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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Museum hours

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

Closed Sun, Mon & holidays

Free admission
Free parking

Office hours

Mon-Fri: 8 - 5 

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



Classes and workshops

The Museum hosts a variety of classes and workshops throughout the year for all ages.


These monthly classes are designed for preschool children ages three to five with a special section for toddlers and twos as well as homeschooled children. There is also an after-school program for children ages six and up. Each session includes a gallery tour and art activity. The format is based on Parents as Teachers and children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration and fees required. View Schedule.

Family workshops

The Museum offers free open house events and hands-on art workshops for families. View Schedule.

Summer Young Artist Program

The Young Artists Programs will take place in June with museum tours and art workshops taught by K-State and Manhattan High School fine arts and art education students. The class for younger children allows artists to explore a variety of media. Classes for older children will focus on learning more about specific techniques. Class size is capped at 12 children and reservations can be made by calling 785-532-7718. Cost is $10 per session. Young Artist T-shirt can be ordered for an additional $10. View Schedule.


Volunteers are available to visit senior living facilities and present lectures and slide programs on a wide variety of art topics. Slide programs, videos, and DVDs may be borrowed from the Resource Center at no charge.

Scout programs

Programs for Boy and Girls Scouts are available after school, on early release or school vacation days and on a limited number of evenings and weekends. These programs have been tailored to fit with scouting achievement requirements at all levels. Check out our open house events for additional opportunities.

Be an Artist: Programs for Cubs, Webelos, and Boy Scouts at the Beach Museum of Art

Special Programs

The programs of the Beach Museum of Art are available to all audiences. The education staff is happy to tailor a program to your group's special needs. The Museum is handicapped accessible. With advance notice, the Museum will try to make special services available, such as sign language interpreters.

The Earl Project for Military Families

Teacher’s workshops

The Museum is available for teacher's workshops relating to museum topics and led by Museum staff. Programs can be tailored to the specific needs of a group, such as using the Museum as an educational resource, art knowledge and art making, and integrating art into the curriculum.

Classes and workshops

For more information, contact Senior Educator Kathrine Schlageck.