SouthWest Regional Museum of Art

Southwest Regional Museum of Art and Art Center will be a cultural jewel for communities within this geographic area and a magnet for art lovers traveling in our state. SWRMA and Art Center will offer exciting educational opportunities and enjoyment in looking at art, studying art and making art.

The Museum’s emphasis in its permanent collection is American Art from 1850 to contemporary times. Invitational exhibitions may include art of other cultures and times.

Types of art already in the permanent collection include bronze sculpture, paintings, original prints and drawings, photographs and contemporary ceramics.  The museum will curate exhibits from the Ralph Johnson major fine art glass collection. Having several galleries within the Museum will allow for a new curated exhibition to appear each month, making a visit to SWRMA and Art Center always exciting, along with a chance to again view artworks that have become  old friends.

A unique Department among museums, the Southwest Regional Museum of Art and Art Center offers the C.W. Flanders Art Research Library, open to use within the Museum by the public. The Library catalogue will on available worldwide online. 

We are excited about the future of this fine art museum in Silver City, New Mexico.  It  will enhance an already vibrant art community and expand the education and enjoyment of art - loving visitors from all over. Keep watching this site!


Your SWRMA and Art Center Board of Directors

Our Mission 

To inspire creativity, gather community spirit, to educate and celebrate our culture. To accomplish this, SWRMA will preserve and exhibit a permanent fine art collection, show contemporary exhibitions, host special juried exhibitions and provide educational opportunities through the Visual Arts.