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

785-532-7718
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Exhibitions

You Gotta Have Art: Celebrating 20 Years
New Installation of the Permanent Collection

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of its opening, the museum unveiled a new look for the permanent collection galleries. Drawing on the twentieth anniversary celebration theme “You Gotta Have Art,” the galleries feature works from a range of periods, displayed together to highlight particular themes and stimulate dialogue. Expect to see gallery favorites by John Steuart Curry and Shirley Smith alongside works re-emerging from art storage after a long hiatus. Also on view are new acquisitions by significant contemporary Kansas artists, such as Roger Shimomura, Jane Booth, and Andrzej Zieliński, as well as promised gifts to the collection borrowed for this festive year.

Events Celebrating 20 Years!

All programs take place at the Beach Museum of Art and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Trick or Treat at the Beach: College Edition
K-State students, help us celebrate 20 Years this Thursday!
Everything comes to life during this Halloween themed celebration of the museum's 20th anniversary for #K-State students. Co-sponsored by 91.9 KSDB. Join us for art activities, snacks, and live music from Mystery Blood! 

November 10, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Film Screening: Temple Grandin
Enjoy this Oscar-winning bio-pic starring Clare Danes as the animal scientist who has worked to make humane practices more prevalent in the handling of animals raised for food. Complimentary snacks provided

November 29, 2016, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Temple Grandin Book Signing and Reception
Dr. Temple Grandin, groundbreaking animal scientist, advocate for people on the Autism spectrum, and author will sign books at a reception in her honor.