3610 North Main Street
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: (575) 623-5501
Fax: (575) 623-0550
Arts & Museums
Established in 1994, The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (AMOCA) had humble beginnings, just showcasing works by artists of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program. The museum's collection has grown by leaps and bounds since, and today, it is one of the most sought-after, for contemporary art in the region. The expansive facility has nine dedicated galleries showcasing works, in diverse media, by the artists involved in the program since its inception. Entry to the museum is free and tours of the facility are available. Check website for more.
Roswell Museum and Art Center is a haven to artists and art connoisseurs that was established way back in 1935. The museum aims to disseminate art around town and promote new talent. Today, the place has grown to become a widespread center for art with myriad exhibitions, programs and collections. The exhibitions here are very intriguing with many paintings, old and new, sculptures and other artworks on display. There are also decorative objects and hand-crafted furniture here that are worth a watch. There is a planetarium inside the center where you can explore the universe. Buy books, posters, CDs and more at their store. Events here include film screenings, arts and crafts festivals and so on.
The Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico is a home turned museum that has been around since 1912. It displays a number of art objects and antique pieces from the 1900s. Check their website for more details.
The name "Roswell" is synonymous with aliens and UFOs. The International UFO Museum & Research Center is at the top of the list of places to see for those who are UFO fans. This museum houses documents, audio clips, memorabilia, and exhibits relating to the controversial UFO sighting that took place in Roswell in 1947. Of course, its exhibits also cover anything and everything related to UFOs and alien sightings, thus making for a comprehensive collection.