Introduction

The Roswell Museum and Art Center opened its doors to the public in 1937 as a Federal Art Center under the auspices of FDR's Works Progress Administration. It is among only a handful of WPA art centers that exist today.

The Museum is known for its unparalleled collections that include modern works from the Taos and Santa Fe Art colonies, contemporary art of New Mexico, a renowned international print collection, the Robert H. Goddard Collection of Liquid Propellant Rocketry, and the Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West.

Throughout the year, the Museum offers a studio art program for children and adults, lectures, films, and workshops in the arts and humanities.

The Roswell Museum and Art Center inspires discovery, creativity, and cultural understanding of the art and history of the American Southwest and beyond.