Voices: At the Crossroads of Asia and America
July 30, 2019 – December 21, 2019
This exhibition of works by artists who traveled between Asia and the United States is the second presentation in a series on the theme of cultural exchange in art. It extends the museum’s 2018 program series, Silk Road through Kansas, which was named for the historical Silk Road, a network of trade routes linking Asia with the Mediterranean, Africa, and Europe that flourished from the 2nd century BCE to the mid-15th century. New works from the museum’s collection in this display include prints by Indian artists purchased for the university by K-State art department head Charles Stroh during his travels to India in 1984-1985.
The installation is a collaboration between Beach Museum of Art Curator Aileen June Wang and Professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko of the University of Kansas department of art history. A Big Twelve Faculty Fellowship provided support for the projects of Professors Fowler and Kaneko.
New Yorker on the Prairie
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Talk by Zhang Hongtu, Prairie Studies Institute Artist in Residence
The History and Art of Tea
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
Talk and demonstration by Tea Master Shozo Sato, assisted by Marc Anthony Macon
Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building, Kansas State University
Modern Design Methods for Twenty-first Century Challenges
Ekdahl Lecture by Surya Vanka
Monday, October 28, 2019, 4 p.m.,
Regnier Forum, Regnier Hall, Kansas State University
Image: Jyoti Bhatt, A Face, 1970, etching, 19 7/8 x 15 inches, Kansas State University, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, 1985.11
Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders
2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist
August 6 – December 9, 2019
The African American trail riding clubs of southwest Louisiana are a part of a Creole culture that has its roots in the population of free people of color, French settlers, and American Indians who lived in the region during the 18th century. Today, trail rides are an opportunity for generations from rural parts of the state to gather and celebrate. Club members assemble on weekends and move through parish communities and prairie grasslands, listening to Zydeco music from a sound system or live bands in tow. Kansas native Jeremiah Ariaz, a professor of art at Louisiana State University, has captured these equestrian clubs in a selection of photographs forming this exhibition. One image will be chosen as the 2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, a limited-edition photograph for sale to Friends and the public.
Platinum Major Sponsor: Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s Lincoln & Dorothy I. Deihl Community Grant Program | Gold Sponsor: Dan and Beth Bird | Bronze Sponsor: Bluemont Hotel
Art in Motion Western-Themed Kickoff Event
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Buffalo Soldiers (TNT TV Movie starring Danny Glover, 1997; 100 min.)
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 5-7:30 p.m.
Film screening with comments from consultant and actor Barrie Tompkins,
Nicodemus Buffalo Soldiers Association
At the Volland Store Gallery, thevollandstore.com
Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders (2018), book signing and talk by the
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 2 p.m.
Image: Jeremiah Ariaz (born 1976, Hutchinson, Kansas), Jeanerette Trail Ride (Jeanerette, LA), 2015, inkjet print, 30 x 45 in., courtesy of Jeremiah Ariaz