Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, RMAC is closed until further notice. 
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Jordan Craig | Your Favorite Color is Yellow

Roswell Artist-in-Residence

Donald B. Anderson Gallery

Jordan Ann Craig is a Northern Cheyenne artist based in California and New Mexico. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and studied studio art and psychology. Her work includes painting, prints, textile prints and artist books. In 2017, Craig was awarded the H. Allen Brooks Traveling Fellowship in which she travelled around Europe working in communal print shops. In addition, Craig was the 2018 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe. She returned to Santa Fe as an artist-in-residence at the Institute for American Indian Arts in 2019. Currently, Craig is an artist fellow in the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. Read More

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Michael Waugh | A Fable For Tomorrow

Roswell Artist-in-Residence

Entry Gallery

Michael Waugh was born in Cambridge, MA. He earned his graduate degree in painting from New York University in 2000; but he also has degrees in writing from Texas State University and history from the University of Texas. He has exhibited internationally for the last fifteen years and his work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Art in America, and ARTNews. His work is held in numerous collections, including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and The McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. He is the recipient of awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Marie Walsh Sharp Space Program, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Read More

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Inspired by Calligraphy
Ulfert Wilke and Peter Bilan



March 28 - TBA
Spring River Gallery


Calligraphy is the art of decorative handwriting, and there are some stunningly beautiful examples of it throughout the world. Rather than focus on calligraphy itself, however, this exhibit will showcase pieces from RMAC’s permanent collection that were inspired by forms of calligraphy. Read More
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Tonee Harbert | Through the Static and Distance
Roswell Artist-in-Residence


March 21 - TBA
Marshall and Winston Gallery


Tonee Harbert’s photography considers human interaction with the landscape. Any purpose people impose on the land leaves a mark which may be overt, or can faintly show a past narrative. These signs/ signals inhabit our everyday world, where collectively they can take on the qualities of a dream or myth. 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. Native artists and craftsmen have been working here for centuries, while artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley have traveled here seeking new ideas for their work. Today New Mexico continues to attract artists from around the world, whether they seek the mountains of Santa Fe or the unique community of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. Art has always been one of New Mexico’s strongest assets, and will undoubtedly continue to be one of its defining features in the twenty-first century. Read More

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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.” He began enthusiastically filling notebooks with ideas for getting off the planet. As a graduate student in physics at Clark College in Worcester, Massachusetts, his hometown, he conducted simple tests with gun powder that suggested it was indeed possible to construct a rocket for space travel. Read More
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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. Peter Hurd (1904-1984) was raised in Roswell where his father worked a small ranch southwest of town. Much of his youth was spent astride a horse, and he was known for his equestrian abilities. Roaming the countryside as a youth on horseback earned Hurd an intimate understanding of the hills, prairies, and arroyos that configured the surrounding landscape. Read more
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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

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