Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery encourages us to discover a different view of our world and to make art a part of our everyday life. Located on the West Campus in New Port Richey, this dynamic gallery presents various art forms including ceramicists, illustrators, painters, photographers, printmakers, and sculptors throughout the year.
All exhibits are presented at no charge to the public.
2019-2020 Exhibit Schedule: Eye of the Beholder
Artists: Students of the Red Apple School
August 21–October 9, 2019
The Red Apple School, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides meaningful daytime activities to adults with disabilities. The Masterpiece showcases Red Apple School students’ mixed-media artwork. Some creations are designed independently while others use hand-over-hand techniques.
Opening Reception: August 21 • 4–6 p.m.
Artist: Gabriel A. West
October 16–December 11, 2019
Currently training as a pilot, AV Geek Gabriel A. West is a four-time winner of photo contests hosted by major international airports in south Florida. Gallery visitors will share West’s passion of aviation, aerial photography and rare airplane models.
Opening Reception: October 16 • 12–4 p.m.
Past Merges Now
Artist: Michael Conway
January 10–February 19, 2020
A blending of new and old, Michael Conway combines fi ne art, commercial and studio photography through a unique medium. Past Merges Now integrates mid-century and current photography with mixed media and a past generation worldview with contemporary art disciplines.
Opening Reception: January 15 • 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
No Passport Needed
Charlene Jones, Collector of International Artifacts
February 26–April 8, 2020
In No Passport Needed, Charlene Jones, PHSC Adjunct Instructor, Humanities and Art, showcases her eclectic international collection of fine and folk artifacts, with a sampling of items from Asia, Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands.
Opening Reception: February 26 • 2–4 p.m.
Special Presentation: February 26 • 4–5 p.m. African Continuatives in African America explores aspects of African cultures as found in the New World, using some of the artifacts from the exhibit to illustrate.
PHSC Students of the Arts
April 15–May 20, 2020
Encounter the variety of expressiveness of PHSC students in this annual exhibit that features photography, drawing, mixed media and more.
Opening Reception: April 15 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
11th Annual PHSC Faculty and Staff Summer Art Show
June 3–July 22, 2020
The summer art show brings to light the inspired talents of PHSC faculty and staff in this annual exhibit of creative expressions.
Opening Reception: June 3 • 4–6 p.m. Sponsored by: PHSC Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges
All exhibits are presented at no charge to the public. Opening receptions are sponsored by the PHSC Student Government Association, unless otherwise noted.
Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (closed on Fridays during summer)
For additional information about exhibits and viewing times at the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery, please call 727-816-3231.
About Rao Musunuru, M.D.
The Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery is named in honor of cardiologist Rao Musunuru, M.D. in recognition of his generous support of PHSC. He is a member and four-time former chair of PHSC's District Board of Trustees. Dr. Musunuru’s commitment and passion for his community are indicative of his more recent honor—Dr. Musunuru was named 2012 Philanthropist of the Year by the Nature Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.
Volunteer at the Art Gallery
Surround yourself with beauty and unique artwork. PHSC is looking for volunteers to greet art gallery visitors. For details call the PHSC Information Center today at 855-669-7472, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.