Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Julio Fine Arts Gallery

A Loyola student presenting her work at a packed Julio Fine Arts Gallery

Welcome to the Julio Fine Arts Gallery!

Find more information and insights about our programs and exhibitions at julioartgallery.com.

Established in 1985, the Julio Fine Arts Gallery is committed to providing exhibitions that are both innovative and intellectually challenging to Loyola University and the public at large. 

Located in the Julio Fine Arts Wing of the DeChiaro College Center, the Gallery also houses a permanent collection that includes prints and paintings by artists such as Rouault, Klee, and Red Grooms, as well as several African sculptures.

All gallery events are free and open to the public and draw participation from not only the university community but from local art lovers too. The Gallery is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Gallery Hours

Monday 11am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 11am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday 11am - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

*The gallery will be closed for all Loyola University holidays. For the latest information on hours and closures please follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
Look for more virtual content at julioartgallery.com.


Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 617-2799

Headshot of Megan Rook-Koepsel Megan Rook-Koepsel
Julio Fine Arts Gallery Director
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park
Office: College Center W131

Megan Rook-Koepsel joined the Julio Fine Arts Gallery in August 2018 as Gallery Director. She has curated and organized numerous exhibitions throughout the Washington D.C. and Baltimore region. Rook-Koepsel formerly served as graduate coordinator for the Stamp Gallery and Contemporary Art Purchasing Program at the University of Maryland College Park, and more recently as exhibitions manager at Arlington Arts Center. Rook-Koepsel holds a B.A. in Art History from Brandeis University and an M.A. in Art History with a focus on Contemporary Art and Theory from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Artist in Residence
Beth Yashnyk

Beth Yashnyk
Fall 2022 Artist in Residence
MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

Beth Yashnyk is an interdisciplinary visual artist living and working in Baltimore City. Originally from New York, she earned a BFA in Printmaking from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and her MFA in Multidisciplinary Fine Art from MICA. Her work explores themes of perception, gender, sexuality, and psychology. Inspired by media and pop culture, she uses animation, sculpture, drawing, and painting to create surreal narratives and environments. She was a 2018 recipient of the Launch Artists in Baltimore award, and currently serves as Program Specialist in Visual Art at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, and she is currently working on a series of short animated films exploring her perception of her own gender identity.

Mary Beth Akre

Mary Beth Akre, MFA

Professor of studio arts Mary Beth Akre, MFA, is also a celebrated landscape artist

Visual & Performing Arts
Students holding sticks and wearing white clothes in a roman setting
Academic Opportunities

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