Football season at Kansas State is a time full of pride and enthusiasm! Did you know the Beach Museum of Art has a “museum tailgate” every home game? While you are waiting for the game to kickoff or exploring campus after the game, stop in to the Beach Museum of Art, during open hours, enjoy the art and pick up some snacks to keep the pep up.
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.
My favorite time of the year is quickly approaching. The long hot days of summer will soon give way to shorter days and the crisp cool evenings of autumn. The streets of Manhattan and Aggieville will soon be much busier with students returning to school. There will be football, marching bands, tailgating and the beautiful colors of fall.
In addition to the excitement of school starting, the Beach Museum of Art has an exciting new traveling exhibition opening on September 14. According to museum director, Linda Duke, “It is relatively rare for a small university art museum to have an opportunity to organize a major touring exhibition accompanied by a scholarly catalogue…. Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists is such a project.” Curator and project director, Liz Seaton, and all of the Beach Museum staff have worked for several years on this project. We hope you will come enjoy this exhibition and bring your friends and families.
Also happening at the Beach this fall is our gala on September 25. This year’s event looks to be another fun and exciting evening at the Beach thanks to the hard work of Micky Jensen and her committee. Buy your tickets and tell your neighbors. Come join us in celebration of “Art for Every Home.”
See you at the Beach!
Beth Kesinger, President 2015-16