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Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell

(4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Again i love that the scholarshiped artists from the contemporary art program get to do a showing of their art here. Great community support. The history of New Mexico is rich and the museum does a gr...  more »
  • The displays seemed to be a hodge-podge of random artifacts. There was some interesting artwork, but it is not a destination that I need to ever see again. 
  • This museum has a lot of artifacts, not a lot to read. It has a lot of art and then it has a lot about the history of space travel, the man that started the Rockets here in Roswell and the different p...  more »
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  • Located off Main Street, parking is behind the Civic Center/Chamber. The museum and art center are not great for kids. Definitely more of an adult venue. Nothing at all hands on, just walk and observe, but much of the art is out/exposed and could easily be touched so it'd be tough for kids to succeed. The art and museum are intertwined so it's a nice switch back and forth. It is free and the art and artifacts are enjoyable.
  • Having traveled all over the country visiting art museums I had very little expectations going into the RMAC however the art was well curated and an interesting assortment of artists. I was unable to see a large portion of the gallery because myself and my family were accosted by the security team. Apparently my 3 year old niece who couldn't run if she wanted too must have taken too big of steps, because in their eyes she was "running". Honestly I believe from the moment we walked in we became victims of bullying and were targeted. The security guard looked at us in disgust as we entered and we were treated like second class citizens. I assure you that we are anything but second class, we were all dressed appropriately and our family acted appropriately within the museum. The security team needs to be retrained on the proper treatment of guests or the RMAC needs to institute a "no children" policy because obviously in the 15 mins we were there we were NOT welcome. As a major contributor to the arts and a new resident of Roswell I now know where I will NOT be contributing too.
  • Super awesome place, especially the Robert Goddard stuff and the local history section. Definitely worth the stop!
  • This is such a great place in Roswell that seems to get over looked often. I highly recommend it!
  • Amazing for a free museum.