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Interactive Tools

The Beach Museum of Art offers online engagement tools for continued art experiences through the museum’s collection. Below are links to art interactives developed for adults, children & families. We hope to add more soon.

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Enhance your experience with art at the Beach Museum of Art. The Smartify app identifies 2D and 3D artworks in the museum’s galleries, and instantly returns text, audio and video interpretation. For visitors off-site, Smartify’s powerful search tool provides access to the same information and more.

Download Smartify free today for Apple and Android devices from the Apple Store or Google Play Store. 

To use in the galleries, open the app and point the camera at art with the Smartify logo on its label. The app will recognize the art and load information onto your screen. From home, use the Explore tool to search for the museum and its gallery offerings and gain access to works in other museums. Take advantage of the app’s personal gallery making tool.  

Smartify is a United Kingdom-registered Community Interest Company (CIC) supported by Innovate U.K. and the European Union. The Beach Museum of Art is a proud Smartify partner, along with dozens of world-wide cultural institutions, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and National Gallery in London.

Smartify will connect with text-to-voice apps.

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Online Exhibitions

Waylande Gregory

Two by Two: Animal Pairs
Click here to view the virtual exhibition.

Waylande Gregory: Art Deco Ceramics and the Atomic Impulse
Click here to view the virtual exhibition.

Inspirations: Art for Storytelling
View the exhibition online through the museum's newest tool Thinking about Pictures (TAP) and record your observations and insights.

Voices of the West
Click here to view the exhibition online.

Charles Lindsay: FIELD STATION 4
Click here to take a virtual tour of FIELD STATION 4 with Charles Lindsay.

2020 K-State Common Work of Art
Click here to watch the virtual celebration of 2020 Common Work of Art and K-State First Book.

Image: (detail) Postcard of Waylande Gregory’s Fountain of the Atom in front of the Contemporary Arts Building, New York World’s Fair, 1939. Manhattan Post Card Publishing Co, Inc., N.Y.W.F. LIC, 2443. Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, University of Richmond Museums, Virginia, gift of Thomas and Donna Brumfield in honor of Ann Peery (WC ‘56) Oppenhimer and William Oppenhimer


Verandah imageExplore the museum’s art collection of nearly 10,000 objects for your research or enjoyment with Verandah, the collection search tool. Details here

The museum’s YouTube channel features videos of art, artists, & special programs. Enjoy the videos here.

The museum has several Educational Resources for schools, early childhood programs, social service organizations, & home school groups. Find details here.

Our Social Media pages feature fun interactive posts using art from our collection. Everyone is invited to participate & share!
Facebook: /BeachMuseumofArt 
Instagram: /beachmuseum
Twitter: @BeachMuseum

Education activityBeach Buddies Facebook group for our younger audiences with resources and activities for children, families, and educators. Join here.