pARTy After Hours!

Friday, September 8
6-9 pm | Free

Enjoy exclusive evening access to the galleries along with gallery talks by Roswell Artist-in-Residence Andrea Jespersen and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Sara Woodbury, mini-exhibit Sublime Decay, film screening of Decasia: The State of Decay by acclaimed avant garde filmmaker Bill Morrison, art activities, a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Come alone, with a group or bring a date. The evening will be filled with a mix of activities presented in a fun, social atmosphere.

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September’s pARTy After Hours is the first in a pilot series of after hours events geared for adults that aim to expand access to the Museum and present art as an integral part of our lives. Collaboration and support for this series are provided by the Youth & Professionals for the Arts Collective (YPAC) and the RMAC Foundation. For more information or to get involved, please contact Caroline Brooks at

Second Saturday: 
What a Relief

with Aria Finch

Saturday, September 9
10 am-Noon  |  Free

Sculpt a bas relief tile with sculptural elements inspired by works in the Museum's collection. 

2nd saturday
Second Saturday is a nine-month program that runs January-September of gallery experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades 3-12 held on the second Saturday of the month. 

To register a student for the upcoming session, please call Amanda Nicholson at 575-624-6744, ext. 22. Participation is free and space is limited. 

Sunday Conversations: 
Painting New Mexico

with Dorothy Peterson
Sunday, September 10
2 pm | Free

Join us for our pilot series of free, informal gallery talks that focus on the Museum’s collections and current exhibits. In September, join Roswell artist Dorothy Peterson for a conversation about her exhibition of paintings, Dorothy Peterson: Painting New Mexico.

Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Opening Reception: Shanti Grumbine

Friday, September 22
5:30 pm: Lecture
6-7 pm: Reception

Join us for a lecture and exhibition reception with Roswell Artist-in-Residence Shanti Grumbine. Grumbine has participated in many residencies including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Yaddo, Ucross, the A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Program, and the Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency. Exhibition venues include Center for Contemporary Arts Sante Fe, Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, Dorsky Gallery in Long Island City, and the Bronx Museum. In he rwork, she aims to transform everyday experiences and objects through craft, repetition, beauty and ritual. To learn more about the artist, please visit
This event is presented in partnership with the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, an artist residency that offers a one year gift of time to artists at all stages in their career from throughout the world.