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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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  • This museum has a terrific layout and is riddled with quality art. All the better, it is free to get in, though by the time you leave I think you will want to leave a donation. The displays are compri...  more »
  • Lots of exhibits including many on Goddard's rocketry and his workshop. Also lots of historical exhibits.  more »
  • “I was the only visitor” when I popped in about an hour before closing. Wandering about, I was intrigued by David Adams’ tin-type photos on oil drum lids. And the western collection including Native A...  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.
  • Love the displays for the Indians and their life. Very good