June 25-Oct. 30, 2022
(Re)Visions of Tomorrow
Open Daily, 10 am-6 pm
Inspired by science fiction, the special summer exhibition, Future Shock, features 16 national and international artists exploring humanity’s shared future and our connection to space, science and technology. The exhibition includes a diverse array of concepts and media—virtual reality and installation art to sculpture, film and drawing—each with a unique aspect on the ways in which technology impacts our experience of the world. From the beauty of space exploration, trepidation of our changing climate, to anxiety for machine intelligence, Future Shock is a reminiscing on who we are and the preservation of our integral human spirit amid the continued evolution of our technology-based surroundings.
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Future Shock Happy Hour and Film Screening
Friday, July 1
Happy Hour, 5-7 pm | “A Machine to Live In” Film Screening, 7 pm
Come to a museum-style happy hour and enjoy the new science-fiction-inspired summer exhibition: Future Shock: (Re)Visions of Tomorrow. Relax in the courtyard and get a drink at the bar with exhibition-inspired cocktails, while enjoying a street taco buffet by local chef Melinda Creamer. Artist Nicole Banowetz will stop by for a brief performance. At 7 pm, stroll to the Museum’s auditorium for a screening of A Machine to Live In, a hybrid documentary/art film about Brazil’s capital city, Brasilia, a sixties-era “cosmo-futurist” utopia. Click here for more information and tickets.
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Strolling Performance by Artist Nicole Banowetz
Saturday, July 2, 11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Be on the look-out for artist Nicole Banowetz during the UFO Festival, as she creeps, crawls and saunters through the Museum and Convention Center as part of the exhibition: Future Shock: (Re)Visions of Tomorrow. Nicole Banowetz is a Denver based artist who is known for creating giant inflatable sculpture of microscopic creatures. Her work has been shown internationally in shows in the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, and Poland, and appears frequently at festivals around the world.
A Space-Inspired Evening with the Giovanni String Quartet
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Saturday, July 2, 7:00 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Roswell Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the Roswell Museum and the RMAC Foundation present the Giovanni String Quartet of Albuquerque for an after-hours performance in the Roswell Museum’s galleries during the 2022 UFO Festival. Music will be a space-themed arrangement inspired by the special summer exhibition Future Shock: (Re)Visions of Tomorrow and will feature classical music and compositions from popular films and television. Music will include Holst’s monumental masterpiece, The Planets. Written between 1914-1916 and 15 years before Pluto was discovered, its seven movements take listeners on an epic journey around the solar system.
There will be a 15-minute intermission during the concert with a selection of desserts by local bakery Sweet Baby J’s. Tickets include the performance, after-hours gallery access, dessert and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. All ages welcome.