Become a Friend of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Through the generous support of our closest Friends, the Beach Museum of Art is able to bring exhibitions, education and programs that connect regional art, culture, and interests with the larger world and provide a rich terrain for discussion across disciplines. Once you choose the level in which you'd like to support you can make your gift online.

How We Would Like to Thank You for Your Generosity -

Membership Levels and Benefits:

Not only does your donation support the Museum’s mission, but you also receive the following benefits:

  • Invitations to spring and fall celebrations with complimentary refreshments
  • Email notifications of Museum events and exhibition openings
  • Two print inSIGHT News Magazines per year
  • Monthly e-newsletters & special communications
  • Exclusive Friends of the Beach window cling
  • 25% discount on Beach merchandise
  • 50% discount on educational workshops & classes



PATRON | $250


  • All benefits listed above, plus:
  • Invitations to other special events and travel opportunities


  • All benefits listed above, plus:
  • Invitations to behind-the-scenes events at Beach Museum of Art
  • Opportunity to gift one Household membership to a new member


  • All benefits listed above, plus:
  • Membership in the Director's Circle, a distinct leadership group with exclusive semiannual meetings with Museum director

Additional high-level memberships are available. For questions about Friends of the Beach memberships, additional business memberships, exhibition sponsorships, automatic monthly/annual payments, KSU employee payroll deductions, and more, please e-mail or call 785-532-7718.

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Business and Individual Sponsorships

Additional privileges are available to businesses or individuals who sponsor specific exhibitions and programs. Please call Director Kent Michael Smith at 785-532-7718 for details.

Thank You to our 2022-2023 Exhibition and Program Sponsors:

Platinum Major Sponsors

  • The Alms Group
  • Art Bridges
  • Dan and Beth Bird
  • Cytek Media Systems, Inc.
  • K-State Division of Information Technology
  • Friends of the Beach Museum of Art
  • Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s Lincoln & Dorothy I. Deihl Community Grants Program
  • Weary Family Foundation

Gold Sponsors

  • The Beach-Edwards Family Foundation
  • David and Mindy Weaver

Silver Sponsors

  • Jerry and Barbara Boettcher
  • Mary Cottom
  • Terry and Tara Cupps
  • Gary and Helen Johnston
  • David and Judy Regehr
  • Charles Marshall and Richard Tooke

Bronze Sponsors

  • Steven L. Bernasek
  • Chuck and Sandy Bussing
  • Steve and Janet Cooper
  • Kathleen and Roger Lanksbury
  • Russell Clay Harvey and Patty McGivern
  • Bill and Sharon Snyder