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



Joan Backes: Where the Heart Belongs


Each year, the Beach Museum of Art presents a changing roster of exhibitions. Exhibition openings are often celebrated with receptions and also serve as catalysts for special talks, film screenings, performances, and other public programs. All exhibitions are free and free tours are available by advance request.


Virtual Exhibitions

Enjoy the museum's current virtual exhibitions.





Our collection: ToyGantic


The Beach Museum of Art collects visual art in various media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, and glass. With minor exceptions, the museum's collecting focus is on the art of Kansas and the region. Works on paper (photographs, drawings, and prints) constitute the largest group of works in the collection and cover a wider range of American art. Four galleries are devoted to art from the permanent collections. Admission is free and free gallery tours are available by advance request. Explore the permanent collection via the searchable database.

Explore Videos: Art and Artists

Videos: Art and Artists

Learn more about the art and artists at the beach through video interviews and tours of the exhibitions.


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Digital Publications

Browse digital publications related to the exhibitions, collections, artists, and thinkers featured by the Beach Museum of Art.





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Explore the art in the museum’s collection for research or personal enjoyment through a wide variety of online tools developed for adults, children and families.