Art of the Southwest

The RMAC collection contains significant examples of historic and contemporary southwestern art. Highlights include:

  • 71 Pueblo-related sketches by Peter Moran (1841-1914), one of the first artists to sketch the New Mexico and Arizona territories
  • The largest public collection of regionalists Henriette Wyeth (1907-1997) and Peter Hurd (1904-1984)
  • Modernist works from the Santa Fe and Taos art colonies
  • Works from the Roswell Artist-in-Residency Program, established in 1967
  • An international print collection spanning from the 16th century through the present

The RMAC collection also contains a number of works relating to the Works Projects Administration, including:

  • The largest public collection of Taos artist and WPA muralist Howard Cook (1901-1980)
  • A complete copy of The Portfolio of Spanish Colonial Design, produced by E. Boyd in 1938 for the Federal Arts Project
  • Examples of the Museum’s original furnishings and decoration, hand-crafted in the 1930s by Hispanic artisans for the Federal Art Project

Search the Collection:


RMAC PastPerfect Online Database
This website presents a searchable database of over 1,000 objects from the RMAC Permanent Collection. Launched at the end of 2011, further records will be added over time.

Celebrating New Mexico Statehood
This website provides access to cultural heritage materials from twelve New Mexico institutions including the Roswell Museum and Art Center. This project is hosted by UNM Libraries and is funded by UNM’s Center for Regional Studies.

Contact Information

Curator of Collection and Exhibitions

Sara Woodbury
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Nicholas Frederick
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