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Second Saturday Selections

Don’t miss the brand new weekend programming “Second Saturday Selections”

Join museum staff at 1:00 or 2:30 pm Feburary 11 for a conversation about selections from the permanent collection or a current exhibition.

January 14: Explore the “hands” of Gordon Parks: An introduction to the Museum’s collection of Gordon Parks photography. Hosted by Kim Richards, Education Assistant.

Upcoming Second Saturday Selections:

March 11: Slow Art Day

April 8

May 13

For more information call 785-532-7718

John Steuart Curry Exhibition Curator Lecture

Join us in the UMB theater as Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Curator Elizabeth Seaton talks about research and the John steuart Curry: Mapping the Early Career Exhibition on Feburary 2, 2017 at 5:30. 


Light refreshments will be provided, and the galleries remain open until 8 after Thursday programming.

Join us for an Exhibition Opening 1/17/17


Mapping the Early Career of John Steuart Curry

January 17-May 13, 2017

During the late 1920s artist John Steuart Curry (1897-1946) gained national attention for his portrayals of Kansas. At the height of his career, during the 1930s, he would become associated with prominent Regionalists Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri and Grant Wood of Iowa.

Much less is known about Curry’s early years as an artist. An exploration of his career beginnings provides a deeper understanding of the conceptual and formal underpinnings of his later success. This exhibition explores Curry as a student and early professional through more than thirty drawings, paintings, and magazine illustrations. A major mural on loan from the Burr Living Trust of Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, will be a centerpiece of the installation, which will present never-before-viewed objects from the museum’s collection, numbering over 900 Curry works.

The exhibition is organized by Curator Liz Seaton and members of a spring 2016 seminar, comprised of students from K-State and University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Related Event

Thursday, February 2, 5:30 p.m.

Early Career of John Steuart Curry talk by curator Liz Seaton