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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
701 Beach Lane,
Manhattan, KS 66506
(14th & Anderson Ave.)




The museum has a number of educational resources that can be downloaded or loaned to schools, early childhood programs, social service organizations, and home school groups.

Language Learning Through Art
The Prairie Through New Eyes (pdf)

Edited by Kathrine Walker Schlageck
Designed and Illustrated by Wendy D. Briel
Publication funded by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation

Beyond OZ: Children’s Book Illustrations from the Region Literacy Crate Curriculum Material (pdf)

Literacy Crate Curriculum Material
Written by Kathrine Walker Schlageck
Funded by a MetLife Foundation Museum Connections Grant
View the Beyond Oz Online Gallery

All In A Day's Work

Written by Kathrine Walker Schlageck
Designed by Marsha Jensen
Funded by the Bramlage Family Foundation

  1. Table of Contents (pdf)
  2. Introduction For Teachers (pdf)
    Student Workbook (pdf)
  3. Exhibition Introduction (pdf)
  4. Farmers & Ranchers (pdf)
  5. Extremes in Weather (pdf)
  6. The Work of Farming & Ranching (pdf)
  7. Agricultural Buildings (pdf)
A Journal for Writing with Art
Use this journal to write about work in the Beach Museum of Art's permanent collection. These exercises will help build your visual vocabulary, develop visual thinking skills, and employ your creative thinking.
Single page version (pdf)
Two-sided notebook version (pdf)
An Eye on Our Town

Edited by Kathrine Walker Schlageck
Designed by Shawn Harris
Publication funded by the Kansas Arts Commision

Loaned Resources

The museum has a variety of educational resources for loan including videos and DVDs, art posters, curriculum boxes, books, and artist’s files. The museum is a Lending Affiliate of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and has a significant number of their programs available.

Resource Center materials are available to schools, social service organizations, volunteers in the picture person program, and home school groups. Materials are available for one to two weeks and must be picked up and returned to the museum by the borrower.

Resources for Loan (pdf)


M is for Math, Museum, and Manhattan, Kansas by K-State math faculty member, features the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art's permanent collection.  Based on Math Circle Seminar activities for elementary and middle school students, the book promotes the natural bonds connecting art and mathematics. To order this book go to https://www.amazon.com/M-Math-Museum-Manhattan-Kansas/dp/5901873475