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 Schedule   Gallery Hours
(9:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m. M-F)

January—May  2021


Ryan Gallery  

January 18—February 18—Anthony Fuentes, “…On the Other Side of Morning…” 

February 20—March 20—Stacia Plaster Miller, Ceramics Showcase

Ceramics workshop—Saturday, March 20, 9:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. in the Chapin Clay Building. Contact Jennifer Nichols, Gallery Director for registration information or Kathie Walker-Millar for clay questions.

Reception Saturday March 20, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

March 22—April 9—McM Art Competition

Awards & Reception TBA

April 12—16--Cameo White, Senior Exhibition “Unus Annus” 

Reception Friday April 16, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

April 19—23--Celine Nguyen, Senior Exhibition, “The Birth of Monsters.” This reception will be a shared event with theatre major Symone Fielder who will present her senior theatre production including scenes from “Antigone” and  “Tartuffe” and the song “One Look” from Sunset Blvd. 

Reception for both students will be Friday, April 23, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

April 25—May 1 Brittany Brzymialkiewicz, Senior Exhibition, “The Indescribable Self” 

Reception Friday April 30, 5:00-6:30 p.m.   

May 3--7 Claire Huffine Hillyer, Senior Exhibition

Reception Wednesday May 5, 5:00-6:30 p.m. 



Gypsy Ted II Gallery

#104 Old Main

January 11—15—Christina Williams, Senior Exhibition, “Nature’s Palette” 

Reception January 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m., artist talk, 5:30 p.m.

March 1—5  Joyce Longenett, Senior Exhibition “ In the Beginning…”

Reception March 5,  4:00-6:00 p.m., artist talk 4:30 p.m.

March 8—19—Kappa Pi Exhibit with HSU, “A Representation of Art from Kappa Pi members from McM and HSU.” 

March 29—April 9—McM Student Competition Salon des la Refuses

April 12—May 7—Desktop Publishing--Children’s Book Exhibition

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For More Information Contact

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