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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Picturing Kansas

October 5, 2018 – June 1, 2019

From scenic prairies to bucolic farms to the architecture of Kansas’s agricultural industry, this exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting a sense of place. The exhibition includes works of both famous and lesser-known artists, with several paintings that have not previously been on view in the galleries. Artists represented in “Picturing Kansas” include painter Thomas Johnston; iconic Kansas artists Birger Sandzen, John Steuart Curry, and William Dickerson; and contemporary Kansas artists such as Stan Herd, Diana Werts, Kim Casebeer, and Lisa Grossman. The exhibition is a cornerstone for the museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program.

Major support for this exhibition is provided by Dan and Beth Bird, with additional sponsorship by Chuck and Sandy Bussing.

Related events

Tallgrass Artist Residency Symposium
Saturday October 13, 1-3:30 p.m.

Picturing Kansas School Tour 
Available October 5, 2018-June 1, 2019
This program, for grades K-6, integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.Teachers can request an emphasis on language arts or science. Activities will develop 21stCentury Skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.  Weather permitting, students will visit The Meadow for additional inspiration.  All tours include an art-making project.  An additional tour component at the Riley County Historical Museum is available. Contact Kathrine Schlageck (klwalk@ksu.edu), Associate Curator of Education, for more information on tours and bus funds.