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


McMurry University Gallery Calendar 2018-2019


Ryan Gallery

Hours: 9-4:30 Monday through Friday

September 3-27, SculpTour event exhibition, artist to be announced. Opening reception 5-6 p.m. Friday, September 21, Ryan Gallery.

October 3-November 1, alumni homecoming art exhibit, Dr. Ralph McCleskey, photography  “Capture the Moment, Relive the Experience.”  

Reception, artist talk and art reunion 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday October 12 in the gallery, prior to the theatre event. Gallery will be open 10-2 on Saturday, October 13.

Gypsy Ted II Student Gallery

Hours: 9-4:30 Monday through Friday

September 6-20, “Rising Stars” incoming freshman highlight their best art from their senior year of high school

October 1-25, Juried student exhibit

Homecoming reception, Friday October 12, 5-6 p.m. the gallery will be open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

October 29-November 2, Tiffanie Kettner Senior exhibition, “Monstress  Madness.”

Reception-Thursday, November 1, 5:30-7 p.m.

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For More Information Contact

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