Current Exhibitions


Transfigurations: Reanimating Ancient Art of India

David Lebrun

September 27, 2022 – May 27, 2023

In this immersive video installation, Lebrun aligns and sequences high-resolution photographs of 12th century sculpture from Southern India, then uses intricate morphing techniques to bring these images to life. The installation includes Vishnu and Attendants, a three-screen animation based on carved temple facades, and Shiva as Nataraja (Lord of Dance) a single-screen animation of cast bronze figures. It is part of Lebrun’s larger project, Transfigurations: Reanimating the Past. Score by Yuval Ron.

Do You See What I See?

Gallery exhibition: September 6, 2022 – May 27, 2023

When a person thinks an iconic image or object means one thing and others interpret it differently disagreements can arise. This exhibition presents artworks that challenge viewers to engage in dialogue with those who have different thoughts about what something means. Featured works include loans from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, made available through the Art Bridges Foundation. The Friends of the Beach Museum of Art encourage you to join them in sponsoring this exhibition.

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. Image: Alice Baber, The Golden River, 1974, watercolor on paper, 30 1/2 x 22 1/4 in., 2017.562

Prairie Views

Gallery exhibition: April 5, 2022 – May 27, 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.