FUTURE SHOCK: (Re)Visions of Tomorrow

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June 25 – October 30, 2022

Hunter, Donald B. Anderson and Spring River Galleries

Inspired by science fiction, the summer special exhibition, Future Shock, features 16 national and international artists exploring humanity's shared future and our connection to space, science and technology. The exhibition includes a diverse array of concepts and media—virtual reality and installation art to sculpture, film and drawingeach with a unique aspect on the ways in which technology impacts our experience of the world. From the beauty of space exploration to anxiety for machine intelligence and our changing climate, Future Shock is a reminiscing on who we are and the preservation of our integral human spirit amid the continued evolution of our technology-filled surroundings.

The exhibition includes work from a renowned group of artists, including Aziz + Cucher, Nicole Anona Banowetz, Ala Ebtekar, Kira Dominguez Hultgren, Wayne Hodge, Rhonda Holberton, Sanaz Mazinani, Ross Meckfessel, Ranu Mukherjee, Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez-Delgado, Tulapop Saenjaroen, Alfredo Salazar-Caro, Elias Sime, Shoshannah White, Brandon Vickerd. Also included is the film "A Machine to Live In" directed by Yoni Goldstein and Meredith Zielke.

Support for Future Shock and its related programming comes from the RMAC Foundation, the City of Roswell, Josh Berry, Rudy's Towing and South Main Metal Building Supply. Thanks also goes to Kerry Moore of B'Wiches, Chef Melinda Creamer, Pepper's Bar and Grill, Tonee Harbert, and the City of Roswell Facilities Department for their energies, enthusiasm and support.

Future Shock Related Programming:

Members' Future Shock Opening Party

Friday, June 24, 5-8 pm

Come celebrate the opening of the Museum’s special summer exhibition Future Shock: (Re)Visions of Tomorrow, and be among the first to view this dynamic science-fiction-inspired experience. Enjoy live jazz music, cosmos-inspired food by Chef Kerry Moore of B’wiches, a cash bar with Peppers Grill and Bar, door prizes and more. This event is free to current Members and their guests. 

"A Machine to Live In" Film Screenings

Thursdays, July 7 - September 15, 6 p.m.
Saturdays, July 9 - October 29, 3 p.m.

As part of Future Shock, watch A Machine to Live In—a hybrid documentary/art film about Brazil's capital city, Brasilia, a sixties-era “cosmo-futurist” utopia. Screening included with admission.

Third Thursday Gallery Talks

July 21, August 18, September 15 at 5 p.m. 

Explore Future Shock with a 45-min thematic tour led by Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Aaron Wilder.

Extended Summer Hours

On Thursdays, July 7 through September 15, 2022, the Museum will be open until 8 p.m. Normal admission rates apply.




During the 2022 UFO Festival: 

Future Shock Happy Hour and Film Screening

Friday, July 1 

Happy Hour, 5-7 pm  |  "A Machine to Live In" Film Screening, 7 pm

Tickets: $20/person

Come to a museum-style happy hour and enjoy the new science-fiction-inspired summer exhibition: Future Shock: (Re)Visions of Tomorrow. Relax in the courtyard and get a drink at the bar with exhibition-inspired cocktails, while enjoying a street taco buffet by local chef Melinda Creamer. Artist Nicole Banowetz will stop by for a brief performance. At 7 pm, stroll to the Museum's auditorium for a screening of A Machine to Live In, a hybrid documentary/art film about Brazil's capital city, Brasilia, a sixties-era “cosmo-futurist” utopia. Click here for more information and tickets. 


Strolling Performance by Artist Nicole Banowetz

Saturday, July 2, 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Be on the look-out for artist Nicole Banowetz during the UFO Festival, as she creeps, crawls and saunters through the Museum and Convention Center as part of the exhibition: Future Shock: (Re)Visions of TomorrowNicole Banowetz is a Denver based artist who is known for creating giant inflatable sculpture of microscopic creatures. Her work has been shown internationally in shows in the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, and Poland, and appears frequently at festivals around the world.  

A Space-Inspired Evening with 
the Giovanni String Quartet

Saturday, July 2, 7:00 p.m.  |  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $15/person 

The Roswell Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the Roswell Museum and the RMAC Foundation present the Giovanni String Quartet of Albuquerque for an after-hours performance in the Roswell Museum’s galleries during the 2022 UFO Festival. Music will be a space-themed arrangement inspired by the special summer exhibition Future Shock: (Re)Visions of Tomorrow and will feature classical music and compositions from popular films and television. During intermission, enjoy a selection of desserts by local bakery Sweet Baby J’s. Tickets include the performance, after-hours gallery access, dessert and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. All ages welcome. Click here for more information and tickets.