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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

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


Programs and Workshops

Thursday, April 5, 10:00 a.m., Artists talk by Gasali Adeyemo

Nigerian textile artist Gasali Adeyemo creates fabric using batik designs and the traditional adire technique, a resist-dyed cloth produced and worn by the Yoruba people of Southwestern Nigeria in West Africa. In partnership with the KSU College of Education.  See https://coe.k-state.edu/ for additional events.

Saturday, April 7 TBA, KSU All University Open House – Greetings from the Beach

Visit current exhibitions and participate in art activities for all ages.

April 19-21, Week of the Young Child Celebration

Young children’s art on display during museum open hours.

April 21, 1:30-3, Week of the Young Child Open House

Join us for a free afternoon of gallery activities and art projects for the whole family.   Additional inspiration will come from the National Endowment for the Humanities “Picturing America” print set. In partnership with USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Headstart and Early Learning, Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children (KSAEYC), and the K-State Center for Child Development.

May 3-5, Manhattan High School Visual Story Telling Collaboration, Junior English Inquiry Project

Junior English students in Morgan Jobe’s classes have been working with community participants, including the Beach Museum of Art and The Fellow, to learn more about visual literacy and communication, particularly how to use the arts to convey complex ideas. Students will use inquiry and design thinking to tell a story from their community that matters to them. This issue-centered project seeks to answer the question: Why do stories matter?

Student displays on view May 3-5, museum open hours

Student presentations—May 3, 9:30-11 & 1:30-3.

May 3, 5-7 p.m. Public Reception 

A partnership between USD 383, the Beach Museum of Art, and The Fellow, a Manhattan co-working space

Young Artists Program

The Young Artists Programs will take place in June with museum tours and art workshops taught by KSU and MHS fine arts and art education students. The class for younger children allow artists to explore a variety of media.  Classes for older children will focus on learning more about specific techniques.  Class size is capped at 12 children and reservations can be made by calling 785.532.7718. Cost is $15 per session.  

For information on K-State’s Young Writers program held at the Museum please visit https://www.k-state.edu/english/summer/youngwritersworkshop.html