Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Opening Reception: Andrea Jespersen

Friday, July 28
5:30 pm: Lecture
6-7 pm: Reception

Join us for a lecture and exhibition reception with Roswell Artist-in-Residence Andrea Jespersen. Jespersen has exhibited at museums and galleries throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, and North America. Recent solo exhibitions have been at Medical Museion in Copenhagen, BALTIC’s project space in England, and the Angus-Hughes Gallery in London. She is a graduate of London’s Royal College of Art and Scotland’s Glasgow School of Art. Her practice and research focus on art grounded in conceptual considerations that incorporate time-consuming handmade methods. To learn more about the artist, please visit
This event is presented in partnership with the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, an artist residency that offers a one year gift of time to artists at all stages in their career from throughout the world. 

Feature Film: Moon

Saturday, July 29
1:30 pm | Free

For three years, Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has dutifully harvested Helium 3 for Lunar, a company that claims to hold the key to solving humankind’s energy crisis. As Sam’s contract comes to an end, the lonely astronaut looks forward to returning to Earth. But when a routine extraction goes horribly awry, it becomes apparent that Lunar hasn’t been entirely straightforward with him. This critically-acclaimed lm won praise for its scientific realism and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. Moon was inspired by actual NASA mining research and was screened as part of a lecture series at NASA’s Space Center Houston. (2009, 97 min, rated R for language. Support provided by the RMAC Foundation

Sunday Conversations in the Galleries: The Robert H. Goddard Collection

with Jeremy Howe
Sunday, August 6
2 pm | Free

Join us as we launch a new series of free, informal gallery talks that focus on the Museum’s collections and current exhibits. For our first series, we’ll take a look at Collecting Roswell: The Donors of RMAC. In anticipation of the Museum’s 80th anniversary in October, Collecting Roswell celebrates some of the major contributions to the formation of the Museum’s core holdings. Drawing from the art collection, the Robert H. Goddard Collection, and the Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West, this exhibit showcases some of the Museum’s finest works while highlighting the contributions of several significant donors. Come learn more about RMAC’s collections and meet some of the exceptional staff who work here.

Second Saturday: 
Monoprints, Patterns & Pastels

with Elaine and Miranda Howe

Saturday, August 12
10 am-Noon  |  Free

Create bold, black, graphic images using a fun and energetic monoprinting technique. Colorful pastels and markers will then be used to incorporate bright patterns and shapes into your pieces. Come join us for this action-packed class.

2nd saturday
Second Saturday is a nine-month program of gallery experiences and hands-on art activities for students in grades 3-12 held on the second Saturday of the month. 

To register a student for the upcoming session, please call Amanda Nicholson at 575-624-6744, ext. 22. Participation is free and space is limited. 

pARTy After Hours!

Friday, September 8
6-9 pm | Free

Enjoy exclusive evening access to the galleries along with gallery talks by Roswell Artist-in-Residence Andrea Jespersen and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Sara Woodbury, mini-exhibit Sublime Decay, film screening of Decasia: The State of Decay by acclaimed avant garde filmmaker Bill Morrison, art activities, a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Come alone, with a group or bring a date. The evening will be filled with a mix of activities presented in a fun, social atmosphere.
September’s pARTy After Hours is the first in a pilot series of after hours events geared for adults that aim to expand access to the Museum and present art as an integral part of our lives. Collaboration and support for this series are provided by the Youth & Professionals for the Arts Collective (YPAC) and the RMAC Foundation. For more information or to get involved, please contact Caroline Brooks at