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Current Exhibits & Programs

A multi-layered collaborative exhibition that challenges our assumptions about how art engages with the public.
Through March 2019

Left to right: Terran Last Gun, Jacob Meders, Jason Garcia, Dakota Mace, Eliza Naranjo Morse, and Jasmison Chas Banks

The relationship of the imprint between artist and audience is emotional and transcends markets, sales, and high-stakes auctions. Six leading printmakers, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Jamison Chas Banks (Seneca-Cayuga, Cherokee), Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa), Terran Last Gun (Piikani), Dakota Mace (Dine (Navajo)), and Jacob Meders (Mechoopda/Maidu), along with Coe curators Bess Murphy and Nina Sanders (Apsaalooke) have spent the past year working collaboratively to build IMPRINT. The exhibition will not only appear on the Coe Center walls, but in public spaces as well.

IMPRINT brings art to the public and the public to art in widely accessible ways through the use of repurposed newspaper boxes inspired by and as direct extensions of Meders' ongoing project Warbird Press, wheat-pasted posters around town, and free print giveaways.

IMPRINT also engages in collaborations with other institutions across Santa Fe. Santa Fe's mobile art space. Axle Contemporary presented part of this exhibition as THE IMPRINTMOBILE, from August 3-26, 2018. The partnership with Axle increased the flexibility of approach and outreach that is fundamental to this exhibition. Additionally, IMPRINT is also collaborating with Meow Wolf on public programming, which included a free family printmaking event held on September 22, 2018.

2019 IMPRINT Talks
Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm
The Coe presents an evening of community conversation led by the artists and curators of IMPRINT. Leading printmakers, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Jamison Chās Banks (Seneca-Cayuga, Cherokee), Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa), Terran Last Gun (Piikani), and Dakota Mace (Diné (Navajo)), along with Coe curators Bess Murphy and Nina Sanders (Apsáalooke), will gather to ask the public questions about the state of art making and sharing, and the public will be asked to question back.

This event is free and open to the public!

Hands-On Curatorial Program
Hands-On Education for Student Curators
2018 Student Curators

Now in its fifth year working with high school students, the Hands-On Curatorial Program provides an opportunity for high school students to work hands-on with the Coe collection of over 2,000 works of indigenous art from around the world. Through museum visits and weekly sessions, the curators learn how to create their own exhibition from the Coe collection. They select objects, do research, write wall and catalog text, write press releases, design exhibition lay-out and graphics, and interact with our visitors...all skills which prepare them to succeed in any endeavor, from creating art to creating a business.

Community Outreach
Customized Interactive Arts Education

Each year, one of our curators works with educators around the state, including the pueblos, to craft a program using objects from our international collection. We help students open their eyes to the possibilities of artistic expression -- their own and that of others.

If you’re a teacher, and would like a program for your class, or to schedule a class visit to the Coe for hands-on experiences, please email

Side-By-Side Artist Program
For the Artists, By The Artists
Jason Garcia, Luke Parnell, and Gerry Quotskuyva at the Coe, 2016

In the Side-by-Side program, we welcome artists to work with the Center’s one-of-a-kind collection to inspire their own creative process, as well as to create public programs that awaken all the senses. Objects may be about the past to the present; but when united with they speak to us about the future.

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