Discovering the Ralph T. Coe Foundation in Santa Fe
The Coe Foundation's collection of around 2000 objects represents worldwide indigenous cultures, with its core collection encompassing the span of historic to contemporary North American Native works.
|To Native American Indians, the swastika is a symbol of the sun, the four directions, and the four seasons. Hitler ruined its traditional symbolism by his adoption of it for Nazi Germany. This is an historic pot from Acoma Pueblo in the Collection.|
Much of the collection is stored and available as a study collection and can be viewed by appointment. This images shows a delicate ledger book.
The collection is organized by culture and kind of objects. The range of baskets here represent many different Native American peoples.