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Current Exhibits & Programs

August 16, 2018 - IMPRINT Opening

Through March 2018
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 will also engage in collaborations with other institutions across Santa Fe. Santa Fe's mobile art space, Axle Contemporary will present part of this exhibition as THE IMPRINTMOBILE, from August 3-26. The partnership with Axle increases the flexibility of approach and outreach that is fundamental to this exhibition. Additionally, IMPRINT will also collaborate with Meow Wolf on public programming, including a free family printmaking event.


Eye Opener
Hands-On Education for Student Curators
2018 Student Curators

Now in its fourth year working with high school students, the Eye Opener program provides an opportunity for 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 craft exhibits that awaken all the senses. Objects may be about the past; but when united with the present they speak to us about the future.

Help us continue and grow these programs with your donation.