Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Manuel Rodríguez-Delgado | Space Jammer
Roswell Artist-in-Residence

October 9 – December 20, 2020
Entry Gallery

Manuel Alejandro Rodríguez-Delgado’s work is concerned with the overlap between the technological landscape and built imaginary environments. Through his experimental sculpture-based practice he assumes the role of an artist-inventor who produces objects of an improvised nature. Rodríguez-Delgado’s work investigates the ways these objects can be deployed as frameworks for speculative cultural identities and belief systems, and how they behave (or could behave) as units of cultural production. His most recent body of work is concerned with the complexities of space, specifically with plausible representations of placeness in an historical, fictional, and supernatural context. Read More


Agustín Lucho Pozo Gálvez | Planet River of the Tenement
Roswell Artist-in-Residence

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

Inspired by Calligraphy
Ulfert Wilke and Peter Bilan

March 28 - TBA
Spring River Gallery

Calligraphy is the art of decorative handwriting, and there are some stunningly beautiful examples of it throughout the world. Rather than focus on calligraphy itself, however, this exhibit will showcase pieces from RMAC’s permanent collection that were inspired by forms of calligraphy. Read More

Tonee Harbert | Through the Static and Distance
Roswell Artist-in-Residence

March 21 - TBA
Marshall and Winston Gallery

Tonee Harbert’s photography considers human interaction with the landscape. Any purpose people impose on the land leaves a mark which may be overt, or can faintly show a past narrative. These signs/ signals inhabit our everyday world, where collectively they can take on the qualities of a dream or myth. Read More

Made in New Mexico

December 1, 2018 - long term display
Patricia Gaylord Anderson Gallery

New Mexico is home to a lot of great things, from important historical sites and diverse state parks to roasted green and red chilies. It’s also a land rich with artistic traditions, and continues to be an inspiration to artists today. Native artists and craftsmen have been working here for centuries, while artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley have traveled here seeking new ideas for their work. Today New Mexico continues to attract artists from around the world, whether they seek the mountains of Santa Fe or the unique community of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. Art has always been one of New Mexico’s strongest assets, and will undoubtedly continue to be one of its defining features in the twenty-first century. Read More


Robert H. Goddard: The Father of Modern Rocketry

On Permanent Display
Goddard Gallery and Workshop Recreation

In 1898, a teenage Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945), captivated by the realism of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds, “…imagined how wonderful it would be to make some device which had even the possibility of ascending to Mars.” He began enthusiastically filling notebooks with ideas for getting off the planet. As a graduate student in physics at Clark College in Worcester, Massachusetts, his hometown, he conducted simple tests with gun powder that suggested it was indeed possible to construct a rocket for space travel. Read More

Hurd & Wyeth: Picturing the Hondo Valley

On Permanent Display
Founders Gallery

 The Roswell Museum and Art Center is home to the largest public collection of works by Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth, painters who have both become synonymous with the landscape and culture of southeastern New Mexico. Peter Hurd (1904-1984) was raised in Roswell where his father worked a small ranch southwest of town. Much of his youth was spent astride a horse, and he was known for his equestrian abilities. Roaming the countryside as a youth on horseback earned Hurd an intimate understanding of the hills, prairies, and arroyos that configured the surrounding landscape. Read more

West of Beyond: The Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West

On Permanent Display
Aston Galleries

Donated by Rogers Aston, The Aston Collection of the American West is one  of the most popular and historically significant aspects of the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s holdings. An independent oil producer, rancher, sculptor, and philanthropist, Aston developed a keen interest in the West during time spent on his family’s various ranches. Read more