Events

Brown Bag Lunch Talk:
Staff Favorites


Wednesday, April 25, 12-1 pm | Free

Visitors to the Roswell Museum usually end up finding at least one favorite work, but have you ever wondered which pieces the staff like the most? Come find out at this brown bag talk highlighting the exhibition Staff Favorites. Learn about the collection’s hidden gems while getting to know the talented staff at the Roswell Museum and Art Center.



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Brown Bag Lunch Talks is a new pilot lunchtime lecture series that takes place on select Wednesdays once per month from noon to 1 pm. Bring a lunch and relax while taking in an informal presentation or discussion on an intriguing topic.  This event is free and open to the public. Talks take place in the auditorium.


pARTy After Hours


Friday, April 27, 6-9 pm
Free | Cash bar available

Seize the night and choose your own art adventure! Experience art, music, food, and drinks as the Museum transforms into a hot spot of activity and entertainment during pARTy After Hours. April's event will feature artists Julie Alpert and Andy Arkley for some visual and interactive fun.

The Kids Zone will return by popular demand to provide an activity area for your young ones while parents enjoy the event. Participation in the Kids Zone is free, however pre-registration is preferred. To sign up, please contact Tiffany Melancon at 575-624-6744 x10.

Please note: This event has been rescheduled for April 27 from March 30.


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pARTy After Hours is 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. For more information or to get involved, please contact Caroline Brooks at c.brooks@roswell-nm.gov.

This event is presented in partnership with YPAC (Youth and Professionals for the Arts Collective) and Roswell Next. 


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Family STEAM Night


Thursday, May 3, 5-8 pm 
Free

Families are invited to come explore concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) in this engaging art- and science-filled evening. All ages can appreciate and gain a broader understanding of science concepts through hands-on activities throughout the Museum with materials and information provided by The National Informal STEM Education Network.


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This event is sponsored in part by the RMAC Foundation and the Science Festival Alliance through funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in support of new science festival initiatives. Be on the look out in the coming months for more information as we partner with community organizations and schools to present an art and science festival spectacular this fall!



Roswell Artist-in-Residence Lecture and Opening Reception: Louise Deroualle


Friday, May 11 5:30 pm: Lecture
6-7 pm: Reception

Louise Deroualle uses ceramic materials to create formal abstractions that reveal different physical, experiential and emotional facets of herself. Her work is influenced by the cultural experiences to which she has been exposed—from her upbringing in Brazil to her studies and residence in the United States—and the way those interactions build her identity. The artist will give a lecture about her work at 5:30 pm and an opening reception will follow from 6 to 7 pm. The exhibition runs through June 24, 2018, and is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the artist, please visit www.louisederoualle.com.

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This event is presented in partnership with the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, an artist residency program that offers a one year gift of time to artists at all stages in their career from throughout the world. 


Brown Bag Lunch Talk: 
Books and Bites


Wednesday, May 30, 12-1 pm | Free

Spend your lunch hour making your own notebooks or sketchbooks with Curator of Education, Amanda Nicholson. No previous art experience required! If you can fold, cut and glue you can make your own beautiful bound masterpieces. Using handmade papers and various folding techniques you will make two different types of books that are great for gifts or even to display.

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Brown Bag Lunch Talks is a new pilot lunchtime lecture series that takes place on select Wednesdays once per month from noon to 1 pm. Bring a lunch and relax while taking in an informal presentation or discussion on an intriguing topic.  This event is free and open to the public. Talks take place in the auditorium.

Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective


Friday, June 15, 5 - 7 pm: Open Reception

Saturday, June 16 at 2 pm: Panel Discussion with Co-Curators (Kirsten Jensen & Sara Woodbury)

Saturday, June 16 at 3 pm: Lecture by Kirsten Jensen: The Life and Work of Henriette Wyeth

More Lectures TBA

With support from a grant by the New Mexico Humanities Council, the Museum is putting together a lecture series this summer in coordination with the exhibition Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth & Peter Hurd, A Retrospective. Topics to be explored include how the exhibition came together, biographies of the artists, an examination of their work and influences, the importance of place to the artists, as well as Wyeth’s artistic family. The exhibition combined with the lecture series, will connect audiences more closely with this significant collection. Dates and further details about the series will be available in May.

For more on the exhibition please read here

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Henriette Wyeth, Beulah Emmet, 1933, oil on canvas. 46 x 40 in. Courtesy of Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.