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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

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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
701 Beach Lane,
Manhattan, KS 66506
(14th & Anderson Ave.)



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We are excited to welcome you back as we celebrate the museum’s 25th anniversary during the 2021-2022 season! The museum reopened to the public on August 24, 2021.

Limited occupancy in the galleries to allow social distancing. Limited seating will be provided in the UMB theatre to view livestreamed events. The Beach Museum of Art follows Kansas State University guidelines for COVID-19 health and safety procedures. For more information visit k-state.edu/covid-19.

Click here to continue enjoying art virtually! See a wide variety of virtual tools developed for adults, children & families to enjoy art from the museum’s collection.

Stay connected! Click here to join the museum's e-news list.

Two new virtual exhibitions recently launched! Click here to view.

Gordon Parks and Doug Barrett virtual exhibitions

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The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art celebrates regional art and brings art and artists from around the world to the heart of Kansas. The museum’s collection continues to focus on the art of Kansas and the region.

We present encounters with art as opportunities for exploring human experience. Visit the galleries and make discoveries that matter to you!

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Please consider donating to the Beach Museum of Art. 

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