Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Opening Reception: Julie Alpert

Friday, March 16
5:30 pm: Lecture
6-7 pm: Reception

Seattle-based artist Julie Alpert modifies and arranges craft materials and found-objects in temporary room-size compositions with recurring motifs including roses, chains, bows, drips, nonsensical text, hearts, hashtags and flying carpets that become frozen records of a performance. The artist will give a lecture about her work at 5:30 pm and an opening reception will follow from 6 to 7 pm. The exhibition runs through April 29, 2018, and is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the artist, please visit

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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. 

Brown Bag Lunch Talk:
Museum Manners 101

Wednesday, March 28, 12-1 pm | Free

No flash photography! No food allowed! Don’t touch that! Have you ever wondered why there are so many rules presented to you when you walk into a museum? Join Registrar Amberly Meli as she explains common museum etiquette and the logic and science behind it.


Brown Bag Lunch Talks is a new pilot lunchtime lecture series that takes place on select Wednesdays once per month from noon to 1 pm. Bring a lunch and relax while taking in an informal presentation or discussion on an intriguing topic.  This event is free and open to the public. Talks take place in the auditorium.

pARTy After Hours

Friday, April 27, 6-9 pm
Free | Cash bar available

Seize the night and choose your own art adventure! Experience art, music, food, and drinks as the Museum transforms into a hot spot of activity and entertainment during pARTy After Hours. April's event will feature artists Julie Alpert and Andy Arkley for some visual and interactive fun.

The Kids Zone will return by popular demand to provide an activity area for your young ones while parents enjoy the event. Participation in the Kids Zone is free, however pre-registration is preferred. To sign up, please contact Tiffany Melancon at 575-624-6744 x10.

Please note: This event has been rescheduled for April 27 from March 30.

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pARTy After Hours is 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. For more information or to get involved, please contact Caroline Brooks at

This event is presented in partnership with YPAC (Youth and Professionals for the Arts Collective) and Roswell Next. 

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