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The meadow and ArtSmart classes… in bloom!



The peak of the summer is here!  All is in bloom at the Museum… cone flowers and black-eyed susans, and colorful acrylic abstract landscapes from our youngest ArtSmart students grace the museum during this summer’s hottest days. Come stay cool inside and experience the Summer Idyll exhibit until August 4.

                                                     Part of our outreach includes art                                                          classes with Kindercare. July’s project…                                                                     abstract flowers!








Young Artists Celebration and Reception

Young Artist Celebration and Reception 7/14/18

View works created in the Young Artists Program. Refreshments will be served. Open to the public. 11:00 am- noon.  Exhibit now open for viewing until 7/14/18!

Young Artists is an annual summer program held at the Beach Museum of Art.  This summer the younger artists visited the galleries to learn about wet and dry media and then had the opportunity to experiment with a variety of professional art media.

Older artists explored the permanent collection and participated in one or more of four special workshops: Painting Landscapes, Pastel Still Life, Abstract Printmaking, and Drawing Portraits.

Week of the Young Child Celebration

Week of the Young Child Celebration
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration first established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). It publicly focuses on the needs of young children and their families, while recognizing the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children, USD 383 Early Learning Centers, Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities and K-State Center for Child Development have partnered to celebrate the Week of the Young Child in our community.

Open House 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Visit stations around the museum with featured works from Picturing America produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Children’s Art on Display:  USD 383 Early Learning Centers families and children’s “Creative Minds at Work”  April 20 and 21, open hours
Classroom staff took a day and had the families come in and spend time with their child/ren putting their creative minds to work on the theme of water to go with the exhibition “Water Stories.” This is one way USD 383 Early Learning Centers staff and parents share the world of art with their children and are able to build on their school readiness skills and parents are able to be a part of the process.