Ray Drew Gallery

The Ray Drew Gallery is located on the first floor of Thomas C. Donnelly Library.

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (When class is in session Sunday 1pm – 5pm)




DECEMBER  1 -20 2022



NOVEMBER  3 -22 2022

A Season for The Dead

José Guadalupe Posada 1852 -1913 Mexico

The Calaveras, Etchings & Engravings

Posada’s work consisted of more than the calaveras, but his spirited skeletons were his main medium of expression. They are what he is most recognized for. Posada expressed the tragic destiny of man. He used the “calaveras” to mock our very existence. His skeletons portrayed the famous & heroic, the politicians & revolutionaries, and mostly the common person. Posada showed us his compassion for the woes of humanity through humor and satire. In his work he displayed the horrors of war and the injustices of humankind. Posada reminds us that no matter our wealth, power, or social status, all paths lead to the grave.

A collection of 28 works from the Dr. Robert Bell Fine Art Collection. Featuring everyday themes from workers to musicians, cooking to dancing, & politics to revolution. These intimate works range in size from 3 x 3” to 7 x 9”. Originally featured in illustrations for play bills, almanacs, card games, commercial advertisements, religious publications and newspapers.

May 4- May 20, 2022

Past Exhibitions

Creative Quest from an Empty Nest

April 19-May 1, 2022

March 7 – April 18, 2022

Video tour by Tim Hagaman, EDD

Interpretations of Nature

November 15- December 3, 2021

Flora-Fauna and Somewhere In Between

September 10 – October 25, 2020

2021 National Day of the Cowboy

Facundo Valdez School of Social Work Student Art Show

2021 Northern New Mexico Devotional Art Exhibition


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“Masks and Artifacts from the Congo” features ceremonial masks from the Republic of Congo, as well as masks created by Robertson High School students and inspired by these original artifacts.

Artist Reception Wednesday, May 30 from 4-6 PM


October 12 – November 21, 2017

 Opening Reception
Thursday, October 12, 5 – 7 p.m.
with performance and lecture at 6 p.m.

An interactive exhibition that examines concepts of health and medicine among contemporary American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawai’ians and features interviews with more than one hundred tribal leaders, healers, physicians, educators, and others.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed and produced Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in partnership with NLM, tours the exhibition to America’s libraries.

Exhibit Co-sponsored
New Mexico Highlands University Libraries
Ray Drew Gallery
The Native American Center
The Peoples Center for Indigenous Knowledges

B.F.A. Exhibitions

Kimberly Schlosser

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Reception 5-7 pm, Friday, May 5

Artist’s Talk ~ 6 pm.

Separation Distress by Martina E. Gallegos 

Artist’s Reception ~ Friday, April 7th from 5-7 p.m.

Artist’s Talk ~ Friday, April 15th from 6 p.m.

April 3 – 21, 2017


Sunday February 19, 2-4 p.m.

DAGGER AND CATHEDRAL: Portraits and Landscapes from the Republic of Georgia”raydrew117

Gelzer - Tenor, Wine, Backgammon

Photography by Stuart Gelzer

The exhibition runs from January 18 – February 19, 2017.

Art Works

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By Paul Maurer & Nancy Culmone
Paintings & Calligraphy
November 6 to December 7, 2016

The Past Beyond the Purple Brick Road
Highlights from New Mexico Highlands University’s
History from the Thomas C. Donnelly Library Collection
September 26 to October 30, 2016
Reception – Friday, September 30, 2016 from 5-7 p.m.

Photography by C.M. Montgomery

Whimsical Expressions in Wood by Terry Mossman

Rio Rancho blank screen with logo and books

August 15 to September 18, 2016

Artist’s Reception, Friday, August 19, 2016

Paintings from Highland University’s Dr. Robert Bell and Dr. Stirling Puck Fine Art Collection June 6 – July 25


B.F.A. Exhibitions
Harley Godinez,  April 9 – 18, 2016
Artist’s Reception ~ Friday, April 15th from 4-6 p.m.

Alexis Hustito,  April 21 – April 30, 2016
Artist’s Reception ~ Friday, April 29th from 4-6 p.m.

Patricia Ortega,  May 3 – May 13, 2016
Artist’s Reception ~ Friday, May 6 from 5-7 p.m.


2016 Northern New Mexico Devotional Art
February 26-March 30, 2016
Artist’s reception ~ Friday, February 26th from 4-6 pm


Modern European Prints
Works by Marcel Gromaire, Alberto Giacometti, Marc Chagall & Joan Miro
January 12 – February 13, 2016

Visual Arts at New Mexico Highlands University