Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Roswell Artist-in-Residence: Rachel Grobstein

November 18, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 17, 5:30-7 pm with artist's lecture at 5:30 pm
Marshall and Winston Galleries



Rachel Grobstein’s labor-intensive process of miniature painting and sculpture is intended to create intimacy and slow down the act of seeing by representing objects that are commonly overlooked. She often installs her work directly onto the wall with pins, creating a subtle architecture of shadows and playfully referencing natural specimens. Recent work takes the form of visual inventories, suggesting the pathos of creating order from fragments of endless lists. Read more.
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Pennsylvania Impressionists


November 10, 2017 - May 31, 2018


Founders Gallery



Drawn from the Michener’s permanent collection, this selection highlights fifteen works by some of Pennsylvania’s most renowned Impressionist painters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including John Folinsbee, Edward W. Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and more. From springtime meadows to the snow-covered river scenes, this exhibition has a landscape for every season. Since these works rarely travel to the western United States, visitors will have an unusual opportunity to explore regional painting traditions from another part of the country. Read more
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RAiR at 50


October 6, 2017 - April 6, 2018
Patricia Gaylord Anderson, Entry, Russell Vernon Hunter, and Spring River Galleries



In celebration of RAiR’s 50th anniversary, this exhibition invites alumni of the program to share their recent art with the Roswell community. With more than 170 participants submitting new work, this show will occupy most of the Museum’s galleries, emphasizing the grant’s impressive scope. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about RAiR’s many recipients while discovering how their work has continued to evolve since their time with the program. Read more

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50 Years of RAiR:

 

Works from the 
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program


May 27, 2017-January 2018
Horgan and Graphics Galleries



For fifty years, the Roswell Artist-in-Residency Program has empowered artists by enabling them to focus exclusively on their creative practices. Established in 1967 by oil businessman, philanthropist and artist Donald B. Anderson, the RAiR grant offers its recipients "the gift of time" by providing the housing, studio space, and income that gives artists and personal and financial freedom to concentrate on their own art for a year. Read more

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Robert H. Goddard: Dreamer, Tinkerer, Pioneer

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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New Mexico: 20th Century Visions 


On Permanent Display
Donald B. Anderson Gallery


 
This exhibition features the work of noted artists and artisans who lived and worked in northern New Mexico, especially around the art colonies of Santa Fe and Taos. Some of the most prominent New Mexico modernists featured in this installation include Georgia O’Keeffe, Stuart Davis, Victor Higgins, Jozef Bakos, and B.J.O. Nordfeldt. Read more
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Art & Environment 


On Permanent Display
Patricia Gaylord Anderson Gallery 



Selected from the Museum’s permanent collection, the works featured in this exhibit are rotated on a regular basis to emphasize the depth of the RMAC’s holdings, as well as explore diverse perspectives on the land that has captured the imagination of New Mexico-based artists for several generations. Read more
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