Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue

The Daniel E. Prall Collection

Donald B. Anderson Gallery
July 2 - Nov 21, 2021

On loan from The Wheelwright Museum
of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM

Conversations: Artworks in Dialogue highlights pieces from the collection of Daniel E. Prall, a dedicated volunteer and longtime supporter of the Wheelwright Museum. His Native American collection included 320 major artworks, with emphasis on painting, drawing, pottery, and sculpture. Prall bequeathed the collection to the Wheelwright Museum in 2017. Read More.



WANG Chen | In The Woods
Roswell Artist-in-Residence

June 25 - August 22, 2021

Marshall and Winston Gallery

Saying that WANG Chen is a digital artist is hugely understating the amount of physical effort and thought that goes into their work. In this immersive video installation, every blade of grass, every stone, and every character has been meticulously made in the real world before being transferred into the computer and becoming a layer in an intricate scene. Read More.



A Lucky Escape: The Wild World of William Goodman

Second Saturday, June 12, 2021

Opening Reception with the artist, 11a.m. - 2p.m.
Family Activity, 10a.m. - 1p.m.

A Lucky Escape: The Wild World of William Goodman, a retrospective exhibition, will open in the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s Hunter Gallery in conjunction with RMAC Second Saturday, June 12. In 1971, William Goodman completed a 30-foot mural titled Oddy Knocky, which is now one of the most beloved paintings in the collection... Read More.



Dreams and Nightmares

May 15-August 27, 2021
Entry Gallery

Dreams are windows into our subconscious minds Dreams are windows into our subconscious minds. Every night as we sleep, our brains manage the information we received that day, sorting it into short-term or long-term memory. Through this process, snippets of sights, sounds, and sometimes smells get separated and reconstituted into dreams: random fragments of thought and memory. Read More.


Made in New Mexico

December 1, 2018 - long term display
Patricia Gaylord Anderson Gallery

New Mexico is home to a lot of great things, from important historical sites and diverse state parks to roasted green and red chilies. It’s also a land rich with artistic traditions, and continues to be an inspiration to artists today.  Read More


Robert H. Goddard: The Father of Modern Rocketry

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.”  Read More

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. Read more

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