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About the Roswell Museum and Art Center

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400 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 220
Roswell, NM 88201
Vice President
Jared Hembree

The Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation promotes and supports the Roswell Museum and Art Center, its educational programs, and its operation and maintenance.

Since 1987, our goal has been to support the Museum by providing financial resources to develop programs that inspire learning and creative exchange. Through this commitment, the Museum has become a vigorous community partner and southeastern New Mexico’s preeminent resource for arts and humanities programming.

How You Can Support the RMAC Foundation
  1. Mail your check to the Foundation Office payable to:
    RMAC Foundation
    400 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 220
    Roswell, NM 88201

  2. Call the Executive Director at the Foundation Office, (575) 627-0918, with your credit or debit card information, expiration date and amount of your donation.
  3. Make your donation through Just Give at
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Acquisitions, Conservation, and Collections Care
  • Acquisitions Funding: Art and artifact purchases for the collection.
  • Art Conservation Support: Conservation assessments and treatments to preserve the collection.

Free Art Classes "Second Saturdays"
Community Outreach and Program Development
  • Scholarships and Fellowships: Studio art class tuition for at risk youth, and visual arts training for adults through the Lorene Johnson Gratton Fellowship Program.
  • International Film Series: Classic to modern avant-garde films that link our community to the world.
  • Lectures: Scholarly lectures that provide greater context about our unique place in the Southwest.
  • Exhibitions: Underwriting for traveling exhibitions, opening receptions, artist talks, and exhibition catalogs.
  • Website Re-development: Providing new, effective ways for the Museum and Foundation to reach and serve its global audience.


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Capital Projects
  • Patricia Lubben Bassett Art Education Center: The Foundation raised $1.1 million in bricks and mortar funding to build this state-of-the-art education facility (1998).
  • Architectural Services: The Foundation underwrote completion of a site plan to renovate the Museum’s outdoor patio (2004).
  • Storage Vault Renovation: The Foundation sponsored the addition of a mezzanine to expand collections storage capabilities (2005).
  • West of Beyond: The Rogers and Mary Ellen Aston Collection of the American West: The Foundation provided supplemental funding for this $676,000 renovation and reinstallation project (2006).
  • Museum Security Upgrades: The Foundation joined with the City of Roswell to upgrade the Museum’s CCTV security system (2007).
  • Courtyard and Goddard Rocket Project (2009).
Staff Support
  • Professional Development: Funding for staff training and development.