Museum hours

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

Closed Mon & holidays

Free admission
Free parking

Office hours

Mon-Fri: 8 - 5

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



Current Exhibitions 

Igniting the Senses: Selections from the Permanent Collection

June 6 - October 5, 2014

In conjunction with the Manhattan Public Library summer reading theme "Fizz--Boom--Read", this exhibition explores the science of multimodal sensory perception--the idea of one sense igniting another. 

Dawoud Bey: Picturing People

June 17 - October 5, 2014

Since 1975, Chicago-based photographer Dawoud Bey has developed a body of work distinguished for its commitment to portraiture as a means for understanding contemporary social circumstances. In order to engage more fully with his subjects and to help convey candor and expression, Bey has investigated a range of methods such as chance street encounters and studio portraits. This career survey of Bey’s work, including selections from past projects available to the public for the first time, was organized by The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago.

2014 Common Work of Art

August 26, 2014 - May 17, 2015

View Salvage Yard Teapot D4E, the 2014 Common Work of Art presented in conjunction with K-State's 2014 Common Book, Steven Johnson's The Ghost Map.

Tree of Life: The Art of Charles Bello

September 12 - December 14, 2014

This exhibition offers a window into the redwood forest of Northern California, a forest that artist, architect and environmentalist Charles Bello has dedicated his life to preserving.

Life Forms: Chet Peters

September 12, 2014 - March 22, 2015

Chet Peters, who served as K-State’s vice president of student affairs from 1953 to 1985, positively impacted the lives of countless Kansans. His talks at high schools around the state encouraged students to develop their full potential and helped them see how K-State could assist in that process. In addition to serving as a passionate advocate for young people, Peters sculpted wood prolifically. He created gifts, awards, public sculptures, and unusual interactive pieces, which he frequently employed to illustrate ideas during lectures. This exhibition includes carvings of many types from the Peters family.