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



Public programs

The Beach Museum of Art offers a diverse array of engaging programs. Presented year-round, programs range from gallery walks, film screenings, and lectures, to performances related to the museum's temporary exhibitions and permanent art collection. Programs are listed on the museum's online calendar

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Open A.I.R.

Open A.I.R. (Artist in Residence) is a three-day mini residency with a focus on interdisciplinary social engagement. During the residency, artist Calder Kamin will create work in-gallery related to prairie animal species while engaging with museum visitors. In addition to leading hands-on activities for children and adults in the gallery, Kamin will answer questions and discuss her work as she creates digital drawings based on research on the ecology of the tallgrass prairie.

Kamin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. She was a Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio resident, and received an ArtsKC Inspiration Grant and a Bread KC award. Kamin is the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art's Art Truck Artist for the 2013-2014 school year. Her work will be included in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's upcoming exhibition "State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now."

Related Programs

Artist Talk
July 10, 2014, 6 p.m., Beach Museum of Art
Calder Kamin will speak about her work, particularly her sculpture and public projects that address how humans impact biodiversity. The talk will begin in UMB Theater then move to Vanier Gallery for viewing and discussion of work produced during Kamin's residency.

Banner Installation
Designed by Calder Kamin, banners depicting megafauna, or large mammals, that are extinct from and currently populating the tallgrass prairie have been installed outside the museum.