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 

Joan Backes: Where the Heart Belongs

October 18, 2013 - September 14, 2014

The open structures created by artist Joan Backes invite various interpretations and questions about the notion of “house” and “home.” 

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.