Bess Murphy is an Art Historian and Curator at the Coe Center in Santa Fe. At the Coe, Bess assists in developing and coordinating public programs including workshops, conversations, research visits and demonstrations with Native American artists from across New Mexico and beyond. She also runs the Coe’s Hands-On Student Curators Program, now in its fifth year. She has a M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Southern California and was the co-founder and curator of the A.D. Collective in Santa Fe, an artist-run alternative exhibition space and community.