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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

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Tues Wed Fri 10 - 5
Thurs 10 - 8 
Sat 11 - 4 

Closed Sun, Mon & holidays

Free admission
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Mon-Fri: 8 - 5 

Beach Museum of Art
Kansas State University
14th St & Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS 66506



Future Exhibitions

Charles Lindsay: Field Station 4

November 5, 2019October 3, 2020

Exploration geologist, author, and artist-adventurer Charles Lindsay delves into earth’s geologic and cultural pasts. Along the way, he investigates inter-species communication, music, memory, and the promise of Artificial Intelligence. His traveling “laboratory,” FIELD STATION 4, re-purposes scientific equipment salvaged from the aerospace, biotech, and military sectors to probe biologic specimens, ancient artifacts, and the rough edges of human perception. Lindsay directs SETI AIR, the artists-in-residence program at the SETI Institute (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) in Mountain View, California. His latest book is Recipes for the Mind, published by Terra Nova/MIT Press.

Inspirations: Art for Storytelling

March 3–July 3, 2020

Each summer the museum collaborates with the Manhattan Public Library to host an exhibition complementing the Kansas Library Association summer reading theme. These exhibitions shape the museum’s weekly summer art programs, tours, and gallery activities. The library 2020 theme, Imagine Your Story, celebrates myths, fairy tales, and fantasy. Whimsical art from the museum’s permanent collection will inspire visitors to create their own stories.