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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

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



Summer 2015 ARTSmart Programs for Children and Families

The Hero’s Journey

Spend the summer exploring heroes - from mythology to fairy tales, from super heroes to the hero next door.  This exhibition has been co-curated by high school student Emma Kellogg and is in conjunction with the Manhattan Public Library summer reading theme “Heroes.” Programs include gallery visits and an art project. Cost is $3 per child; $1.50 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Contact 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu

June 9-11            Super Heroes                      

June 16-18          Courage

June 30-July 2     Fighting the Good Cause

July 7-8               The Hero in All of Us


10:30-11:30 a.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages 3-5

All ages


10:30-11 a.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Toddlers and twos

All ages


10:30-11:30 a.m.

3-4 p.m.

Ages 2-3

Ages 6 and up


Young Artists Programs

The Young Artists Programs take place in June with tours, activities and art workshops. Space is limited and reservations can be made by calling 785.532.7718.

Young Artists & Observers

Young Artists & Observers will spend time sketching from nature in "The Meadow" and use professional art materials such as acrylic, cray pas, pastel, prisma colors and linoleum block prints. One work by each artist will be chosen for display. $15 per child per class, includes t-shirt.

June 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 6-8)
June 8, 1-3 p.m. (ages 9-12)
June 15, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (ages 6-12)
June 15, 1-3 p.m. (ages 6-12)
June 22, 9:30-11:30 (ages 6-8)

Young Storytellers

Young Storytellers will create costumes and props for their original readers theatre performance inspired by art in "The Hero's Journey" exhibition. $25 per child, includes t-shirt.

June 23-26 1-3 p.m. (ages 6-12)

Young Artists Celebration and Reception
June 27, 10:30 a.m. – noon

View works created in the Young Artists Program and attend performances by the Young Storytellers.