McMurry University Art Galleries

Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Gallery

The Amy Graves Ryan Fine Arts Gallery is the main exhibition space at McMurry University. Along with serving as a teaching tool, the gallery exhibits the works of students, faculty, and local and regional artists.

Most exhibits include artist lectures and receptions, allowing the artists to connect with both students and the Abilene community.

Gypsy Ted Gallery II

The Gypsy Ted Gallery is located on the first floor of Old Main in room 105. This galley is named for Gypsy Ted Sullivan Wylie who served McMurry as the first Dean of Fine Arts from 1923-1947. The gallery is run by a qualified student director who is responsible for all student exhibitions, art management, preparatory work and receptions. This gallery is open by appointment. 

Spring 2022 Calendar

Ryan Gallery

January 17- February 19

Jarrad Hamilton, “The Healing Heart” acrylic paintings
Artist will talk to classes Thursday afternoon before the reception 4:00-6:00, and Friday in the Art History room.

February 28- March 25

Julie Simer, BFA 2003, “Pathway to Portraiture”
Reception, Thursday, March 10, 4:30-6:00.

March 28-April 1

Kyla Henderson, Senior Exhibit, “Spooky“
Reception Friday, April 1, 4:00-5:30.

April 4-April 8

Marbet Cintron , Senior exhibit,  “Even Though It’s Night“  
Reception, Friday, April 8, 4:30-6:00.

April 11-15

Salem Kirkland, Senior exhibit, “Into the Light”   
Reception, Thursday, April 14, 5:00-6:30.

April 19-21

Student Competition entries are due in Ryan Gallery.

April 22

Student entries will be juried.

April 25-May 6

Student Competition. First and Second places will hang in Furr Welcome Center.

May 9-14

Final Exams
Baccalaureate and Graduation

May 16-August 22.

Summer Exhibition TBA

August 26-September 16

Reception, Friday, September 16, 5:00 - 6:00.
Trolley Tour followed by receptions downtown at HSU & ACU.

September 23-October 15

Chris Melia
Thursday, September 22 work with both clay classes. 
Friday, September 23 speak to classes on the art making process and the business of being an artist including demos. 
Reception 4:00-5:30. 
Saturday, September 24 Clay workshop in Chapin, 9:00-3:00

October 21-22


Gypsy Ted II Gallery

January 17-March 11

Larla Morales, “Transmutation: The Mundane Through the Lens of The Extraordinary “  
Artist Talks - Jewelry class, February 9, 11:30 - 2:00
Clay class Thursday March 3, from 3:00-4:00
Reception 4:00-5:00.

March 21-April 12

VASE, High School Regional entries advancing to state
Reception TBA 

April 18-22

Mary Dunn, Senior exhibit, "Melancholy Moments"  
Reception, April 21, 6:00-7:30

April 26-May 12

Children’s Book Exhibit,  by Desk Top Publishing Class
Reception, Thursday, May 5, 12:00

May 16

May Term begins.


Paint gallery and begin installing McM Centennial Exhibition

Contact Information

Jennifer Nichols - Gallery Director
McMurry University
Department of Art
1642 Sayles Blvd.
Abilene, TX 79605

Rhonda Fujiwara - Gypsy Ted Student Director 

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For More Information Contact

Kathie Walker-Millar
Department of Art
McMurry University
1 McMurry University #8
Abilene, Texas  7969