The Millicent Rogers Museum celebrates and shares the arts and cultures of the southwest through a series of intimate exhibitions located in its 5000 square foot museum. Named for fashionista Millicent Rogers, the museum exhibits her private collection of extraordinary silver and turquoise jewelry. Millicent came to New Mexico to recover from a break-up with movie star Clark Gable and remained here for the rest of her life. Her family established the museum after her death to honor her interest and commitment to the cultures and communities of the region. With a collection of more than 6000 objects, the museum has exceptional holdings of Indian pottery, carvings, beadwork, contemporary jewelry and fine art. A highlight is the collection of pottery, tools and artifacts relating to the life of Maria Martinez--New Mexico's most famous potter. Additionally, the museum is also home to one of the Southwest's premier collection of Hispanic folk art including carved bultos, elegantly painted retablos and finely woven textiles. Changing exhibits from the permanent collection help to tell the stories of the three cultures of New Mexico. Located in a mid-20th century home with additions by the famed firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the museum welcomes visitors from around the world. Special events during the year are directed towards collectors of Southwestern arts and include a contemporary jewelry show, a fine arts auction and a weekend antiques show.