Tuesday, September 1, 2015



Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art collects and cares for the visual art of Kansas and the region. The museum is integral to the research and teaching mission of Kansas State University. The museum presents challenging learning opportunities to engage, educate, and enrich.

Contact
(785) 532-7718
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Location

701 Beach Road Manhattan, KS 66502


UPCOMING EVENTS
  • March 27 6:30 pm Film: “Nostalgia for the Light”

    Chile’s Atacama Desert, with zero humidity and located 10,000 feet above sea level, draws astronomers from all over the globe to view the skies through the world’s largest telescopes with the hope of uncovering the secrets of the universe. But beneath the Atacama’s dry soil are preserved layers of human remains spanning the pre-Colombian era to the bodies of those “disappeared” after General Augusto Pinochet’s 1973 military coup. “Nostalgia for the Light” follows the stories of families searching for their loved ones, archeologists, and astronomers who converge in this otherworldly place. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles. In conjunction with Painting Borges: Philosophy Interpreting Art Interpreting Literature.

  • April 22 7:00 pm Earth Day Events

    In celebration of Earth Day, Julene Bair, Kansas native and author, will read from her book “The Ogallala Road” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Kansas State University Beach Museum of Art.

    Landscape Architecture Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page also will speak about “The Meadow,” a recently installed landscape of native plants outside the Beach Museum of Art. “The Meadow” bridges art and science research occurring at the university, offering a place for informal learning and contemplation by a diverse public. 

    This event is sponsored by the Friends of Konza Prairie, the Kansas State University Department of English and the Beach Museum of Art. The event is free and open to the public.

  • April 29 12:00 am John Steuart Curry and Kansas: The Muse is Not Amused

    The Beach Museum of Art’s holdings of approximately 900 John Steuart Curry paintings, prints, and drawings represents one of the largest—if not the largest—collections of the artist’s work. The Curry works in this exhibition offer up a range of themes and formats relating to the concept of “journeys,” from pioneer settlement to the nation’s passage through the Civil War.

  • April 29 12:00 am Take Shelter: An Installation by Tom Parish

    Parish’s evocative and beautiful photographic art of stone root cellars, and how they were built and functioned.

  • April 29 12:00 am Joan Backes: Where the Heart Belongs

    The open structures created by artist Joan Backes invite various interpretations and questions about the notion of “house” and “home.”

  • May 3 1:00 pm Beach Museum of Art Artist Talk: Take Shelter: An Installation by Tom Parish

    Parish discusses his photography and research on Flint Hills native stone subterranean shelters. David Vail, PhD, public services archivist at K-State’s Morse Department of Special Collections, will provide historical context.

  • May 5 12:00 am Common Work of Art

    View the photograph “Flavio Amuses Smaller Brothers and Sisters (Holding Up Torn Paper)” by Gordon Parks, presented in conjunction with K-State Book Network’s 2013 Common Book, “Ready Player One.”

  • July 10 12:00 am Igniting the Senses: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    Explores the science of multimodal sensory perception — the experience of one sense igniting another.

  • July 10 12:00 am Dawoud Bey: Picturing People

    A collection of Dawoud Bey’s thought-provoking photographs.

  • July 11 3:00 pm Young Artist Celebration and Reception

    Visit the Young Curators exhibition and view works created in the Young Artists Program. Featuring performances by the Young Musicians and readings in the galleries by the K-State English Department’s Young Writers Program participants. Refreshments will be served, open to the public.

  • September 25 6:00 pm KSU Dance presents Moving Portraits

    Part of the Dawoud Bey: Picturing People exhibit.

  • November 13 6:00 pm “Earth & Loom: A Century of Native American Art” from the Collection of Dennis and Carola Deschner
  • February 3 7:00 pm UPC presents "Dear White People"

    The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

  • February 5 5:00 pm Opening reception for Dinner and a Mid-Night Snack

    Featuring a special in-gallery musical performance by Topeka native Aaron Martin.

  • March 5 6:00 pm Meet the Music

    Composition Studio of Craig Weston

  • March 18 12:00 am Life Forms: Chet Peters

    Chet Peters (1922–1995) became Kansas State University’s first vice president of student affairs following an education in economics. In addition to acting as an advocate for students, he was a passionate and prolific sculptor of wood. This exhibition of works from the collection of the Peters family examines the artist’s use of art as an educator, his fascination with abstraction and nature, and his sensitivity to the inherent variation of wood.

  • March 21 12:00 am Stan Herd: Cairns on the Beach

    Inspired by the artist’s encounter with stacked rock sculptures in woods near Lake Perry, Cairns on the Beach highlights the natural beauty of our region’s geology and pays homage to the long history of built stone structures in Kansas. Herd, who is best known for his work as a crop artist—arranging rocks, dirt and plants into compositions best seen from above—acted as lead artist on this collaboratively designed project. Throughout the fall 2014 semester, Herd will work with students from the K-State departments of Art and Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning to design and install this temporary outdoor installation.

  • March 26 7:00 pm Free State Festival: Best of the Fest Screening

    View award-winning short films from the Lawrence Art Center’s Free State Festival.

  • April 2 6:30 pm Healing Arts for Military Families

    Military families are invited to join us for an evening of fun and learning. Adults will enjoy a museum tour, program by Parent to Parent, and an art workshop. Separate activities provided for children.

    Free, but space is limited. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register.

  • April 4 12:00 am Recent Works by KSU Graduate Students of Art

    Margaret Haden, ceramicist.

  • April 4 10:00 am Volunteer at The Meadow

    Bring gloves, a hat, water bottle, weed digger and soft rake if you have them.

  • April 8 2:00 pm Early Release Workshop: Water Colors

    View Dean Mitchell’s stunning watercolors and learn more about watercolor techniques. Age 5 and up.

    Cost: $5 per participant, $3 for members. Reservations required.

  • April 9 6:30 pm Dinner and Mid-night Snack Salon

    Join guest curators Thomas Bell and Katie Kingery-Page as they host a KSU Theatre students doing scenes and monologues followed by the KSU Dance Ensemble.

  • April 11 10:00 am All University Open House at the Beach

    Join us for a variety of art projects and interactive gallery activities for all ages.

  • April 11 2:00 pm Slow Art Day 2015

    Look at art slowly in the exhibition “Dinner and a Mid-Night Snack” 2-3 p.m. followed by open-ended discussion over coffee and cookies 3-4 p.m. lead by Beach Museum of Art director Linda Duke. No fee, but reservations requested at 785-532-7718.

  • April 13 3:00 pm Informal Roundtable Discussion

    Leaders from the Rural Grocery Program, the Global Food Initiative, and the Land Institute.

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