Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Roswell Artist-in-Residence: Andrea Jespersen

July 29-September 10, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, July 28, 5:30-7 pm  
with artist's lecture at 5:30 pm
Marshall and Winston Galleries



An embroidery ring morphs into large geometric heavy steel shapes. A wet human-sized photographic print is draped into a sculptural sphere. The intricate work of artist Andrea Jespersen resists any quick singular categorization. She astutely works with a multitude of materials, techniques and mediums that act as support for her ideas. Read more.

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Dorothy Peterson: Painting New Mexico


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une 9-September 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 9, 5-7 pm
Spring River Gallery

Dorothy Peterson is one of Roswell's most respected living artists and teachers. Raised in Moriarty and educated at the University of New Mexico and the University of Texas, Permian Basin, Peterson has been teaching and painting in Roswell for more than thirty years. Read more


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50 Years of RAiR:

 

Works from the 
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program


May 27-September 3, 2017
Horgan and Graphics Galleries



For fifty years, the Roswell Artist-in-Residency Program has empowered artists by enabling them to focus exclusively on their creative practices. Established in 1967 by oil businessman, philanthropist and artist Donald B. Anderson, the RAiR grant offers its recipients "the gift of time" by providing the housing, studio space, and income that gives artists and personal and financial freedom to concentrate on their own art for a year. Read more


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Collecting Roswell: The Donors of RMAC


March 17-September 10, 2017


Entry Gallery



The collections of the Roswell Museum and Art Center are renowned for their quality and diversity, but the donors who have shared these works with the community also deserve recognition. In anticipation of RMAC's 80th anniversary in October, this exhibit celebrates some of the major donors who have contributed to the formation of the Museum's core holdings, and features selections from the Southwest art collection, the Robert H. Goddard Collection, and the Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West.  Read more
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Robert H. Goddard: Dreamer, Tinkerer, Pioneer


On Permanent Display
Goddard Gallery and Workshop Recreation


In 1898, a teenage Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945), captivated by the realism of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, “…imagined how wonderful it would be to make some device which had even the possibility of ascending to Mars.” He began enthusiastically filling notebooks with ideas for getting off the planet. As a graduate student in physics at Clark College in Worcester, Massachusetts, his hometown, he conducted simple tests with gun powder that suggested it was indeed possible to construct a rocket for space travel. Read more

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Hurd & Wyeth: Picturing the Hondo Valley


On Permanent Display
Founders Gallery



The Roswell Museum and Art Center is home to the largest public collection of works by Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth, painters who have both become synonymous with the landscape and culture of southeastern New Mexico. Peter Hurd (1904-1984) was raised in Roswell where his father worked a small ranch southwest of town. Much of his youth was spent astride a horse, and he was known for his equestrian abilities. Roaming the countryside as a youth on horseback earned Hurd an intimate understanding of the hills, prairies, and arroyos that configured the surrounding landscape. Read more
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West of Beyond: The Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West


On Permanent Display
Aston Galleries



Donated by Rogers Aston, The Aston Collection of the American West is one  of the most popular and historically significant aspects of the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s holdings. An independent oil producer, rancher, sculptor, and philanthropist, Aston developed a keen interest in the West during time spent on his family’s various ranches. Read more

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New Mexico: 20th Century Visions 


On Permanent Display
Donald B. Anderson Gallery


 
This exhibition features the work of noted artists and artisans who lived and worked in northern New Mexico, especially around the art colonies of Santa Fe and Taos. Some of the most prominent New Mexico modernists featured in this installation include Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Victor Higgins, Jozef Bakos, and B.J.O. Nordfeldt. Read more
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Art & Environment 


On Permanent Display
Patricia Gaylord Anderson Gallery 



Selected from the Museum’s permanent collection, the works featured in this exhibit are rotated on a regular basis to emphasize the depth of the RMAC’s holdings, as well as explore diverse perspectives on the land that has captured the imagination of New Mexico-based artists for several generations. Read more
Cloud Directions Painting