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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art Gallery hours

Tues Wed Fri 10 – 5
Thurs 10 – 8

Sat 11 – 4

Closed Sun, Mon & holidays

See our calendar for a full list of Thursday evening events at the Beach Museum of Art.

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Beach Museum of Art
Kansas State University
14th St & Anderson Ave
Manhattan, KS 66506


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Welcome Back K-Staters

Welcome back to campus student and faculty!

The semester has kicked off and the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art has an amazing line up for fall programming. More information and a complete listing of events can be found on the museum calendar.

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All events are free, open to everyone and held in the museum’s UMB Theater unless otherwise noted. For events requiring preregistration, call 785-532-7718 or email beachart@k-state.edu. More information at beach.k-state.edu/visit/calendar

International Student Welcome
Saturday, August 26, 2-4 p.m.
Join us for light refreshments and projects inspired by current exhibitions.

Recycled Art Welcome Back Night for K-State students
Thursday, September 7, 5:30-7 p.m.
Create large sculptures from recycled materials to display in the museum. Enjoy activities, door prizes and refreshments.

Public Conversation with Marla Day and Eddie McGinnis
Thursday, September 21, 5:30 p.m.
Public conversation between Marla Day, curator of Kansas State University’s Historic Costume and Textile Museum and guest curator of “Thrift Style,” and author Edie McGinnis, author of Feedsacks! Beautiful Quilts from Humble Beginnings and A Bag of Scraps.

Tallgrass Artist Residency Symposium
Saturday, September 23, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Tallgrass Artist Residency, with support from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, is centered in the small community of Matfield Green, KS near the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. The symposium features talks by the artists who participated in the current round of residencies.

Celebrating “M is for Math, Museum and Manhattan”
Sunday, September 24, 2-4 p.m.
Join us for a book signing by K-State mathematician and author Natasha Rozhkovskaya, math and art activities for all ages, and a 2:30 p.m. panel discussion related to creating the book.

Presentation by Artist Patty Carroll
Thursday, September 28, 5:30 pm
The museum hosts The Volland Store’s feature artist Patty Carroll, who will talk about her 20-year project Anonymous Women, a photographic series portraying draped female figures alongside furniture, household objects, and fashion accessories. Carroll’s solo show at The Volland Store runs from September 16 through October 14, 2017.

Mural Lab, 706 N. 11th Street
October 5-28
Assisted by a K-State student, artist Enrico Isamu Ōyama creates a mural on the building that houses exhibition sponsor Little Apple Art Supply. Visit throughout the month of October to witness the artist’s progress on this contribution to the Aggieville streetscape.

Art in Motion
Saturday, October 7, 12-4 p.m.
Art in Motion, a celebration of art in the museum parking lot. Concurrent with “Harmony at the ‘Hatt” music festival in Triangle Park, Aggieville district.
Live painting performance by artist Enrico Isamu Ōyama at 2:00 p.m. In Ōyama’s live painting performance he responds in the moment to surrounding people, sounds, atmosphere, and energy. Duration: 30 minutes
Gallery talk and discussion with artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez in Fronteras/Frontiers, Duration: 30 minutes
Make your own print in GraficoMovil, a mobile printmaking studio/gallery created by artist Artemio Rodríguez whose work appears in Fonteras/Frontiers.
Action art activities for all ages-Open to the public

GraficoMovil in Manhattan, Kansas 
October 3-13, 2017
GraficoMovil in Manhattan, a mobile printmaking studio/gallery created by artist Artemio Rodríguez.

  • October 3-6, Beach Museum of Art, during museum open hours
  • Saturday, October 7, Art in Motion, a celebration of art. Beach Museum of Art
  • Sunday, October 8, 1-4 p.m., and Monday, October 9, 9:00 a.m.-4 p.m., Manhattan Public Library

Arcomusical interactive performance
October 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Lecture-performance by Dr. Greg Beyer and his Afro-Brazilian ensemble, featuring the berimbau, an instrument long associated with Capoeira. In partnership with the department of Music and made possible in part by a gift from Richard and Martha Seaton.

Film Screening: Stations of the Elevated
Thursday, October 12, 5:30 p.m. 101 Thompson Hall
Stations of the Elevated, film screening presented by Enrico Isamu Ōyama, 101 Thompson Hall, Kansas State University
Ōyama presents this visual documentary on New York subway train graffiti, filmed in 1977 and remastered in 2014. He will discuss why the film inspired him and how graffiti relates to his art.

October 12-26
Aeromural Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall, Kansas State University
Aeromural, a work by Enrico Isamu Ōyama uses the sound from spray paint cans to propose a new form of mural, one that occupies space in all directions. In partnership with the Digital and Experimental Media Lab, Department of Art, Kansas State University. Check museum website for opening reception date and time.

KSU Family Day Open House on Sustainability with Recycled Art Workshop
Saturday, October 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Special guests from K-State Office of Sustainability, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and K-State Extension program.

Film Screening: Dark Progressivism 
Thursday, October 26, 5:30 p.m.
Dark Progressivism, film screening presented by director/producer Rodrigo Ribera d’Ebre, 101 Thompson Hall, Kansas State University.
Dark Progressivism is a riveting inside look at Los Angeles graffiti and tattoo art from the 1980s to the present. The film addresses the influence of street gangs on these arts and introduces some of the artists who work in this medium. Don’t miss this chance to discuss the film with its writer and director!

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead altar workshop
Saturday, October 28, 1-2:30 p.m.
Learn more about this seasonal celebration, help create a public altar at the museum for a 10/30-11/2 celebration, and make items to take home. Reservation required, cost $3 per participant, all ages welcome

Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead celebration
Thursday, November 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
Explore the traditions of this Mexican holiday. Light refreshments will be served.

Artist talk by Sayaka Ganz
Thursday, November 9, 5:30 p.m.
Ganz will talk about the environmental concerns that motivate her to incorporate discarded plastic objects in her wild life sculpture in “Reclaimed Creations.” Reception to follow.