pARTy After Hours: 
Swing into the 40s

Friday, August 23, 6-9pm | Free

Join us as we “Swing into the 40s” and celebrate the opening of our new Decades exhibition that highlights works in the RMAC collection from the 1930s and 1940s.

Enjoy exclusive evening access to the Museum and a mix of 40’s inspired activities at this free, after-hours event for ages 21 and over. Come early at 5:30 pm for a free 30-minute swing dance class with instructor Ada Palacios, then be ready to jump and jive as Roswell’s Five Star DJ plays big band music all evening. Take a dance break and create a felt flower corsage or boutonniere, enjoy a gallery talk about the Decades exhibition and get your photo taken in our 40s era photo booth. 

The event will feature a cash bar presented by Pecos Flavors Winery and new this pARTy, BBQ vendor Fireman’s Pit Bar-B-Que from Carlsbad will be on site selling dinner options from pulled pork sandwiches to loaded nachos. Stick around for door prize drawings at the end of the evening generously provided by local vendors. 

The popular Kids Zone will be available for children ages 2-12 with advanced registration and a $10 per child fee. Contact Tiffany Melancon at 575-500-0363 for more information and to register. 

This event is generously supported by the RMAC Foundation. pARTy After Hours is a series of free events for adults that seeks to expand access to the Museum and present art and science as an integral part of our lives.

Family After Hours: 
Fields of Color 

Thursday, August 29, 5-8pm | Free

Explore the world of color at our second Family After Hours event in partnership with RISD Arts Connect. Once more the Museum will be filled with free hands-on art activities encouraging parents to partner with their children to create, while building memorable, shared experiences. A gallery talk about our new exhibition Coloring Inside the Lines with Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Aubrey Hobart, will be offered at 6 pm. Art activities will include painting, collage and drawing all exploring color, lines and shape. 

This event has been developed in partnership with the Roswell Independent School District’s Arts Connect program and is sponsored in part by the RMAC Foundation. Light refreshments will be provided.


The Virtue of Ownership

The Impact of De Jure Segregated Schooling in Southern New Mexico
Panel Discussion and Closing Reception
Saturday, September 7, 2-5pm  |  Free

Join us as we close The Virtue of Ownership: The African American Homesteading Journey in Southern New Mexico with a discussion on the topic of school segregation, its effects on social interactions with other ethnic groups in the community, and how segregated schools interacted with other school communities. This is the conclusion of a two-part segment on the journey of African Americans in New Mexico presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibition. 

RMAC is honored to host the panel discussions and exhibition as we work in partnership to continue conversations about the contributions made by African Americans in this part of the state. School groups are welcome and light refreshments will be provided. 

This event and exhibition were organized in partnership with the African American Museum and Cultural Center of New Mexico. 
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