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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

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Tues Wed Fri Sat 10 - 5
Thurs 10 - 8 
Sun 12 - 5 

Closed Mon & holidays

Free admission
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Mon-Fri: 8 - 5

Beach Museum of Art
Kansas State University
14th St & Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS 66506



Current Exhibitions 

The Hero’s Journey: Selections from the Permanent Collection

June 2 - July 26, 2015

The stories of heroes have inspired artists for centuries. Explore the myths, legends, fairy tales, and true stories of heroes--famous and not so famous--as you journey to discover your own interpretation of the term. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Kansas Library Association summer reading program “Heroes” theme.

Dinner and a Mid-night Snack: Gifts of Contemporary Art from Donald J. Mrozek and R. Scott Dorman

February 3 - July 12, 2015

Art collectors Don Mrozek and Scott Dorman have donated close to 300 works on paper to the Beach Museum of Art. This eclectic selection reflects their shared love of music, literature, post-modern art, and mid-twentieth century modernist architecture. Guest curated by associate professor and librarian Thomas Bell and associate professor of landscape architecture Katie Kingery-Page of Kansas State University. 

Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach

Fall 2014 - May 2017

Inspired by the artist’s encounter with stacked rock sculptures in woods near Lake Perry, Cairns on the Beach highlights the natural beauty of our region’s geology and pays homage to the long history of built stone structures in Kansas. Herd, who is best known for his work as a crop artist—arranging rocks, dirt and plants into compositions best seen from above—acted as lead artist on this collaboratively designed project. Throughout the fall 2014 semester, Herd will work with students from the K-State departments of Art and Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning to design and install this temporary outdoor installation.