Duty, Honor, Art: The New Mexico Military Institute Collection
September 20, 2016-June 18, 2017
Founded in 1891, the New Mexico Military Institute is one of Roswell’s
oldest and most significant educational institutions, representing the only
state-supported military high school and two-year college in the western
United States. NMMI also has its own notable collection of art and
historical objects, encompassing works created by both faculty and alumni,
prominent southwestern artists such as Laura Gilpin and Kenneth Miller
Adams, and international artists. In recognition of NMMI’s 125th
anniversary, this exhibit will showcase the school’s art collection.
The Art of the Book
September 9-December 31, 2016
Spring River Gallery
When we think of a book, chances are we imagine an object containing written text, but it is also a versatile and often personal art form. The Art of the Book explores the diverse world of contemporary book arts in New Mexico, and features work from around the state. From traditional codices to handmade dresses and freestanding sculpture, the pieces on view in this eclectic exhibit celebrate the book as both form and idea.
Beyond American Indian Modernism
July 1-October 18, 2016
The Roswell Museum and Art Center collection features a modest but impressive grouping of modern and contemporary works by American Indian artists, including Fritz Scholder, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and R.C. Gorman, among others. Drawn from this holding, this exhibit explores the complexities of modernism in American Indian art.
Artists by Artists
August 5-November 6, 2016
Horgan and Graphics Galleries
Portraiture is a versatile subject within the vast world of art, conveying visual information about both the sitter and the artist creating the work. What happens then, when artists create portraits of other artists? How does an artist capture the sitter’s persona while maintaining his or her own creativity? Pulled from the Museum’s vaults, this show highlight portraits of artists by other artists. From Georgia O’Keeffe to Louise Ganthiers, come visit some of your favorite painters, printmakers, and photographers in a new light.