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Prairie Studies Initiative Information Online

You can now access information about the Prairies Studies Initiative online through the Beach Museum WebsitePrairie Studies Initiative Workmark and Root System

The Prairie Studies Initiative is a collaborative community of K-State faculty, staff, students and the broader public to explore the cultural and ecological dimensions of the prairie, challenges to sustaining grassland ecosystems, and envisioning new futures for these unique and important landscapes. The initiative hopes to cultivate understanding of the natural ecosystems, history, culture, and livelihoods of the prairie, and to employ the arts to make these explorations meaningful to a wide public. We invite you to explore our resources.  Visit our website for more more information about the Initiative, Events, Programs and Projects, Resources, and how to get involved!

Prairie Studies Initiative Online

Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Annual Reception

As a thank you to Friends Members, the Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Annual Reception took place on April 28th.  During this lively evening Friends enjoyed socializing, gallery viewing, hors d’oeurves, wine and voted on the 2015 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art purchase.  Thank you!

The Friends of the Beach Museum of Art are vital to the museum’s mission of collecting and preserving Kansas regional art.  To learn about joining the Friends please visit our website or give us a call 785-532-7718.

New Year, New Exhibitions

As we turn the page on a new calendar year there’s much to be excited about, especially when it comes to our first exhibitions of 2014.

John Steuart Curry: Prairie Journeys
January 14 – May 11, 2014

John Steuart Curry (1897-1946), The Plainsman, 1945, lithograph on paper.

Featuring a small selection of the approximately 900 Curry works in the Beach Museum’s collection, this exhibition presents a range of images depicting the Great Plains including pioneer settlement, American Indian movement, and the struggles between Civil War-era abolitionists and pro-slavery forces.






Take Shelter: An Installation by Tom Parish
February 4 – May 25, 2014 

Tom Parish, T. Candon Root Cellar, 2013, inkjet print on paper.

Parish, a Manhattan, Kansas-based artist and K-State graduate, spent two years documenting native stone cellars in the Flint Hills. This multi-media installation, funded in part by the Kansas Humanities Council, includes 360-degree large scale photographs of the cellars, maps, audio recordings, and written text.


Painting Borges: Art Interpreting Literature
March 7 – May 18, 2014 

Paul Sierra, Asterión, 2009, oil on canvas.

Jorge Luis Borges is one of Latin America’s most celebrated literary figures. Philosophy and visual art intersect in this exhibition as twelve of Borges’ most famous stories about identity and memory, faith and divinity, and freedom and destiny are represented by Cuban and Argentinean artists. And don’t miss the reading room adjacent to the exhibition featuring books and other unique materials related to Borges’ work, presented in partnership with K-State Libraries.




Be sure to check out our calendar for upcoming programs and events related to these exhibitions. We hope to see you soon!