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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

785-532-7718
beachart@ksu.edu

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Tours

The Beach Museum of Art offers tours for all ages of the permanent art collection and temporary exhibitions. Tours should be scheduled at least 30 days in advance by calling the Education Department at 785-532-7718 or emailing klwalk@ksu.edu

Adult Tours

45-minute guided tours of the permanent collection galleries and temporary exhibitions are available Tuesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by special request. Tours are free and there is a maximum of 60 people per tour.

Early Childhood Tours

Explore how artists use the elements of art! Each 60-minute tour includes a group story time, gallery visit, movement activities, and art project. Tours are free and available Tuesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a maximum of 20 children per tour and one adult is required for every five children. 

Available topics:

  • a line is a dot that went for a walk
  • shape shifters
  • form fair
  • color carousel
  • texture touchy-feely
  • moving through art
K-State Academic Tours

Custom designed tours of the permanent collection galleries and temporary exhibitions can be developed for specific University classes. Faculty are invited to use the exhibitions for expository writing assignments, art education and visual literacy subjects, history discussions, and other topics. Works of art from the collection can be made available in the museum’s Works Exam Room for a structured class visit. Tours of the museum and the Works Exam Room during open hours should be scheduled at least 30 days in advance of the visit. 

School Tours (K-12)

The Beach Museum of Art's school-age tours correspond to the current USD 383 curriculum and Kansas and National education standards. Tours integrate social studies, language arts, math, and science. Gallery activities, discussion, and art activities are designed to help teachers provide practical application for Common Core and 21st Century Skills. Tours are free and bus funds are available for tours on a limited basis. Tour programs are generously supported by The Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation, Bramlage Family Foundation, Target, and the Van Swaay Family Foundation.

Available tours:

Schedule your Tour

Please call 785-532-7718 or send email to the senior educator at least one month in advance.