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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Category: January 2016

Hard Truths Revisited in the Work of Two African American Artists

Thursday, January 28, 5:30 p.m., Beach Museum of Art, UMB Theater


Watch video of a unique 15 minute keynote address by civil and human rights leader Julian Bond, delivered at the 2011 Indianapolis Museum of Art symposium “Hard Truths: A Forum on Art and the Politics of Difference,” a gathering held in conjunction with the exhibition “Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial.”  Learn a bit about Mr. Dial’s highly original artwork, and hear an update on K-State’s Gordon Parks Digital Humanities Project, carried out in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Museum in Ft. Scott, KS. Leaders from KSU’s Black Student Union will comment and lead the audience discussion.

Image: Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks, Harlem Rally, New York, 1963 (printed 1973), gelatin silver print, KSU, Beach Museum of Art, gift of the artist

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

Opening Reception
February 4, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare,” on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library, at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art with an evening of Shakespeare-related activities, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres. View the folio and ask questions of gallery interpreters, learn about Shakespeare and his time during scholarly speed talks, and listen to performances in the galleries.  Members of the Friends of the Beach Museum of Art are invited to a preview reception from 5-5:30 p.m.Shakespeare in the Little Apple

What is the First Folio? 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.  Continue reading “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare”

Classes and Workshops

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

Family Workshop

February 7, 1:30p.m., Family Valentines Workshop

February 2-5, ARTSmart classes focusing on the spring exhibition First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare and the art of bookmaking.

February 11, 10a.m.-noon – School Day-Off Theatre Workshop

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

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