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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



Winter/Spring 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Explore the wide variety of media found in the Beach Museum of Art’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. “Here, and Now” the K-State Art Faculty exhibition provides a wide variety of inspiration for creative youngsters.

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
Saturday1:00-2:00 p.m.All Ages


Classes are held the following weeks:
  • January 24-27: Clay Play
  • February 7-10: 3-D Problem Solving
  • March 7-10: Focus on the Alphabet
  • April 11-14: Collage Mix Up
  • May 23-26: Photo-Sensitivity

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.

January 2, 1-2:30 Gordon Parks

February 6, 1-2:30 Fronteras/Frontiers II—Fidencio Fifield-Perez

March 6, 1-2:30 Here and Now I—Focus on Letters

April 3, 1-2:30 Water Stories by Lynn Benson

May 1, 1-2:30 Here and Now II—Mixed Up Media


Summer 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Spend the summer exploring themes from the exhibitions "Jam Session," in conjunction with the Manhattan Public Library summer reading theme "Libraries Rock," and "Summer Idyll."

Tuesday3:00-4:00 p.m.All Ages

10:30-11:00 a.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Toddlers and Twos

All Ages


10:30-11:30 a.m.

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages 3-5

All Ages


Classes are held the following weeks:
  • June 5-7: Jazzy Collages
  • June 12-14: Humming Along (home-made harmonicas)
  • June 19-21: We Got the Beat (percussion instruments)
  • June 26-28: Classical Notes (keyboards and strings)
  • July 10-12: Cubist Landscapes (photography in the Meadow)
  • July 17-19: Abstract Worlds (marbleized and poured landscapes)
  • July 24-27: Landscape Layers

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.

Group Tours – Jam Session tours and an activity is also available for summer school, camp, social service, and summer day care programs on a first come, first serve basis on Fridays and available 1-2:30 p.m. Tues. – Thurs. time slots. Participants will receive a general tour of the exhibition and participate in the week's featured project. Contact Kathrine Schlageck at klwalk@ksu.edu or 785.532.7718.

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!