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Category: February 2016

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare on view until Feb. 28

Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night. These famous plays and 15 others by Shakespeare would probably have been lost to us without the First Folio. Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, and only 233 copies are known today.Shakespeare in the Little Apple

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Folger Shakespeare Library is sending a First Folio to every state in the United States; the Beach Museum of Art was selected as the venue for the Folio’s display in Kansas. Join us through Feb. 28 in celebrating all things Shakespeare!

Shakespeare in the Little Apple

The First Folio’s visit is accompanied by a series of campus and community events celebrating the First Folio and Shakespeare.

Visit k-state.edu/shakespeare400 for a full list of spring events.  Upcoming Shakespeare events at the Beach Museum of Art: Continue reading “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare on view until Feb. 28”

LASER Art-Science talk Feb. 18

The next Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, LASER, a
national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience, will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. February 18th at the Beach Museum of Art in the UMB Theater and will feature the following distinguished speakers:

• Brent Chamberlin, Department of Landscape Architecture, K-State

• Don Hedrick, Department of English, K-State

• Natasha Rozhkovskaya, Department of Mathematics, K-State

• Nelson Smith, Department of Art Continue reading “LASER Art-Science talk Feb. 18”

Jim Richardson exhibition explores life and meaning on the Great Plains

Beneath the Prairie Sky: Photography by Jim Richardson
March 8 – June 26, 2016
2016 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist

March 10, 5:30 p.m. – Gallery Walk with Jim Richardson and Opening Reception

Ranchers watch approaching thunderstorm in the Sandhills of Nebraska.

In his photographic projects for National Geographic over the last three decades, Jim Richardson has explored natural landscapes and human cultures and environmental issues around the world.  But those worldwide photographic coverages were rooted in his Kansas upbringing and the subjects he found close to home. “Beneath the Prairie Sky” will explore life and meaning on the Great Plains. He has returned often to the subject of the prairie and the livelihoods of the people who make their homes in that ecosystem, at once rich and austere, beautiful and punishing. Filled with both exhilarating wonder and gnawing doubt, the artist says these photographs reflect 50 years of soul searching. Continue reading “Jim Richardson exhibition explores life and meaning on the Great Plains”

USD 383 student art on view Feb. 10-14

Join us in celebrating the work of the district’s students and their
teachers, during the 8th annual Early Expressions student art show.  early_expressionIn collaboration with the USD 383 art teachers, the Beach Museum of Art, Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery, and the Manhattan Morning Optimist Club, the Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools Foundation sponsored a district-wide art contest for elementary and secondary school students. Over 2040 students in USD 383 submitted original artwork which was juried, and the winning 110 pieces of artwork will be showcased inthe UMB Theatre at the Beach Museum February 10-14, 2016.

Continue reading “USD 383 student art on view Feb. 10-14”

Classes & Workshops

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

Family Workshop

February 24, 2-3:30 p.m. – Early Release Workshop – Costume Design

 – Parent to Parent School Day-Off Workshop (Junction City)

March 8-11, ARTSmart classes focusing on the spring exhibition “Beneath the Prairie Sky: Photography by Jim Richardson” and landscapes

Call (785)532-7718 or email klwalk@ksu.edu for reservations.