Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Opening Reception: Louise Deroualle

Friday, May 11 5:30 pm: Lecture
6-7 pm: Reception

Louise Deroualle uses ceramic materials to create formal abstractions that reveal different physical, experiential and emotional facets of herself. Her work is influenced by the cultural experiences to which she has been exposed—from her upbringing in Brazil to her studies and residence in the United States—and the way those interactions build her identity. 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 June 24, 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 program that offers a one year gift of time to artists at all stages in their career from throughout the world. 

Brown Bag Lunch Talk: 
Books and Bites

Wednesday, May 30, 12-1 pm | Free

Spend your lunch hour making your own notebooks or sketchbooks with Curator of Education, Amanda Nicholson. No previous art experience required! If you can fold, cut and glue you can make your own beautiful bound masterpieces. Using handmade papers and various folding techniques you will make two different types of books that are great for gifts or even to display.

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.

Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective

Friday, June 15, 5 - 7 pm: Open Reception

Saturday, June 16 at 2 pm: Panel Discussion with Co-Curators (Kirsten Jensen & Sara Woodbury)

Saturday, June 16 at 3 pm: Lecture by Kirsten Jensen: The Life and Work of Henriette Wyeth

For more on the exhibition please read here

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Henriette Wyeth, Beulah Emmet, 1933, oil on canvas. 46 x 40 in. Courtesy of Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

Magical & Real Lecture Series

With support from a grant by the New Mexico Humanities Council, the Museum is putting together a lecture series  this summer in coordination with the exhibition Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth & Peter Hurd, A Retrospective. Topics to be explored include how the exhibition came together, biographies of the artists, an examination of their work and influences, the importance of place to the artists, as well as Wyeth’s artistic family.  The exhibition combined with the lecture series, will connect audiences more closely with this significant collection. Dates and further details about the series will be available in May.