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Welcome Back Wildcats!


Today is the start to a new semester, and we know it’s going to be a great one!

Here at the museum we wanted to take the time to inform you about a few things.

The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art offers an in-depth look at Kansas art and brings art and artists from around the world to the heart of Kansas. The museum’s collection continues to focus on the art of Kansas and the region.

The regional art in our collections — as well as art generally — provides a rich terrain for discussion across disciplines. We present encounters with art as opportunities for exploring human experience.

October 2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Beach Museum of Art and we have some big changes in store!  Please excuse us as rotating galleries will be closed this summer as we reinstall the permanent collection. Make plans to attend the special student only anniversary event, with giveaways and live music on October 27.

The museum offers a quiet and unique space that students can enjoy during open hours, free of charge. Browse the galleries or knock out some of that studying in our commons areas.

Mark your calendar September 1, as we kick off the semester’s programming with live music and papermaking at the museum.

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Student’s Reflection on Summer Education Programs

Beach Museum of Art education intern Marie Taylor took these notes at a recent day outreach program at the Flint Hills Summer Fun Camp. Flint Hills Summer Camp was started in 2010 by parents and continues today as a way to provide a structured, fun summer experience for children with autism-spectrum disorders and peer models.

The campers were comparing and contrasting two pictures of dragons as part of looking activities designed to develop communication, attending, and social skills.  The finished by drawing their own dragons. Students have also been participating in weekly Visual Thinking Strategies sessions as part of a research project being led by Senior Educator, Kathrine Schlageck.

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The beginning of a new school year is well on its way…

Another successful summer of enrolment and orientation for incoming students has passed us by! The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art would like to welcome all incoming Kansas State University students to the K-State Family. For the past several years the museum has participated in orientation and found it to be a great way to let incoming students and Manhattan residents know of the gem we have tucked on the corner of campus.

The student employees of the museum spend time during orientation sharing information about the museum with the incoming students and their families. We see this as an opportunity for current students to bond with incoming students, sharing the wildcat way. This year we were able to reach out to over 1000 people.

Manhattan is a great place to live and go to school, welcome, and we’ll see you in August!

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