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Opening Soon! Voices of the West


Voices of the West
February 4 – July 25, 2020

Americans’ understanding of the history of the American West, including that of the Great Plains, has been significantly shaped by novels, movies, and television Westerns. These narratives often leave out the voices of the region’s Indigenous inhabitants, women, and other groups. This selection of works from the museum’s collection presents alternative perspectives on the historic and modern American West. The images by American Indian artists, for example, address the displacement of Native peoples and the challenge of maintaining cultural traditions. Other artworks highlight the idealization of the Western landscape as well as its overdevelopment. Still other works reassess the iconic status of historical Western figures.

Image: Norman Akers, New Company, 2011, monotype, 9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in. Friends Kansas Art Fund, 2012.149

Buffalo Soldiers

Thursday, January 30, 5-7:30 p.m.
Buffalo Soldiers
(TNT TV movie starring Danny Glover, 1997; 100 min.)
Parental discretion is advised.

Film screening with comments from actor and consultant to the filmmakers Barrie Tompkins, Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers Association.

Barrie Tompkins is a third generation farrier and a certified Master Farrier from the American Farrier Association. In 1993, he moved to Kansas where he continued his work as a farrier, and started doing presentations about the Buffalo Soldiers across the nation. In 1995, he founded The Nicodemus Buffalo Soldier Association.

Tompkins has appeared in the TNT movies  Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders with Sam Elliott, Tom Berringer, and Gary Busey. Playing the part of the Rifle Commander in Buffalo Soldiers, Tompkins appeared alongside Danny Glover, Mykelti Williamson, and Timothy Busfield.

Valentine’s Workshop

Saturday, February 1, 1:30-3 p.m.
Valentine’s Workshop

All the supplies you need to create the perfect Valentines for friends and loved ones, plus snacks to fuel your creativity. Reservations are not required but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Project fees are $5 per participant, $2.50 for military families (cash or check only).

Art and Science in the Anthropocene Age

Thursday, February 6, 5:30 p.m.
Art and Science in the Anthropocene Age

Public conversation with artist Charles Lindsay and K-State faculty: Associate Professor of Physics Eleanor Sayre, Associate Professor of Philosophy Scott Tanona, and Professor of English Lisa Tatonetti. Moderated by K-State Associate Professor of Art Shreepad Joglekar.

In conjunction with the exhibition Charles Lindsay: FIELD STATION 4.

Image: FIELD STATION 4. Photo by Charles Lindsay

The Only Good Indian

Thursday, February 20, 5:30 p.m.
The Only Good Indian: Film screening and post-film conversation

Parental discretion is advised.

This film, directed by University of Kansas Film Professor Kevin Willmott, presents a story about the harsh federal boarding schools many American Indian children were forced to attend.

K-State Linguistic Anthropologist Amber Neely and others will comment and invite audience discussion after the screening.

In conjunction with Voices of the West exhibition.

 

 

Image: © 2009 Kevin Wilmott

Native American Perspectives

Thursday, February 27, 5:30 p.m.
Native American Perspectives
Panel discussion

Join us for a closer look at historic and contemporary Native American imagery in the Voices of the West exhibition. Hear from guest speakers University of Kansas Art Professor Norman Akers (Osage), K-State Anthropology Professor Lauren Ritterbush, and Oklahoma-based artist Minita Crumbo Halsey, daughter of late artist Woody Crumbo (Potawatomi).

Image: Johann Hürlimann after Karl Bodmer, Sih-Chidä & Mahchsi-Karehde, Mandan Indians, 1841, from Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834 (London: Ackermann & Co., 1841), engraving, etching, aquatint, and mezzotint with hand coloring on paper, 19 ¾ x 16 ½ in., gift of Patricia O’Brien, 2019.206

Idiocracy

Sci-Fi Saturdays Film Series

Grab a snack and enjoy a Saturday afternoon movie.

Saturday, February 29, 1 p.m.
Idiocracy

How do you imagine the future of our society? In this 2006 comedy, Luke Wilson plays a man who wakes up after 500
years of dormancy in a cryogenic preservation experiment.

In conjunction with Charles Lindsay: FIELD STATION 4 exhibition.
Refreshments served.

Image: Twentieth Century Fox,
Ternion Pictures

Current Exhibitions

Charles Lindsay: Field Station 4
November 5, 2019 – October 3, 2020

John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within
September 24, 2019 – March 21, 2020

Image: John Steuart Curry (1897-1946), The Code of the West (detail), 1923, oil on canvas, 20 x 40 in., Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, gift of Mrs. Ben Hibbs in memory of her husband, 1976.0020. Illustration for Zane Grey’s serialized story “The Code of the West,” The Country Gentleman, July 7, 1923

Classes and Workshops

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

ARTSmart Classes – Move and play with 3D art in the museum’s collection galleries and special exhibitions. The focus is on creativity and problem solving. Next class: February 5 – 8: Mobiles

Homeschool Tuesdays – Classes meet on the first Tuesday of the month, allowing Homeschool families to participate in the museum’s school field trip program. They are appropriate for those in Kindergarten on up.
Next class: February 4, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Geometric Art (Math)

Cost for each class is $3 per child, $1.50 for military families (cash or check). Reservations required, call 785-532-7718 or email klwalk@k-state.edu. 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.

 

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!

Click here for all 2020 Winter/Spring programs for children and families

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Image: Elizabeth Layton, Untitled (business business business, you gotta have art), 1991, Kansas State University, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, 1998.222

Buffalo Soldiers

Thursday, January 30, 5-7:30 p.m.
Buffalo Soldiers
(TNT TV movie starring Danny Glover, 1997; 100 min.)

Parental discretion is advised.
Film screening with comments from actor and consultant to the filmmakers Barrie Tompkins, Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers Association.

Barrie Tompkins is a third generation farrier and a certified Master Farrier from the American Farrier Association. In 1993, he moved to Kansas where he continued his work as a farrier, and started doing presentations about the Buffalo Soldiers across the nation. In 1995, he founded The Nicodemus Buffalo Soldier Association.

Tompkins has appeared in the TNT movies  Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders with Sam Elliott, Tom Berringer, and Gary Busey. Playing the part of the Rifle Commander in Buffalo Soldiers, Tompkins appeared alongside Danny Glover, Mykelti Williamson, and Timothy Busfield.

Spring 2020 Preview

Voices of the West
February 4 – July 3, 2020

Americans’ understanding of the history of the American West, including that of the Great Plains, has been significantly shaped by novels, movies, and television Westerns. These narratives often leave out the voices of the region’s indigenous inhabitants and other groups, including women, African Americans, and Asian Americans.

This selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection presents alternative perspectives on the past and legacy of the American West. The images by American Indian artists, for example, address the displacement of Native peoples and the challenge of maintaining cultural traditions in the modern world. Other artworks highlight the idealization of the Western landscape as well as its overdevelopment. Still other works reassess the iconic status of historical Western figures.

Image: Norman Akers, New Company, 2011, monotype, 9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in. Friends Kansas Art Fund, 2012.149


Inspirations: Art for Storytelling
March 3–July 3, 2020

Each summer the museum collaborates with the Manhattan Public Library to host an exhibition complementing the Kansas Library Association summer reading theme. These exhibitions shape the museum’s weekly summer art programs, tours, and gallery activities. The library 2020 theme, Imagine Your Story, celebrates myths, fairy tales, and fantasy. Whimsical art from the museum’s permanent collection will inspire visitors to create their own stories.

Image: China Marks, Monkey Boy and the Magic Beans, 2007, machine embroidery and appliqué on various fabrics, lace, thread, fusible adhesive, and Beva, 2007 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art annual acquisition, 2007.50


Art in Motion Program Series
A tribute to Marianna’s love for lifelong learning


Special film screenings and post-film conversations

Sci-Fi Saturdays Film Series

Art and Science in the Anthropocene Age Public conversation with artist Charles Lindsay and K-State faculty: Associate Professor of Physics Eleanor Sayre, Associate Professor of Philosophy Scott Tanona, and Professor of English Lisa Tatonetti. Moderated by K-State Associate Professor of Art Shreepad Joglekar

Native American Perspectives Panel presentation with artists Norman Akers (Osage) and Minita Crumbo Halsey (Potawatomi), and K-State anthropology professor Lauren Ritterbush

“The Old Chisholm Trail” Talk by Jim Hoy, professor of English, Emporia State University

and more exciting programs!

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