visits and demonstrations with Native American artists.

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Samantha Tracy, Collections Manager

Samantha Tracy is Diné from Fort Defiance, Arizona, and is a recent graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), where she received a BFA in Museum Studies.

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Collection Spotlight with Neebinnaukzhik Southall

Collection Spotlight with Neebinnaukzhik Southall

Collections Spotlight, a program developed in partnership with First American Art Magazine, is an interactive, online discussion that brings together diverse scholars and Native artists who select artworks from the Coe’s collection to interpret and discuss. The...

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Collection Spotlight with Tracy Newkumet Burrows

Collection Spotlight with Tracy Newkumet Burrows

Above photo: Tracy Newkumet Burrows (Caddo/Delaware)   The Coe Center has partnered with First American Art Magazine to present an interactive Zoom series in which Native artists discuss artworks in the Coe Collections. Collections Spotlight brings deep dives...

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#NMTWINNING—a partnership with Vital Spaces, Santa Fe

#NMTWINNING—a partnership with Vital Spaces, Santa Fe

The Coe Center is very excited to be partnering with Vital Spaces, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, the Museum of International Folk Art, and the New Mexico Museum of Art for #NMtwinning. We challenge you to recreate or reinterpret...

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SPRING IS FOR THE BIRDS

SPRING IS FOR THE BIRDS

Our Santa Fe springtime snowstorm arrived and departed, leaving us with sunny skies, unknown fruit blossom outcomes, and birds! In keeping with springtime thoughts, this week I thought I would concentrate on birds, so I searched our collections database and found 106...

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Postcards from the Coe

Postcards from the Coe

Art, as an act of gift-giving, is central to history and the ongoing stories of creative making in communities around the globe. Making something and offering it freely to another is a profound act of generosity and even sacrifice. Gifts come in many forms: a tiny...

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