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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

701 Beach Lane
14th and Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-7718
Fax: (785) 532-7498
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The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art houses the Kansas State University permanent art collection, which originated in 1928. It has the most space devoted to the widest variety of Kansas art in the state. It is a destination for those seeking to discover Kansas and its history through the eyes of scores of talented artists.The collection now boasts nearly 7,000 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Visitors can see work by Birger Sandzen, Thomas Hart Benton, Lester Raymer, Robert Sudlow, Alan Shields, Dean Mitchell, Roger Shimomura, Shirley Smith, Wendell Castle, Randy Regier, and Dale Chihuly.Opened in 1996, the Beach Museum of Art expanded in 2007. The museum offers an in-depth look at Kansas art, but also brings art and artists from around the world to the heart of Kansas. It is an art experience not to be missed.Free admission; donations are welcome. Free parking.

Joan Backes: Where the Heart Belongs

October 18, 2013 - September 7, 2014
Venue: Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Address: 701 Beach Lane, Manhattan, KS 66506
Time: visiting hours
Type: Events
Phone: 785-532-7718
The open structures created by artist Joan Backes invite various interpretations and questions about the notion of “house” and ...More

John Steuart Curry and Kansas: The Muse is Not Amused

January 14, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Venue: Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Address: 701 Beach Lane, Manhattan, KS 66506
Time: Monday Closed Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday 12:00–5:00 pm
Type: Events
Phone: 785-537-7718
In his quest to present images of Midwest life to the world, Curry often drew upon memories of his native Jefferson County, Kansas, it&rsqu...More