Current Exhibitions


Voices: Women Artists in the Era of Second Wave Feminism

August 9, 2022 – December 16, 2023
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The fight for suffrage propelled the first wave feminism of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During the 1960s and 1970s a new generation of women took up the cause of equality. Their demands centered on reproductive rights and passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Works by women artists in the museum’s collection give insights into voices from this second wave of feminism. Among the artists are Lee Krasner, Louise Nevelson, Jenny Holzer, and Shirley Smith.

Unspoken Bonds

Open through July 29, 2023
Why do people come together? This exhibition organized in conjunction with the American Library Association’s 2023 summer reading slogan, “All Together Now,” is a visual survey of human relationships and how they form.

Prairie Views

Gallery exhibition: April 5, 2022 – July 29, 2023

This exhibition gives voice to the prairie and provides opportunities for all ages to discover its form and beauty. The exhibition complements the nearby outdoor Meadow as well as art displayed in other galleries, including Jim Richardson’s photographs of prairie root systems. Prairie Views includes photographs of prairie fires by Larry Schwarm and a collage-print related to the Ogallala aquifer by Lynn Benson, among other images.

2022-2023 K-State Common Works of Art

Each year, K-State First selects a common reading for first-year students, providing an intellectual experience they can share with other students and members of the university community. The 2022 K-State First Book is The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes and Why by Amanda Ripley. Beach Museum of Art staff have selected two prints as Common Works of Art to reflect different aspects of the book.