RMAC Puzzle Room

Open through December 2020

Do you love crosswords, hidden object and logic puzzles? Put your observation and puzzle-solving skills to the test! The artists in the Roswell Artist-in-Residence (RAiR) program have been keeping a secret for more than 50 years, leaving clues to it in their artworks. Can you discover the secret?

As a small fundraiser, “The RMAC Puzzle Room: A RAiR Secret” has opened in one of the museum’s galleries and will run through December. Similar to an escape room, participants are introduced to a fictional storyline, tied to objects from the permanent collection, which directs them to solve enough puzzles to discover “a RAiR secret” in 60 minutes. The activity is geared to ages 16 and older with an interest in logic and word puzzles. The fee is $5 per person and the activity will accommodate three to five players. Precautions have been taken to ensure there is little to touch, and the space will be disinfected between groups.
Following state safety guidelines, the museum continues to operate at a 25-percent capacity, requires face coverings, and has social-distancing guidelines. Cleaning has been enhanced throughout the museum, including increased frequency of disinfecting high-traffic surfaces, and sanitizer stations are available in several areas. In accordance with state requirements, the museum’s staff, as well as all visitors, are required to wear face coverings; complimentary masks will be provided for guests who need one.

Puzzle Room reservations are available during museum visiting hours Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. As recommended by state and city officials, those who are not feeling well and people with serious medical conditions should delay their visit until a safer time. To make a reservation, call 624-6744.
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Agustín Lucho Pozo Gálvez | Planet River of the Tenement
Roswell Artist-in-Residence

Artist Talk via Zoom: December 4, 2020 at 5:30pm 
Link will be posted closer to event date

October 9 – December 20, 2020
Donald B. Anderson Gallery

Agustín Lucho Pozo Gálvez, is originally from Chile. Pozo noticed that the overwhelming feeling of this challenging year was not necessarily fear or despair, but confusion and uncertainty. He channeled this confusion into large chaotic and colorful paintings that incorporate mixed media objects. The works are thickly painted with many layers, giving visual representation to the ways in which we’ve all been processing new information, changing our behaviors, and adapting to our situations. Balanced by his delicate mixed media sculptures, Pozo’s exhibit gives one the grandiose spiritual feeling of walking into an elaborately decorated Baroque church. 
Lucho brick

Virtual Programming

Museum Moments
Join RMAC Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Aubrey Hobart, on Mondays for a short video exploring the galleries and vaults of the Museum! This program can be found on our Facebook page and Instagram account @rmacroswellnm

Midweek Re-Boot: Gentle Yoga
Gentle yoga moves slowly and mindfully, allowing you to move safely into a variety of standing, seated, and supine poses, calming the mind and body. Join 200 hour certified yoga instructor Alice Buck for this all-levels gentle yoga class recorded in the Museum's galleries to re-set every other Wednesday. This program can be found on the Museum Facebook page.

Space is Awesome!

Planetarium Coordinator, Jeremy Howe, takes us on a weekly look at the night sky. Tune in Fridays for what to watch for over the weekend! This program can be found on our Facebook page and Instagram account @rmacroswellnm

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all in-person RMAC events are on hold until further notice.