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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



Click here to view Spring 2019 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Fall 2018 ARTSmart programs for families 

East meets West
Explore the exchange of art and cultural traditions. Our journey begins in China this semester and continues along the Silk Road in the spring.


10:30-11:00 a.m.

4:15-5:15 p.m.

Toddlers and Twos

All ages


10:30-11:30 a.m.

4:15-5:15 p.m.

Ages 3-5

School age (Kindergarten and up) 


10:30-11:30 a.m.

All ages


1:30-2:30 p.m.

All ages

Classes are held the following weeks:

  • August 15-18: Block Printing
  • September 19-22: Sumi Ink Painting
  • October 17-20: Bronze relief
  • November 14-17: Tea and Porcelain
  • December 19-22: Abacus, Chinese Math

Homeschool Tuesdays
Homeschool Tuesdays meet on the first Tuesday of the month and allow Homeschool families a chance to investigate the current special exhibitions. Tours are appropriate for those in kindergarten on up.  Each tour will have an early elementary and upper elementary to middle school track if needed

Sept. 4, 1-2:30 Chipping the Block: the Prints of Norma Bassett Hall
Oct. 2, 1-2:30 Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu
Nov. 6, 1-2:30 Picturing Kansas
Dec. 4, 1-2:30 Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

Cost for each of the classes is $3 per child, Military Family/Blue Star discount $1.50, and reservations are required.  Call (785)532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.   

Special Price for Military Families: In conjunction with the Blue Star Museum program, the Beach Museum of Art offers military families half price on all workshops and classes!

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