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Holiday Hours at the Beach Musuem of Art

The galleries of the Beach Museum of Art will be closed Thursday, November 24 through Saturday, November 26, 2016 in observance of Thanksgiving and University Fall Break. The galleries will resume regular hours on Tuesday, November 29.

Still want to check out the museum’s collection, but the galleries are closed? No problem, stop by our searchable online database on our website.


Looking forward to the Winter Holiday Season, the museum will be closed December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017.

Hoping you safe travels and happy holidays!

“You Gotta Have Art” Gallery Walk with Don Lambert

“You Gotta Have Art” Gallery Walk with Don Lambert
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Gallery walks will take place at 5:30 and 6:15 p.m.
Preregistration required. Call 785-532-7718 or email beachart@k-state.edu.

Don Lambert, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Kansas State University, 1972, was a young reporter at the Ottawa Herald in Ottawa, Kansas, when he discovered Elizabeth Layton’s drawings in a college freshman drawing show at the Ottawa University student union. Recognizing her extraordinary talent and singular artistic vision, he curated and toured an exhibition of her work throughout Kansas, and introduced her art to museum curators all over the country. Seize this opportunity to hear firsthand accounts about the artist and her works from her close friend and advocate.

Elizabeth Layton Geraniums, 1985
Elizabeth Layton
Geraniums, 1985

Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton: You Gotta Have Art is on view through January 7, 2017.

Elizabeth Layton Untitled (business business business, you gotta have art), 1991
Elizabeth Layton
Untitled (business business business, you gotta have art), 1991

The Beach Museum of Art’s twentieth anniversary theme, “You Gotta Have Art,” was inspired by the words printed on caps worn by Elizabeth Layton and her second husband in many of her self-portraits. The caps were gifts from her friend Don Lambert. The succinct phrase encapsulates how art was a positive force in Elizabeth Layton’s life. Her drawings examined universal human experiences such as aging, death, social injustice, and love through the lens of her own life and body.

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.