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.

Jennifer Nichols—Gallery Director

Hailee Reeder—Gallery assistant
Please contact Hailee for framing and “gallery ready” requests and Ryan instillation times.

The Gypsy Ted Gallery-McMurry University

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.

Contact Information

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


Ryan Gallery Spring Semester 2018

January 14—February 16 Alexis Serio Hughes “Floating Up and Away” Watercolor & Oil paintings

Portfolio reviews—February 16,  9:00-11:15 & 2-4 by appointment

Reception in the gallery—February 16-12-12:30

Artist Talk and guided water color demonstration and application – upstairs Ryan

February 20—March 30, Area Middle School pre-AP Art students exhibit

Opening Reception March 1, 5-7 p.m.

April 4 & 5 submissions due-Student Art Competition
Judging, Friday April 6

McM Student Art Competition and Awards April 6-April 27,
Awards RECEPTION, Friday April 13th at noon

April and May B.F.A. Senior Exhibitions

April 30-May 4—Rob Stannard, Reception,
Friday May 4, 5-6:30 p.m.

May 7—12, Ben Wang 11:30 a.m. Reception, following graduation, May 12

Gypsy Ted Student Gallery II  Spring 2018

Old Main 104    

January 29—FEB. 16, 2018 –Student Graphic Design Exhibit, Reception—Thursday, March 1, 11:30—12:45-CANCELLED

February 20—March 23, 2018  Student Watercolor Exhibition (open subject, new work ) in response to Alexis Hughes watercolors  Reception, Thursday.  February 22, 11:30—12:45.

April 9—April 27)—Salon Des Refuses—McMurry Art Competition  Reception, Friday April 13th , 12:45-1:45.

Senior B.A. Exhibitions

April 23—27—Katie Cokonougher, Reception, Friday, April 27, 5-6:30 p.m.

April 30—May 4—Chris Bartlett, Friday, May 4, Reception, 5-6:30 p.m.

May 7—12—Sara Talkington, Reception, 11:30 a.m. following graduation

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For More Information Contact

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


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