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.

Contact Information

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

Rhonda Fujiwara - Gypsy Ted Student Director

Cameo White - Gallery Student Intern


McMurry University Gallery Fall 2021


Ryan Gallery

August 23-September 16 Faculty Exhibit
RECEPTION: 11:30-12:30 Thursday, September 9

September 20--October 25 Linda Stricklin Homecoming Exhibit
Etch A Sketch with Linda Stricklin
* Her work will share the gallery with student's work.

Homecoming October 14--16 Linda Stricklin-Alumni Art exhibit
Open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Art and Theatre Together
Reception in Ryan--October 15, 4:00-5:30 before the theatre production ("The Adams Family" at 6:00 p.m. in Radford).

October 25-29, Jade Chabarria BFA Senior Art Exhibit.
Reception Friday, October 29

November 8--12, Jonah Garcia BFA Senior Art Exhibition.
Reception Friday, November 12

November 15-19, Mackenzie Bierma, BFA Senior Art Exhibition.
Reception Friday, November 19

November 22-December 3, Christmas Student Art Sale in Ryan Fine Arts Center
1642 Sayles Blvd. East foyer and gallery,



Gypsy Ted II Gallery

#104 Old Main

August 23-September 23 Student Summer Art exhibit.
September 23 begins INKTOBER student exhibit.
Students work on same size paper and submit drawings each day.

Homecoming Reception before theatre production October 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m.


October 26--November 5 Dia de los Muertos Student Exhibit
Reception Monday November 1 at noon.

November 8-December 3 OPEN

September 10 Kappa Pi new member induction
Bar-B-Q Ryan courtyard

Sept. 1 Graphic Design entries due

Sept. 1-3 Linda Stricklin workshops during classes

October 14-16 Homecoming

October 19 Field Trip to DFW

October 20-23 Kappa Pi Sugar Skull workshop
Ryan Art Ed Room

November 3-5 TAEA Conference-Round Rock

Nov. 22-Dec.3 Student Art Christmas Sale

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For More Information Contact

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