Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Masha Sha | Unsaid
Roswell Artist-in-Residence

April 30 - June 11, 2021
Marshall and Winston Gallery

RAiR Foundation resident artist Masha Sha has been working on a series of large scale drawings emphasizing the graphic and poetic nature of words. As a Russian artist living in the United States, Masha is engaging in a visual relationship with language that is always in a state of improvisation. Read More.


Alia Ali | Refracted Futures
Roswell Artist-in-Residence

Curated by Aubrey Hobart
March 5 - April 16, 2021

Marshall and Winston Gallery

The title of this exhibition, Refracted Futures, is a linguistic intervention that pushes against the singularity of how we reference the future. Through the several bodies of works presented, the exhibition demonstrates the urgent necessity to shift our thinking towards multiplicity. Read More

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Indigenous American Art, 1960-2000

January 15 – June 20, 2021

Indigenous American artists continually take inspiration from the world around them. While their work may sometimes reference Indigenous traditions and lifeways that have been maintained or altered, their work may equally be inspired by formal problems of line and color instead, like other artists around the globe. Read More



January 15 – May 30, 2021

Whether they're big or small, fuzzy or scaly, artists love to paint and sculpt animals. They might be pets, like Howard Cook’s comical sketches of his dog Blackie, or they might be wild animals like the majestic pronghorns that K. Gunnor Petersen captured in pastels. Read More

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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