Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Justin Richel | A Window, A Door, A Ladder
Roswell Artist-in-Residence

January 8 - February 19, 2021
Marshall and Winston Gallery

With an interest in simulacra and trickster mythologies, Justin Richel's recent body of work explores the art and artifice inherent in the painting medium through the combined practice of sculpture and painting. Read More

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Indigenous American Art, 1960-2000

January 15 – June 20, 2021

Indigenous American artists continually take inspiration from the world around them. While their work may sometimes reference Indigenous traditions and lifeways that have been maintained or altered, their work may equally be inspired by formal problems of line and color instead, like other artists around the globe. Read More

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Animals!

January 15 – May 30, 2021

Whether they're big or small, fuzzy or scaly, artists love to paint and sculpt animals. They might be pets, like Howard Cook’s comical sketches of his dog Blackie, or they might be wild animals like the majestic pronghorns that K. Gunnor Petersen captured in pastels. Read More

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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.  Read More

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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.”  Read More
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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. Read more
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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

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