The Williams School Galleries

The Williams Gallery was established by Fran R. Peppers, the wife of Crawford Family Dean Larry Peppers, in 1989. An artist with a MBA from Creighton University, Fran Peppers envisioned a gallery that fostered an appreciation for the fine arts among those studying business administration, accounting, economics and politics.

The Williams Gallery began with one gallery space in Huntley Hall, but when Holekamp Hall was renovated and reopened in 2007, the gallery expanded to include a space in that building as well, the McCarthy Gallery. Between the two spaces, the Williams Galleries host four exhibits each year.

Over the years, Peppers curated shows by such notable artists as Elise Sprunt, Al Gury and Ken Smith. The Williams Gallery and McCarthy Gallery is currently curated by Jessica Wager. Wager graduated from Randolph Macon College with a degree in art history and studio art and previously worked at Arader Galleries Upper East Side locations in New York.