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Welcome to the Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts

The Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit dedicated to increasing public awareness, education, and appreciation of indigenous art and culture worldwide, with a concentration in native peoples of North America.

Our Upcoming Programs...

First Fridays!
We invite the you to visit from 1 to 4 pm every first Friday of the month for behind the scenes access to our collection of over 2,000 works of global indigenous art. Experience our intimate on-site exhibitions, walk through the collections, meet our staff, and learn more about who we are and what we do.

Exhibition, opens August 12, 3-6 pm!
The Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts is pleased to present A View from Here: Northwest Coast Native Arts.. This exhibition gathers exquisite carvings and prints from the collection of Richard and Joan Chodosh. Including works from some of the region's most influential artists, "A View from Here: Northwest Coast Native Arts," provides a unique occasion for the public to engage with arts rarely seen in New Mexico. The exhibition opens at the Coe Foundation August 1, 3-6 pm, and closes March 31, 2017.

And Fun...
-Save the Date: Thursday, August 18
We are thrilled to announce the Growing Thunder family will be in residence with us for the second year for our open house on the Thursday before Indian Market. Please stay tuned for more information regarding times. Free to the public.

Artist workshops in your future?
Announcing the last workshop in our CREATING SIDE-BY-SIDE Artist Workshop series. This series of public workshops has brought renowned Native artists, such as Kelly Church (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) and Sallyann Paschall (Cherokee) to the Coe Foundation to engage in hands-on experiences with the public involving a variety of different media. For more information and ticket prices please call (505) 983-6372 or email

Saturday, September 24 (for adults) and Sunday, September 25 (for families), 12:30-5 pm with Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, Norwegian). Cannupa Hanska's "Slip-Cast Seed Bombs" introduces participants to clay as a medium for social activism, while guiding them through the technical process of creating slip cast objects.

The Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the Internal Revenue Code. Please donate now--online or checks can be mailed to the Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts 1590 B Pacheco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505. We thank you very much for your support.

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