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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Museum hours

Tues Wed Fri 10 - 5
Thurs 10 - 8 
Sat 11 - 4 

Closed Sun, 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



Fall 2017 ARTSmart Classes Programs for Children and Families
Explore Mexico this fall! Programs will introduce participants to Mexican culture through folk art and introduce some basic Spanish vocabulary.                                    

Wednesday10:30-11:00 a.m.

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Toddlers and twos

All ages

Thursday10:30-11:30 a.m.

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages 3-5


Friday10:30-11:30 a.m.All Ages
Saturday1:30-2:30 p.m.All Ages


Classes are held the following weeks:

August 16-19:  Allebrijes (decorative animal sculptures)

September 20-23: Zapotec weaving

October 25-28: Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

November 15-18: Arboles de la Vida (clay, Tree of Life)

December 20-23: Mini-piñatas


Homeschool Tuesdays

Classes meet on the first Tuesday of the month and allow homeschool families a chance to engage with the current exhibitions. Tours are appropriate for those in Kindergarten and up.

Sept. 5, 1-2:30 Thrift Style

Oct. 3, 1-2:30 Reclaimed Creations

Nov. 7, 1-2:30 Ubiquitous

Dec. 5, 1-2:30 Fronteras/Frontiers

Cost for above classes is $3 per child, reservations required. Call (785)-532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

Special Price for Military Families: 
In conjunction with the Blue Star Museum program, the Beach Museum of Art offers Military Families half price on all workshops and classes!