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Exhibition Archive: 2011-2013

Visual Inquiry: 2013 Kansas State University Art Faculty Exhibition

November 15, 2013 - February 2, 2014

Diverse in vision, media, and execution, the works in this exhibition demonstrate visual investigations that form the studio practices of the Kansas State University Department of Art faculty. This exhibition features new work selected by the exhibiting artists.

Life is Brief, Art is Forever: Selections from the Sarah Watt Memorial Collection

September 6, 2013 - December 22, 2013

Works of art by regional and American artists have been donated to the Beach Museum of Art in honor of Kansas State University student Sarah Watt (born 1982), who died in a car accident in 2006. A selection of these works given by her parents, John and Susan Watt of Wamego, Kansas, and family friends Chuck Stroh and Linda Law will be featured in this exhibition.

Pure Photography: Pictorial and Modern Photographs

August 27, 2013 – November 24, 2013

Photography's evolution as an art form, influenced by countless individuals, thematic styles, and chemical processes, is traced in this exhibition of thirty archival photographs from the collection of the Syracuse University Art Galleries, New York.

Museum of Wonder

February 12, 2013 – October 13, 2013

In this special exhibition honoring Kansas State University's 150th Anniversary, we invite you to explore an eclectic mix of objects representing K-State's past, present, and future. The Museum of Wonder offers an opportunity to explore objects in nonconventional ways.

Konza: Sculpture by John Powers

July 9, 2012 - September 8, 2013

Konza, a large kinetic sculpture inspired by the natural beauty and movement of the nearby Konza prairie, is the newest addition to the Beach Museum of Art's permanent collection.

Earth Works: Selections from the Permanent Collection

June 4, 2013 - August 4, 2013

In conjunction with the Manhattan Public Library summer 2013 reading theme "Dig Into Reading," explore some of the many facets of the Earth as seen through the eyes of artists in the permanent collection.

An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

April 2, 2013 - June 23, 2013

In 1879 American artist James McNeill Whistler arrived in Italy with a commission from the Fine Arts Society of London to create twelve etchings of Venice. This exhibition presents eleven of Whistler's Venice works alongside prints by other artists who worked in Italy during the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Good Boy, Bad Boy: The Prints of John Boyd

2013 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist

March 8, 2013 - May 26, 2013

This survey exhibition of John Boyd's printmaking and papermaking captures the humor and occasional darkness in his art. 

Inadvertent Arson: Paintings and Drawings by Patrick Duegaw

October 5, 2012 – January 13, 2013

Patrick Duegaw, K-State alumnus and founding member of Wichita's Fisch Haus artist cooperative, presents the latest installment of his ongoing "Painted Theater Project."

Konza: Sculpture by John Powers

July 9, 2012 – Summer 2013

The newest installation to the sculpture garden is a large-scale kinetic piece made of brass, stainless steel and aluminum. It mimics the natural beauty and movement of the nearby Konza prairie.

Goodnight Moon: Selections from the Permanent Collection

June 5, 2012 – December 23, 2012

From starlit staircases and moon glow to glowing sparklers and carnival lights, this exhibition explores the many facets of night.

Quiet Symmetry: The Ceramic Art of Yoshiro Ikeda

April 17, 2012 – September 1, 2012

“Quiet Symmetry: The Ceramic Art of Yoshiro Ikeda” features work by this master artist from the 1980s to the present. 

Earl Iversen: 2012 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist

February 14, 2012 – May 20, 2012

Earl Iversen, associate professor of photography emeritus, University of Kansas, is the 2012 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art gift print artist.This exhibition of Iversen’s photography will feature selections of recent work from his Garden of Eden and Mary’s Lake projects. The 2012 gift print will be one of Iversen’s Garden of Eden images.

Tallgrass TV: Sam Easterson's Tribute to the Konza Prairie

January 17, 2012 – June 10, 2012

Animals large and small and critters that fly, slither and crawl call Kansas State University’s Konza Prairie Biological Station home. This exhibition shows what it’s like to live on the prairie from the vantage point of these mammals, reptiles, birds and more.

2011 K-State Department of Art Faculty Biennial

November 11, 2011 – March 16, 2012

The artistic talents of Kansas State University department of art faculty and staff members is featured in this exhibition.

Art and Psychology: The Work of Roy Langford

September 14, 2011 – December 19, 2011

This exhibition examines the work of the late Roy Langford, who taught psychology at K-State for more than 40 years.

Makers Framed: Photographic Portraits by George Kren

June 17, 2011 – October 16, 2011

Portraits of Kansas artists and persons with connections to the arts taken by George Kren, former Kansas State University professor of history.

Around the World in 88 Days: Selections from the Permanent Collection

June 1, 2011 – August 28, 2011

This exhibition is a sample of cultural art drawn from the museum’s permanent and study collections. The exhibition compliments the Kansas Library Association’s summer reading program “One World, Many Stories.”

Teresa Schmidt: 2011 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist

April 15, 2011 – December 11, 2011

Manhattan-based artist Teresa Schmidt teaches printmaking and drawing at Kansas State University, where she has been a faculty member since 1972.

Lines Traveling Through Space: Ghosts and Shadows Minimal Sculptures by Tal Streeter

April 8, 2011 - November 15, 2011

Tal Streeter, native of Manhattan, Kansas, presents his most recent work--minimalist structures of lines executed in a combination of heavier and lighter materials. The sculptures move through and define the space in which they sit and hover.

Dragons and Dragonflies: Court, Temple and Household in Imperial China

April 1, 2011 – May 30, 2011

Features clothing and related items that convey power, fertility, or wealth through ornately embroidered or woven patterns and were produced during China’s last ruling dynasty, which lasted from the mid 17th century through the early 20th century. 

Ancient Bronzes of the Asian Grasslands from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation

April 1, 2011 – May 30, 2011

This exhibition presents for the first time a major sampling of steppe art from the renowned collections of the late Arthur M. Sackler, M.D. The exhibition presents works illustrating the personal decorations and equipment of the horse-riding steppe dwellers of the late second and first millennia BCE.

New to the Collection

January 12, 2011 – May 1, 2011

A selection drawn from recent acquisitions representing a wide range of periods, styles, and media.

Big Shots: Andy Warhol Photography of the '70s & '80s

January 12, 2011 – April 3, 2011

On view are selections from 100 Polaroids and 56 gelatin silver black-and-white images donated to the museum in 2008 by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.