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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

Winter/Spring 2018

Saturday, February 3, 1:30-3 p.m., 
Family Valentines Workshop

All the supplies you need to create the perfect Valentines for friends and loved ones, plus snacks to fuel your creativity. Reservations are not required but children must be accompanied by an adult. Project fee $5, $2.50 for military families, reservations not required.

February 14-17, during museum open hours, USD 383 Early Expressions Student Art Show

Join us in celebrating the work of the district’s students and their teachers, on display in the UMB Theater.
Public Reception Saturday, February 17, 2-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation.

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