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Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell

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Observatory Art Museum
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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  • After our trip with Dennis we returned here at our leisure. Some interesting artifacts to do with local history and lots about Robert Goddard and his invention of the rocket.  more »
  • Driving through Roswell, we stopped to photograph Robert Goddard's statue, which sits outside the Museum. One inside we were keen on see the workroom and artifacts of Goddard and his team, which is pr...  more »
  • This art gallery is next to the visitor's center. Free admission to the gallery. Old Western artifacts as well as art. We were told about the gallery by our tour guide Dennis on the Roswell UFO Tour o...  more »
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  • 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!
  • A delightful surprise. A wide variety of styles and media, enjoyable by anyone. Well worth a visit.
  • Great museum, lots of different exhibits from history, natural history, and art of all types. They've got some great stuff in Robert Goddard!
  • Nice place. Interesting exhibit. But it looks abandoned from the outside. Also it's free.
  • 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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