Mystery at the Museum 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

6pm: Cocktails
6:30 - 9pm: "Murder is on the Air" Mystery and Heavy Hors d'Oeuvres followed by a Live Auction and Dessert

Join the RMAC Foundation and Neverland Theatre Company for this year's Mystery at the Museum interactive event. The setting is a 1950's-era sitcom where an episode of the top-rated The Lizzy Show, starring Lizzie Bell and co-starring Macie Dixon, is about to be broadcast. Tempers are ready to erupt and a murder ensues as the cast prepares for the live broadcast. When the murder takes place it is up to you to get sleuthing - questioning the actors and solving the fun, but challenging, mystery. 

The evening will be accompanied by heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar as you make your way through the museum galleries to question the suspects and put together the clues. A live auction will take place during dessert, just before the winning detective is chosen at random from among the correct submissions at the end of the evening. 

1950's cocktail attire is encouraged, but not required, for this 21 and over fundraising event. Tickets are $100 per person and are available through the RMAC Foundation Office at (575) 627-0918.

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Brown Bag Lunch Talks 
We return with a new season of brown bag lunch talks! Come and relax while taking in an informal presentation on a variety of topics. This event is free and open to the public. 

Friday, January 11, Noon

Meet the New Curator of Collections and Exhibitions
Our speaker for January will be RMAC's new Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Dr. Aubrey Hobart. Aubrey will briefly share her background and what drives her as a curator before reviewing the three exhibitions she has put together so far. She will also be offering a sneak peek of the exhibitions that will open in 2019. Please bring your lunch and find out what we've planned for the new year!

Friday, February 1, Noon

Meet RAiR Director Larry Bob Phillips

Come meet the new director of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, Larry Bob Phillips. A former RAiR artist himself, he received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1996 and his MFA from the University of New Mexico in 2006. In his talk, Larry Bob will discuss his background, his art and his return to Roswell to run the residency program. 

Friday, March 1, Noon

Exploring the contributions of Esther Goddard
Join RMAC Registrar, Amberly Meli and learn about the significant impact Esther Goddard, wife of rocket pioneer Robert Goddard, had on her husband's career and legacy as the museum staff considers approaches to a reinterpretation project for the Goddard Collection. This talk was first presented at the New Mexico Association of Museums 2018 Annual Conference. 

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Documentary Films:

Celebrating Women's History Month

Thursday March 7 & 14 @ 7pm | Free; Sponsored by the RMAC Foundation 

In recognition of Women's History Month, join us for two inspiring documentaries. Admission is free and donations are always appreciated to help with the cost of refreshments. Fresh popcorn and beverages will be available. Support for this event is generously provided by the RMAC Foundation. 

Thursday, March 7, 7pm
Girl Rising | 2013, 101 min., English

Directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, Girl Rising tells the stories of girls across the globe and the power of education to change the world. The stories are told with the help of celebrated writers and renowned actresses such a Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Selena Gomez. (PG-13 for thematic material and implied sexual assault)

Thursday, March 14, 7pm

Soufra | 2017, 73 min., Arabic with English subtitles

Soufra follows the unlikely and wildly inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar - a refugee who has spent her entire life in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp just south of Beirut, Lebanon. The film follows Mariam as she sets out against all odds to change her fate by launching a successful catering company, "Soufra." and then expand it into a food truck business with a diverse team of fellow refugee women who now share this camp as their home. (not rated) Directed by Thomas Morgan.