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. This dynamic gallery presents various art forms including ceramicists, illustrators, painters, photographers, printmakers, and sculptors throughout the year.
The 1,000-square-foot exhibition space was designed to maximize the beauty of displayed works of art, optimally showcasing each exhibit with the natural light that floods the area. The Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery is located on the West Campus in New Port Richey.
All exhibits are presented at no charge to the public.
2018-19 Exhibit Schedule
Aug. 22 – Oct. 17 ~ Snapshots of the Mesozoic: A New View of Dinosaurs
Artist: Lyn Joyce
Opening Reception: Wed., Aug. 22; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sculptor Lyn Joyce uses specialized skills learned as a taxidermist’s apprentice, to bring back creatures from ancient history. Joyce creates models that show the latest scientific discoveries while attempting to fill in the blanks lost to time.
Oct. 24 – Dec. 12 ~ Art with Needle and Thread
Presented by Embroiderers’ Guild of America—Gulfview Chapter
Opening Reception: Wed., Oct. 24; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Embroidery Stitch-Ins: Oct. 31 and Nov. 28, 12 – 3 p.m.
Art with Needle and Thread includes works featuring a variety of stitching techniques. The Embroiderers’ Guild of America is a national non-profit educational organization offering study and preservation of the heritage and art of embroidery.
Jan. 9 – Feb. 22, 2019 ~ CUBA: The Natural Beauty
Artist: Clyde Butcher
Opening Reception: Wed., Jan. 9 • 3–5 p.m.
Nationally acclaimed photographer, Clyde Butcher, often touted as the next Ansel Adams, captures epic monumental photographs of precious landscapes and peaceful sanctuaries throughout the world. The silver gelatin hand processing of each photograph hallmarks his work. Butcher’s CUBA: The Natural Beauty, transcends political boundaries and challenges us to work together to protect natural places across the globe.
Feb. 27 – April 10, 2019 ~ Life’s Treasures
Artist: Elaine Hahn
Opening Reception: Wed., Feb. 27 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Award winning artist Elaine Hahn specializes in capturing early morning and afternoon light, enhancing colors to produce unique and interesting reflections and shadows. Images of beautiful coastal and marine subjects found on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida are her focus. Hahn strives to blend the fine nuances of color, texture and shapes to create an image that draws the viewer to a pleasant experience.
April 17 – May 15, 2019 ~ PHSC Students of the Arts
Opening reception: Wed., April 17 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Experience the diverse creativity of PHSC student artwork in this annual exhibit that features photography, drawing, mixed media and more.
May 22 – July 31, 2019 ~ 10th Annual PHSC Faculty and Staff Summer Art Show
Opening reception: Wed., May 22 • 4–6 p.m., sponsored by PHSC Chapter of the Association of Florida Colleges
Discover hidden talents of PHSC faculty and staff in this annual exhibit of a variety of artistic mediums.
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.
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.