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Category: 20th Anniversary

Trick or Treat at the Beach: College Edition

Everything comes to life during this celebration of the museum’s 20th anniversary.  Join us for art activities, snacks, and live music. Make sure to wear your best costume, prizes will be awarded.

Co-sponsored by 91.9 KSDB.


Children’s Classes & Workshops at the Beach

The Museum hosts a variety of classes and workshops throughoutARTSmart Class
the year for all ages!

Fall 2016 ARTSmart celebrates The Beach Museum of Art’s 20th birthday with an exploration of the reinstallation of the permanent collection. Each class will include a Visual Thinking Strategies discussion or activity and an art project inspired by visiting an artwork in the museum. We can’t tell you which works because it will spoil the SURPRISE!

Next classes:

October 26-28

Call (785)532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations.

You Gotta Have Art: Celebrating 20 Years!

20th Anniversary Celebration Sunday, Oct. 9, 2-6 p.m.

Help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary and theme “You Gotta Have Art.”  There will be activities for all ages, party favors, and, of course, cake!  Cash bar opens and music begins at 4:30 p.m.

You Gotta Have Art (detail), Elizabeth Layton
You Gotta Have Art (detail), Elizabeth Layton

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of its opening, the museum is unveiling a new look for the permanent collection galleries. Drawing on the twentieth anniversary celebration theme “You Gotta Have Art,” the galleries feature works from a range of periods, displayed together to highlight particular themes and stimulate dialogue. Expect to see gallery favorites by John Steuart Curry and Shirley Smith alongside works re-emerging from art storage after a long hiatus. Also on view are new acquisitions by significant contemporary Kansas artists, such as Roger Shimomura, Jane Booth, and Andrzej Zieliński, as well as promised gifts to the collection borrowed for this festive year.