Future Exhibitions


Printing Beyond Borders

Printing Beyond Borders: Contemporary Indian Prints at Kansas State University

August 13, 2024 – May 31, 2025

Charles Stroh, printmaker and former head of the K-State art department, traveled to India twice in the 1980s to learn about contemporary Indian artists active in printmaking. His interviews with them, as well as his residencies at prestigious Indian art schools, established a vibrant cultural network encompassing the Midwest and India. This exhibition features works brought back to Kansas by Stroh and highlights the contributions he made to place Kansas within the global art world. Image: Jyoti Bhatt, The Lost Pundit, 1978, etching, 22 7/8 x 21 3/8 in., 1985.14


Return to Prairie

Return to Prairie: Textiles for Green Burial Awareness

September 3 – December 21, 2024
The modern green burial movement of caring for the dead with preservation of habitat and minimal environmental impact is on the rise. This exhibition brings awareness to end-of-life planning through statement garments, shrouds, and textile coffins. The tallgrass prairie framed the making through its unique landscape and use of plants and grasses to dye and print fiber. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with guest curator Sherry Haar, Professor of Fashion Studies at Kansas State University. Image: Sherry Haar, Return to Prairie: Textiles for Green Burial Awareness


Dana Fritz

Field Guide to a Hybrid Landscape: Dana Fritz

2025 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist
February 4 – July 13, 2025
This exhibition will make visible the forces that shaped what was once the world’s largest hand planted forest, now administered by the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands. Black and white prints by photographer Dana Fritz reveal the patterns in sand, water, planting, and burning present in this late 19th-century experiment to create a timber industry and change the climate of a semi-arid Nebraska prairie. Fritz is Hixson-Lied Professor of Art at University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Image: Dana Fritz, Fire Tower View, 2021, inkjet print, 16 x 40 in., courtesy of the artist


In Bloom

In Bloom

February 25 – August 30, 2025
Join us in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the K-State Gardens with floral selections in the museum’s collection. This exhibition is also our annual collaboration with the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading program. The American Library Association has chosen the theme “Color Our World,” and we promise a riot of color! Image: John Steuart Curry, Peonies, 1939, oil on canvas, 15 7/8 x 20 1/4 in., gift of Dr. Daniel Schuster, 1993.1


Titles and dates are preliminary and subject to change. All planned exhibitions are contingent on available funding. Sponsorship opportunities are available for all exhibitions. Please contact the museum for more information.