Dec 16

Collecting Roswell: The Donors of RMAC

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:36 PM by Sara Woodbury

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About the Art: Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram’s Skull with Brown Leaves, 1936, oil on linen, 30” x 36. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Winston, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Marshall, and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Winston, 1957.018.0001

Exhibit Details
  • March 17-July 16, 2017
  • Entry Gallery

For those in the know, the collections of the Roswell Museum and Art Center are renowned for their quality and diversity, but the donors who have shared these works with the community are equally important. In anticipation of RMAC’s 80th anniversary, Collecting Roswell celebrates the major donors who have contributed to the formation of the Museum’s core holdings, and features objects from the art collection, the Robert H. Goddard Collection, and the Aston Collection of the American West. This selection invites visitors to explore the rich collecting history behind some of RMAC’s most celebrated pieces, and consider the ongoing importance of philanthropy to museums as cultural institutions.

Nov 01

Consistent Variety: The Art of Silkscreen

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 3:55 PM by Sara Woodbury

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About the Art: Louie Ewing, Rio Colorado, n.d., color serigraph on paper, 17" x 13". Gift of Carl C. Ewing, 1996.003.0037

Exhibit Details
  • February 24-May 14, 2017
  • Horgan and Graphics Galleries


Consistent Variety explores the diverse world of silkscreen through the Roswell Museum and Art Center's print collection. Visitors will follow the development of this printing process from its connection with the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s, to its central role in Pop Art. From the naturalistic landscapes of Louie Ewing to the abstractions of Red Grooms, come learn about the history and process of this fascinating printing technique while exploring a diverse array of works.


Nov 01

Power: New Works by David Emitt Adams

Posted on November 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM by Sara Woodbury

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About the Art: David Emitt Adams, Navajo Refinery, Artesia, New Mexico, 2015, wet collodion tintype on 55-gallon steel drum lid, 23.5” diameter. Collection of the artist.

Exhibit Details
  • January 13-May 28, 2017
  • Spring River Gallery
  • Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 5:00-7:00 pm. FREE


Based in Arizona, photographer David Emitt Adams explores the sense of place through his use of tintype, an early form of photography developed in the 19th century. Rather than use conventional paper, Adams prints his images on cans, scrap metal, and other detritus found in the landscapes he photographs, blurring the distinction between image and object. For his latest project, Adams has turned his attention to the oil industry, traveling around the country to photograph different refineries. Adams then prints his images directly on to oil drum lids, during these objects into visual meditations on the oil industry that has so strongly shaped the economy, history, and culture of the United States.