It’s never been about the materials, or even techniques. It’s the voice. It’s the voice that remains authentic and true and Native and specific to whomever you are and who your people are and the stories you have to tell. —Teri Greeves, Coe Board of Directors
A Note from Rachel, CEO
As always, we are busy, with all kinds of events and exhibitions. I hope you can join us for any or all of them! And, of course, you are always welcome to schedule a private tour of our collection.
Some Dates to Save:
Santa Fe Brewing, Thursday, November 14, from 5 to closing. They will be donating 10% of revenues to the Coe so come on out and have a beer. Invite some friends and make an evening of it.
FUNCTION Film by LittleGlobe, Friday November 15, 6 pm. The short film, produced in partnership with LittleGlobe, will premiere at La Fonda.
Caesars Coming to Santa Fe! December 12 at the Coe. Jewelry collectors have long cherished the work of the Caesars. We invite you to learn why (if you don't know already). Admission to the exhibition is free and you can see some of the Caesar objects in our collection.
I also want to welcome Santa Fe Spirits and Greetings Etc. as community partners. Santa Fe Spirits is providing member discounts in addition to planning events with us. Greetings Etc. is a veteran-owned business who is helping us keep costs down for printing and mailing (and they're just fun to work with!)
Did You Know?
By visiting our eclectic collection of over 2,200 objects (Native American, Oceanic, African, Asian, and more) you can travel the world through the stories behind the objects. You never know what will catch your eye (and your heart) as you experience the Coe. Our staff and volunteers are always happy to give you a personal tour and share stories about their favorite objects.
This Month's Object
Can you guess? Native-American? Oceanic? African? Ask one of our curators to tell you the tale, including how it came to be part of our collection. (Or, you can cheat by reading about it on our website.)
We also welcome your stories. If you know something about any of the objects, let us know!
FUNCTION Film Premiere
Friday, November 15, 6 pm
La Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe
We made plates together,
we dined together,
we broke plates together
in an act of connection and learning.
La Fonda has graciously agreed to host the premiere. By all means, if you missed the dinner, please join us on Friday, November 15, to see Cannupa's interview, the connections, and. yes, plate smashing, as documented by our partner, Littleglobe.
Littleglobe is a New Mexico-based non-profit which consists of artists, facilitators, activists, and cultural workers committed to the practice of socially-engaged, participatory art that galvanizes individual and collective voices, activates empathy, and leads to personal and community agency.
A Different Gift Idea
An Annual Friends of the Coe Membership!
Memberships start at $100 with benefits... Free curator-led tours, party invites, and more...
You'll be making an investment that will help us continue to expand our programs, such as Hands-On Curators and add new ones! And it's never too early to take care of your holiday shopping.
We are also adding benefits on a regular basis, such as member discounts for cocktail classese and tours & tastings at Santa Fe Spirits, at the $250 level. More coming!
Make an Investment in Our Communities & The Future
Our Corporate Sponsor Program
Unusual "Outside the Box" Opportunities
We are excited to announce our new annual corporate Friends of the Coe program! Now, you can do good and do well! And, while we offer levels of investment, we welcome ideas for creating different types of events and experiences, either at our location, yours, or another venue.
We'll be adding more information to the website soon. In the meantime, please contact Mary Schmidt, email@example.com (505-389-3309) if you want to learn more or have ideas!
Interested in being a community partner? Contact Mary Schmidt, Development, firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about possibilities!
The Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts is a private operating 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the Internal Revenue Code. Please donate online or checks can be mailed to the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts, 1590 B Pacheco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Your support enables us to engage more artists, students, and their communities. Thank you.
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