Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell

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The Roswell Museum and Art Center has grown into a 50,000 square foot facility that includes twelve galleries dedicated to the exhibition of art and history, the Patricia Lubben Bassett Art Education Center, and the Robert H. Goddard Planetarium. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is southern New Mexico’s preeminent museum, lauded for the quality of its exhibitions, programs, and collections.
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  • October 4, 2017
    When we visited, several of the rooms were closed (for renovation maybe?) so we didn't see the entire place. Most of the museum was dedicated to art displays, but there were some historical displays a...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    A true gem of a museum, with both history and art featured. Many clothing items of a variety I've never seen before. We'll presented collections that are identified by a map and numbered item book. Wo...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Roswell Museum has a little of everything, but it has a special exhibit of Peter Hurd and Henrietta Wyeth work. It also contains rooms with Robert Goddard rocket material. Goddard pioneered rockets we...  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    This Museum offers displays of historical objects, fine art exhibitions and art related classes. I would expect the average visitor to spend between 45min to 2 hours in the museum. It has a nice gift shop with Native American jewelry, books and local art. The museum's​ art collection focuses on modern and contemporary artists mostly from the Southwest. It also has a unique collection of objects from Robert H. Goddard a rocket pioneer and Rodgers Aston collection of the American West. The museum was founded in 1937 and was a WPA works project to serve as a cultural hub for the region. Important to note that the Roswell museum and art center was founded 10 years before the now famous "incident​" but doesn't have displays related to that event. The museum​ has had many additions over the years including a impressive ceramics studio, planetarium, auditorium and court yard with outdoor sculptures and a rocket tower!
  • June 6, 2017
    A delightful surprise. A wide variety of styles and media, enjoyable by anyone. Well worth a visit.
  • April 14, 2017
    Great museum, lots of different exhibits from history, natural history, and art of all types. They've got some great stuff in Robert Goddard!
  • March 17, 2017
    Nice place. Interesting exhibit. But it looks abandoned from the outside. Also it's free.
  • January 25, 2017
    Interesting exhibits, free admission. If you have time to spare and are in Roswell, you might stop here. But I do not recommend going out of your way to come.

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