Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art

by Liz

I recently visited the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell after failing to find any extraterrestrial beings (other than a few inflatables lingering in the store windows wearing hideous outfits). Roswell isn’t just about aliens, though. In fact, it’s the least of Roswell’s charms. Don’t go to the town looking for spacecraft; instead, go for the hidden gems like the Anderson Museum.

“Donald Anderson has assembled a collection of over 300 works of art produced by the talented individuals that have participated in the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. Housed in over 10,000 square feet of exhibition space, this permanent and growing collection represents one of the most significant gathering of contemporary art in the region.”

The place is brimming with everything from classical-style art to performance and outsider pieces. The museum works on a fabulous residency program. Artists are chosen and given a year of residence at the museum to create artworks, then one or more of their pieces are chosen for the museum.

Sooooo….where do I sign up? 🙂