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Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd retrospective to close Sunday

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The last day to visit Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective, at the Roswell Museum and Art Center will be this Sunday.

The popular exhibition, which opened in June, has been seen by thousands of visitors this summer and explores the work, marriage and careers of the two regional artists who contributed to the canon and dialogue of 20th-century American art. Co-organized by the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and the Roswell Museum and Art Center, the exhibition includes more than 90 works by Wyeth, Hurd and family members — including Andrew Wyeth, Henriette’s brother, and N.C. Wyeth, her father —in the influential Wyeth sphere.

The exhibition is accompanied by two richly-illustrated catalogues that include essays by co-curators Sara Woodbury and Kirsten M. Jensen, and several art historians, many of whom were a part of a summer lecture series at the museum, funded in part by the New Mexico Humanities Council. The exhibition is generously funded by the RMAC Foundation.

The Roswell Museum and Art Center is located at 1011 N. Richardson Ave. The entrance and parking is located on the south side of the building and is accessible off of North Richardson Avenue between Ninth and 11th Streets. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Located in southeast New Mexico, the Roswell Museum and Art Center’s mission is to inspire discovery, creativity and cultural understanding of the art and history of the American Southwest and beyond. The museum opened as the Roswell Museum Federal Art Center in 1937 as one of nearly 100 Federal Art Centers established nationwide by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression. With the WPA’s dissolution in 1941, the City of Roswell took over the administration of the museum. Today, RMAC is among only a handful of Federal Art Centers still in operation. Throughout the year, the museum presents a wide range of programs open to the public, including classes, lectures, planetarium shows, family nights, brown bag talks, after-hours events and additional educational programming that develops a lifelong involvement in art, history and science.

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The museum’s vision is marked by community collaboration, audience engagement and a high level of excellence in the broad panorama of services the museum provides to the public. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums for its excellence in operations and programs.

For more information, visit roswellmuseum.org or call 575-624-6744 ext. 14.