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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

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Thurs 10 - 8 
Sun 12 - 5 

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

785-532-7718
beachart@ksu.edu

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Current Exhibitions 

Making:Progress

November 4 - December 7, 2014

Gallerist Kat Griefen will make selections for "Making:Progress", a juried exhibition of work by students enrolled in the Kansas State University Department of Art. Griefen co-directs the Accola Griefen Gallery in New York. Launched in 2011, the gallery exhibits work by emerging, mid-, and late-career contemporary artists with a focus on women artists, including Jaune Quick-to-See Smith and Renee Stout, two artists in the Beach Museum of Art collection.

Earth and Loom: A Century of Native American Art from the Collection of Dennis and Carola Deschner 

October 28 - December 21, 2014

This exhibition includes twenty Navajo weavings from the late nineteenth century and twentieth century representing different regions and weaving stles. Also included are twenty-six pieces of Pueblo pottery by significant late-nineteenth and twenty-century Native American potters from nine pueblos.

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.

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.

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.