3610 North Main Street
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: (575) 623-5501
Fax: (575) 623-0550
3610 North Main Street, Roswell, NM, US, 88201
- Phone: (575) 623-5501
- Fax: (575) 623-0550
Arts & Museums
On the second floor of the Enrollment and Development Center at NMMI, the McBride Museum features displays regarding Corps life and military conflicts in which alumni have served.
More than 300 diverse works of contemporary art, including photographs, paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, are featured in seven galleries, among 17,000 square feet of exhibition space. William Goodman, Luis Jimenez, Cristina Gonzalez, Linda Mieko Allen, and Ted Kuykendall are just some of the artists represented.
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 Robert H. Goddard Planetarium adjoins the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Open to the public one week per month, its shows are suitable for varied age ranges.
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 of ‘Roswell’ synonymous with “aliens” and UFOs. The ‘Roswell Incident’ gave impetus to the already blossoming UFO culture, as it were, and the town sees hordes of tourists who come here specifically to know more about this incident and, perhaps, satisfy their curiosity. 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 that are all about the controversial UFO sighting of 1947. Of course, its collections also cover anything and everything related to the UFOs and alien sightings, thus making for a comprehensive visit. See the website to know more.