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Roswell Museum and Art Center announces spring events

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An April 12 pARTy After Hours celebration will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. (Submitted Photo)

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The Roswell Museum and Art Center will host three lunch talks and a lunar landing celebration this spring.

Moon Landing Event

The museum will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing during its pARTy After Hours event, Friday, April 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The public is invited to enjoy free, exclusive evening access to the museum and a mix of moon-inspired activities at this event for ages 21 and older. A planetarium show, a talk about Robert Goddard, space bingo, cosmic needlepoint and moon gazing are planned. The event also will feature a cash bar, space-themed and 1960s music, and food.

Limited space is available in the moon-themed Kids Zone for children ages 2-12, designed to free up parents to enjoy the event. Pre-registration is required, and there is a $10 fee per child.

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Contact Tiffany, 575-500-0363, to register or for more information. pARTy After Hours is supported by the RMAC Foundation.

Brown Bag Lunch Talks

The Roswell Museum and Art Center will host three special guests for the monthly Brown Bag Lunch Talks from April to June.

These free events provide an opportunity to learn more about the expertise and background of some talented individuals during your lunch break. Bring your lunch to the events, which begin at noon and are scheduled to conclude by 1 p.m.

• On Friday, April 5, local photographer and videographer Donovan Fulkerson will discuss the Roswell Film Festival and provide a preview of the 2019 event.

• Colorado artist, scholar and educator Dr. James Cordova will give the May 17 talk. Originally from Santa Fe, Cordova is a professor of art history at the University of Colorado-Boulder and an award-winning sculptor and painter.

• A former Roswell Artist-in-Residence fellow and Houston-based artist, Natasha Bowdoin, will offer a glimpse into her background and artwork June 7 as she discusses her dynamic cut-paper installations and sculptures.

For more information, visit the museum website, roswellmuseum.org, or call 575-624-6744. The museum is located at 1011 N. Richardson Ave.