Roswell Artist-in-Residence Nima Nabavi will be drawing periodically in the gallery during his exhibition Visiting, on view through March 5. Stop in to visit his work in progress or to ask about his process. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1978, Nima Nabavi is a self-taught artist focused on geometric abstraction and its connection to the natural world and psychedelic phenomena. Using mainly pens, paint and rulers, Nabavi applies repetitive numeric symbolism and thousands of hand-drawn lines and pixels to build complexity out of simple forms. Read more »
Spring Films: The Nominees You Didn't See
February 23, March 9 and March 23 | Thursdays at 7 p.m. Free, Sponsored by the RMAC Foundation
This trilogy of powerful films were all nominated for Oscars, but sadly, didn’t win. Take in these groundbreaking films and give them the recognition they deserve. Popcorn and beverages available.
Feb 23: Sound of Metal
A heavy-metal drummer’s life is turned upside down when he begins to lose his hearing and he must confront a future filled with silence. (2020 • 2h • rated R)
Mar 9: Judas and the Black Messiah A biographical crime drama about the betrayal of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in late-1960s Chicago, by an FBI informant. (2021 • 2h 6m • rated R)
Mar 23: Minari A Korean American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of its own American dream. Amidst the challenges of this new life in the strange and rugged Ozarks, they discover the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. (2020 • 1h 55m • rated PG13)
"History of Federal Art Centers”
Lecture by Sara Woodbury
Saturday, February 25, 6 p.m. | Free
As part of the exhibition A Lasting Legacy: 85 Years of the Roswell Museum, former Roswell Museum Curator Sara Woodbury will present her research about Federal Art Centers. Woodbury is a scholar and curator dedicated to expanding how art museums define and enable access to art. Sara is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in American Studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia; her dissertation concentrates on art outreach exhibitions. A short reception will follow. Supported by the RMAC Foundation.
Members' Open House
Friday, March 3, 5:30-8 p.m.
The evening will include gallery tours, light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and a 30-minute overview of current happenings, including the strategic plan, accreditation, exhibitions, programs and renovations.
Museum Meet-Ups are informal gatherings centered around a variety of activities that provide opportunities for Museum Members to get to know one another and experience our spaces in fun, unique ways.
Sunday Afternoon Yoga | Second and Fourth Sundays, 2 - 3 p.m.
Sew Crafty Pin Pals | Wednesdays, 1 - 3 p.m.
Table Top Games Day | First Saturdays restarting Feb 4, 1 - 4 p.m.
Free museum admission for Roswell residents, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
February 11: Folk Art Flowers This is dedicated to the ones we love... Make your own bouquet of flowers during this month's 2nd Saturday. Learn about what different flowers mean and how to send just the right message with them! The best part about these is nothing is out of season.
March 11: Cats Love Water Coloring Borrowing from Neat, Meticulous and Luminous - Remembering Agnes Tait, we will explore watercoloring cats. On paper. Not ACTUALLY watercoloring ON cats. That would be silly. And probably furry. Just come paint a kitty cat with us, it'll be fun!
Second Saturdays offer free museum admission to Roswell residents along with an art or science activity from 10 am to 1 pm. A free, kid-friendly planetarium show is offered at 11 am. Non-residents may participate with museum admission. Second Saturdays are generously supported by the RMAC Foundation.