Sharbani Das Gupta: In/Sight

October 26, 2019 - April 5, 2020
Opening Reception: 
Friday, October 25 | 5-7pm

Splitting her time between India and the United States, Sharbani Das Gupta uses the perspective she gains from her travels to create immersive environments that give viewers the opportunity to enter an alternative kind of space. Das Gupta has a keen awareness of the human impact on the planet, and she often explores the ecological and social residues of political upheaval. Her allegorical rather than confrontational approach opens a space for empathy and understanding while still emphasizing the need for action. She uses her work to draw attention to the not-so-hidden but often disregarded links between ourselves and the worlds we inhabit and impact. Read More

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A Line in the Sand

November 9, 2019 - May 24, 2020
Opening Reception: 
Friday, November 8 | 5-7pm

The political boundary between the United States and Mexico has an unstable history, with both the location and the importance of the border shifting across this remote region over time. If not for the geographers, surveyors, and scientists sent to map the border, the secretive animals of the mountains, deserts, and rivers might have evaded notice for a long time. Instead, over the course of the 1800s many expeditions passed through this region, collecting and illustrating the animals they discovered. Co-curated by biologists Tracy Diver and Alexis Harrison, this exhibition explores the stories of some of these animals, from the observations of early explorers to contemporary artistic representations of these same species, with notes on the current state of scientific knowledge about each, and thoughts on how the changing nature of the border may affect the wildlife living along it.

This event is part of the Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande regional collaboration. For more information visit 516ARTS 

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Holiday Open House 

Saturday, December 7 , 4-6 pm 

Join us for an elegant evening of holiday music, gallery talks, festive hors d’oeuvres, art-making and a star show. Gather in the courtyard near the glowing chiminea and toss in a pine twig for good luck in this favorite RMAC tradition.

Enjoy a gallery talk as we open the Winter Celebrations exhibition, followed by a gallery talk from the artists of the Axle Contemporary exhibition. Piano music by Donny Simmons will fill the galleries as guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Pecos Flavors Winery, the return of the Stellar Coffee hot beverage bar and Museum members receive discounts in the Museum Store. 

We will conclude the evening with a free planetarium star show before closing our doors so you can enjoy the Holiday Electric Light Parade presented by MainStreet Roswell as it passes along Main Street.

This all-ages event is free and open to the public.