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 & Anderson Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66506



Current Exhibitions 

2013 Common Work of Art

August 27, 2013 - May 25, 2014

View the photograph "Flavio Amuses Smaller Brothers and Sisters (Holding Up Torn Paper)" by Gordon Parks, presented in conjunction with K-State Book Network's 2013 Common Book, "Ready Player One."

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.” 

John Steuart Curry: Prairie Journeys

January 14, 2014 - May 11, 2014

Selected from the permanent collection, the works in this exhibition offer up a range of images of the Great Plains by John Steuart Curry.

Take Shelter: An Installation by Tom Parish

February 5, 2014 - June 29, 2014

Manhattan artist Tom Parish has meticulously documented native stone arched-roof root cellars over the last two years. These subterranean structures, often the last remnants of Flint Hills pioneer homesteads, are the focus of the artist’s original multi-media installation. With high-definition, 360-degree large-scale photographs of the cellars, maps, written text, and audio recordings, Parish’s immersive environment conveys the history of the cellars and their significance to the region.

Painting Borges: Art Interpreting Literature

March 7 - May 18, 2014

Focusing on the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges, one of the most celebrated literary figures of Latin America, this exhibition explores the visual interpretation of fiction from a philosophical perspective.