Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts
Through Big Ideas, Engage People
The Coe Center is dedicated to increasing public awareness, education, and appreciation of indigenous art through its programs, exhibitions, and individual study. The Coe emphasizes hands-on experience, learning through actively engaging art. The Coe’s collection represents worldwide indigenous cultures, with its core encompassing the span of historic to contemporary North American Native works.
The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is the country’s only museum solely dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the most progressive work of contemporary Native artists.
As such, MoCNA stewards the National Collection of Contemporary Native Art, 7,500 artworks in all media created in 1962 or later. The museum is located in the heart of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.
MoCNA’s exhibition Art for a New Understanding—Native Perspectives 1950 to Now charts the development of contemporary Native art and aims to provide a new understanding of contemporary art by bringing Indigenous voices front and center. The show features more than 40 paintings, photographs, video and textile installations, sculptures, performance art, and more, created by Indigenous US and Canadian artists, including Kent Monkman (Fish River Band and Swampy Cree), Brian Jungen (Dane-zaa); Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun; (Coast Salish and Okanagan, descent); Oscar Howe (Yanktonai Sioux); and Fritz Scholder (Luiseño).
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe NM., 87501
Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Inc. (SWAIA)
The Santa Fe Indian Market is the largest and most prestigious juried Native arts show in the world. Begun in 1922, today, Indian Market attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the world, to buy art directly from roughly 1,000 artists from 200+ federally recognized tribes from the U.S. and Canada. Indian Market provides a rare opportunity to meet Native artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. Quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of the Santa Fe Indian Market, which is produced by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), a non-profit organization that promotes Native art and artists.