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Opening soon! Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West
December 4, 2018–December 21, 2019
This exhibition is part of the Beach Museum of Art’s yearlong program Silk Road through Kansas. A section of the permanent collection galleries will highlight the exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project is a collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko. Area museums are participating in “Silk Road through Kansas” with similarly themed exhibitions! Check the websites of the following museums for dates and details: Spencer Museum of Art, Mulvane Art Museum, Ulrich Museum of Art.

Top image: Imari Charger (Dutch Merchants and Ship), 19th century,
porcelain, 2 x 16 in., bequest of John H. Kohn, 1989.38
Bottom image: Roger Y. Shimomura, Martin Cheng: Painter and Fisherman, from Return of the Yellow Peril1991, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in, Friends of the Beach Museum of Art purchase, 2002.480

The Beach Museum of Art and K-State Theatre collaborate to bring performance artist Dan Kwong

The Beach Museum of Art is collaborating with K-State Theatre to bring Los Angeles-based performance artist/storyteller Dan Kwong to campus as part of its Silk Road through Kansas program.
Dan is offering Writing/Performance Workshop, Gallery Talk, and One-Man Show. 


Two-night workshop, Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 7-10 pm and Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 7-10 pm in the Purple Masque Theatre.
 This participatory workshop is open to ALL students across campus, limit 16. Dan is particularly looking for a diverse mix of students across curricular areas and nationalities/identities to participate in his 2-night workshop. Students need not have experience in storytelling or performance to participate.
In this workshop students will learn how to develop personal stories using physical, vocal, conceptual, and emotional exercises designed to evoke stories and memories.
If you are a K-State student interested in the workshop and available, please email Theatre Program Associate Director Jennifer Vellenga [vellenga@ksu.edu] with the subject line, DAN KWONG.

Gallery Walk with Dan Kwong and Aileen June Wang, Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Beach Museum of Art. Please join Dan Kwong and Aileen June Wang for an informal discussion in the exhibition “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu.” Kwong’s work as a writer and performance artist addresses cultural and gender identities, especially as they relate to Asian American men. Wang is the curator of the exhibition “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu.” On view September 25-December 22, 2018.

Silk Road through Kansas: Dan Kwong, Purple Masque Theatre, Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. Dan will perform his solo work, It’s Great 2B American, free and open to the public. PG-13 for language and adult subject matter.

Dan Kwong’s residency at K-State is co-hosted by the K-State Theatre Program and the Beach Museum of Art.

The events are organized in partnership with the K-State Asian American Student Union.

Classes and Workshops

The Museum hosts a variety of classes and workshops throughout the year for all ages.

Fall 2018 ARTSmart programs for families at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
East meets West
Explore the exchange of art and cultural traditions. Our journey begins in China this semester and continues along the Silk Road in the spring. Next class: December 19-22: Abacus, Chinese Math
Homeschool Tuesdays
Homeschool Tuesdays meet on the first Tuesday of the month and allow Homeschool families a chance to investigate the current special exhibitions. Tours are appropriate for those in kindergarten on up.  Each tour will have an early elementary and upper elementary to middle school track if needed.
Next class: December 4, 1-2:30 p.m., Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

Special price for Military Families:  In conjunction with the Blue Star Museum program, the Beach Museum of Art offers military families half price on all workshops and classes!

Cost for each of the classes is $3 per child, Military Family/Blue Star discount $1.50, and reservations are required.  Call (785)532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  If you need to cancel your reservation let us know so we can call those on the waiting list.

Ways to Stay Connected

The museum is open Tues, Wed, Fri, 10a.m.-5p.m., Thurs 10a.m.-8p.m., Sat, 11a.m.-4p.m. Free admission. Free parking.

Visit us online at beach.k-state.edu

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Image: Elizabeth Layton, Untitled (business business business, you gotta have art), 1991, KSU, Beach Museum of Art

Now Open! Picturing Kansas

Picturing Kansas
October 5, 2018–June 1, 2019
From scenic prairies to bucolic farms to the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, this exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting a sense of place. The exhibition includes works of both famous and lesser-known figures. Several paintings have not previously been on view in the galleries.

Artists represented in “Picturing Kansas” include painter Thomas Johnston; iconic Kansas artists Birger Sandzen, John Steuart Curry, and William Dickerson; and contemporary Kansas artists such as Stan Herd, Diana Werts, Kim Casebeer, and Lisa Grossman. The exhibition is a cornerstone for the museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program.
Major support for this exhibition is provided by Dan and Beth Bird, with additional sponsorship by Chuck and Sandy Bussing.

Picturing Kansas School Tour
Available October 5, 2018-June 1, 2019
This program, for grades K-6, integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts. Teachers can request an emphasis on language arts or science. Activities will develop 21st-century skills of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. Weather permitting, students will visit The Meadow for additional inspiration. All tours include an art-making project. An additional tour component at the Riley County Historical Museum is available. Contact Kathrine Schlageck (klwalk@k state.edu), associate curator of education, for more information on tours and bus funds.

Art Beyond Sight Open House

Saturday, October 20, 2-3:30 p.m.
Art Beyond Sight Open House
Explore the Beach Museum of Art with all your senses through opportunities to examine small details in selected art works, verbal imaging descriptions, sensory enhancements, and hands-on activities that demystify art media. This event is part of national Art Beyond Sight Awareness Month. Family-friendly
event.

Curator’s Talk

Thursday, November 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Curator’s TalkIndependent curator Joby Patterson will share her decade of adventures researching Prairie Printmaker Norma Bassett Hall and organizing an exhibition about her work. A book signing will follow the lecture. This program is in conjunction with the exhibition Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall, August 7 – December 15, 2018.

Science Communication Week: Exploring “The Food Explorer”

Thursday, November 8, 6-8 p.m.
Science Communication Week: Exploring “The Food Explorer”
Hear a panel of K-State and community experts discuss Daniel Stone’s The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats and enjoy tabletop mini-exhibits related to David Fairchild’s work and the science and local history behind his efforts. This event is co-sponsored by the Kansas Science Communication Initiative and the Global Food Systems Initiative.

Gallery Walk with performance artist Dan Kwong and curator Aileen Wang

Thursday, November 29, 5:30-7 p.m.
Gallery Walk with performance artist Dan Kwong and curator Aileen June Wang
Join K-State Theatre Program visiting artist Dan Kwong and Aileen June Wang for an informal discussion in the exhibition “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu.” Kwong’s work as a writer and performance artist addresses cultural and gender identities, especially as they relate to Asian American men. Wang is the curator of “Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu,” on view September 25-December 22, 2018.

Upcoming Exhibition

Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West
Opens in the museum’s Seaton East Gallery on Tuesday, December 4

A section of the permanent collection galleries will highlight the exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project is a collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko. On view December 4, 2018-December 21, 2019. Area museums are participating in “Silk Road through Kansas” with similarly themed exhibitions! Check the websites of the following museums for dates and details: Spencer Museum of Art, Mulvane Art Museum, Ulrich Museum of Art.
Image: Roger Y. Shimomura, Martin Cheng: Painter and Fisherman, from Return of the Yellow Peril1991, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 in, Friends of the Beach Museum of Art purchase, 2002.480

Silk Road through Kansas: 2018-2019 Special Year-long Program Series

Silk Road through Kansas: 2018-2019 Special Year-long Program Series
The term “Silk Road” traditionally refers to a dynamic network of trade routes between Asia and Europe that flourished from approximately 120 BCE to the mid-fifteenth century. Goods, inventions, religions and philosophies, and more traveled its length. Art was among the most important cultural content exchanged. This series will highlight the many ways the exchange continues today, even though the vehicles transporting ideas and aesthetics have changed. Speakers and performances during this 2018-2019 season explore the way cultures inspire and influence one another. Area institutions are participating in Silk Road through Kansas with exhibitions on artistic exchanges between Asia and the West. Go to beach.k-state.edu for the most updated schedule of events.

In partnership with Asian American Student Union.

 

Major support for the “Silk Road through Kansas” programs held on the K-State campus is provided by the Kansas State University Confucius Institute.
Image: Margo Kren, Fan of Cheese and Sausage Pizza, 2005, watercolor on paper mounted on wood fan, gift of Margo Kren, 2016.141