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Roswell Museum and Art Center

  1. Brown Bag Lunch Talk Parallax: A RAiR Connection Exhibition with Maja Ruznic

    August 15, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Bassett Auditorium

    Please join us for a conversation with artist Maja Ruznic, who will discuss her recent work as part of the exhibition, Parallax: A RAiR Connection Exhibition. Ruznic, who is originally from Bosnia and lives in Los Angeles, creates paintings that explore trauma and its untold traces.

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  2. Magical & Real Lecture Series: “Windmills, Water, and the Art of Peter Hurd: Lecture and Concert”

    August 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Bassett Auditorium

    This illustrated lecture explores windmill and related imagery in the art of Peter Hurd. In paintings, watercolors, drawings, and even decorative arts, Hurd used windmills to demonstrate his love of landscape, and the critical importance of water in New Mexico and its environs. Punctuating the art and cultural history addressed in this illustrated lecture, a concert, performed by The Coverlets, will address the persistence of water, drought, and the vast American southwest as themes in popular music. Dr. Leo Mazow is the Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. His book Thomas Hart Benton and the American Sound was awarded the 2013 Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art, presented by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Since 2013, Mazow has joined vocalist Brittany Stephenson in the folk-rock duo, The Coverlets.

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Special Events

  1. Strange But True Tales of New Mexico at the Roswell Public Library

    August 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Bondurant Room

    Join us for a presentation by Ms. Mary Mortensen Diecker. Mary is the author of three volumes of "Roadrunner Tales," containing 1,000 stories about New Mexico. Storytelling has long been a tradition in the Land of Enchantment, helping provide a link between its people and their cultures and conveying the lessons and stories of New Mexico's past. This presentation is a collection of 'strange but true' stories -- some humorous, some poignant -- that illuminate the state's history.

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