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Beach Education Update Fall 2015

ARTSmart Classes

ArtSmart classes and Home School Tuesdays will not be held this fall due to construction on the Kansas State University campus.  Parking will be extremely limited, however the museum will remain open.  Check the museum’s website  or call 785-532-7718 for the latest information.  ArtTotes, the Exploration Station and gallery guides are always available whenever you visit the museum.  Classes will resume in January.

School tours for Fall 2015

Although public parking will be greatly reduced during the fall semester, this will not impact school tours.  Busses can drop off and pick up students in the circle drive by McCain Auditorium, then park at City Park.  Further instructions will be supplied when tours are scheduled.

NEW:  The Artist’s Voice (grades K-6).  The work of artist Jacqueline Bishop will allow students to see how an artist can fight for a cause, in this case, better treatment of the natural environment.  Students will apply Bishop’s artistic techniques (collage and printmaking) to their own work about the prairie environment. Funded by the Bramlage Family Foundation.

NEW:  Shine a Light on Art and Science (grade 1).  This tour has been designed as a community resource for USD 383 1st grades learning about the science of light.  Students will learn about the spectrum and the difference between the colors of light and pigments, light sources and shadows, and the optics involved in dot matrix printing or pointillism.

ONGOING:  The museum will continue to offer Picturing Kansas (grades K-4), The Intersection of Math and Art, (grades 4-8) and The Fine Art of Observation (all grades).

Please visit here for more information on tours.

Campus Construction and the Beach Museum of Art

​Building on tradition

We know comfort is key to making academic progress and groundbreaking discoveries. K-State is undergoing several heating and cooling projects across campus, including chilled water expansion, that will accommodate infrastructure changes now and in the future. To see updates and how your trip to K-State or the Beach Museum of Art may be affected check here.

As of July 17, 2015 The Beach Museum of Art will no longer have access to our visitor parking lot. Providing parking for our visitors is important, so make sure to look for the designated visitor spots in the main lot outside the museum, you will still have to register your vehicle once inside the museum. If those spots are full, and you are able to find a spot in the lot, go ahead and take it, but let us know when you get inside, we can provide you with a day pass for use during your visit at the museum.

If you have questions, feel free to give us a call 785.532.7718

For updates and road/parking closures check out this page: http://www.k-state.edu/facilities/projects/projects/