ANDERSON MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY ART
An obvious point of departure.
The Anderson (AMoCA) is our very own roadside attraction with a collection
of hundreds of works by former and current RAiR artists.
Interested in the last forty years of
art-making and what motivated American artists as well as some of our overseas
With a little detective work you can travel across the decades and even explore
some of the images and issues that motivated your parents' generation of
Roswell Museum and Art
Housed in part in a traditional adobe
structure built by the WPA
(Works Project Administration) in the 1930's, the RMAC is home of the
gallery that exhibits current RAiR artists. There are also major
works by former RAiR artists as well as fine examples of the Taos
School and artifacts ranging over four centuries of regional history.
absolute must for every hip artist. Showing only the most up to date
works. It's like walking into the pages of
A true pilgrimage destination for devotees of minimalism, modernism
or the Dia Foundation.
A two day adventure into the Davis Mountains and the land of James Dean's "Giant".
Field by Walter De Maria
For serious devotees of Dia's worldview a long two day excursion to the Plains
of St. Augustine in western New Mexico.
You may find that the VLA is more
impressive than DIA.
Bitter Lakes Wildlife Refuge,
Just around the corner. Head east on Pine Lodge Road and
Bottomless Lakes State Park,
bit farther away but worth it. The closest thing to a "beach" in
these parts. Head east on 2nd Avenue across the Pecos River. Once
you're up on Comanche Ridge watch for the sign and head south.
to the Center of the Earth" used some of the natural wonders of the
caves and when you take the walk in, you'll understand that this isn't just
another hole in the ground.
White Sands National Monument
Americas most beloved wonders. Take 70 west, over the mountain past
Alamogordo about 20 miles. The Moonlight Tour is reckoned to be