Current Exhibitions

Marie Alarcón: Relocations 

Roswell Artist-in-Residence

January 15 – February 27, 2022
Samuel H. Marshall & Donald Winston Gallery

Marie Alarcón’s works are inspired by vernacular arts and breaks from cinema only in form. Working with light and shadow, reflection and projection, the majority of the materials consist of detritus and industrial domestic materials treated as textiles. Alarcón is a multimedia artist who works primarily in non-fiction film. Read more »

Marie Alarcon artwork

Decades: The 1970s

January - Spring 2022
Spring River and Hunter Galleries

It is necessary to occasionally look back to better understand where we are now. Decades: The 1970s is a continuation of the Roswell Museum’s look at artistic output on a ten-year basis reflecting on how artists grappled with the changing times. All works presented in this exhibition are from the museum’s permanent collection. Read more » 

Colleen Browning Union Mixer, 1975

Barbara Latham: Lifetime Artist

December 2021 – Summer 2022
Donald B. Anderson Gallery

Pictorial artist and illustrator Barbara Latham (1896-1989) was a Roswell Artist-in-Residence (RAiR) 1967-1968. Latham and her husband, fellow artist Howard Cook, helped create what became the RAiR program that continues to this day. The 20 works from the Roswell Museum’s collection displayed here represent only a small amount of output by an artist who spent her entire life employing her artistic skills in documenting the people, places, and things she encountered. Read more » 

Barbara Latham self portrait

Michele Borque Sewards: Flora & Fauna

December 2021 – Summer 2022
Entry Gallery

Pictorial artist Michele Bourque Sewards was a Roswell Artist-in-Residence (RAiR) 1973-1974. Many of the works featured in this exhibition were created during that time. Bourque Sewards credits her experience in the RAiR program as a major catalyst in her artistic career, opening doors to further opportunities she would not have had without her Roswell residencyRead more »

Michelle Borque Sewards lithograph called Flower

Decades 1960s

August 2021 - Winter 2022

Graphics and Horgan Galleries

In the United States, the 1960s marked a period of significant change. Highly charged political events like the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy lead to a generation of fed-up young people who wanted to tune-in, turn on, and drop out. The counterculture movement was an opportunity to question authority and detach from the materialism that marked the 1950s. Read more »

decades 60

Made in New Mexico

December 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 »


Robert H. Goddard: The Father of Modern Rocketry

On Permanent Display
Goddard Gallery and Workshop

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 »

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 »

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 »