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Roswell Museum and Art Center
100 West 11th Street Roswell
SouthEast
575-624-6744

The Roswell Museum and Art Center is open to the public Monday to Saturday, 9am-5 pm and Sundays and holidays, 1-5 pm. Admission is free. The Museum is known for its outstanding collections of fine art and historical materials. Significant examples of modernist art from the Santa Fe and Taos art colonies are represented in works by Jozef Bakos, Andrew Dasburg, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Victor Higgins, and Georgia O'Keeffe. For the connoisseur of contemporary art there are numerous rotating exhibitions featuring works from the permanent collection and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. The largest public collection of the important regionalists Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth are housed here. Robert H. Goddard, rocket pioneer, spent twelve years in Roswell experimenting with liquid-propellant technology. A recreation of his workshop with tools, rocket assemblies, and launch mechanisms proves to be a highlight for visitors. Another must see exhibition is the Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West with nearly 2,000 objects that recount Spanish Conquest, indigenous habitation, and westward expansion. Included are arms and armor; ranching and farming implements; American Indian clothing and accoutrements; tools of the trapper and mountain man; military equipment; and items reflecting western settlement. The Robert H. Goddard Planetarium offers three programs per month to the public.