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Posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:36 PM by Sara Woodbury
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.
Posted on November 1, 2016 at 3:55 PM by Sara Woodbury
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.
Posted on November 1, 2016 at 3:53 PM by Sara Woodbury
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.