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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Online interactive tools for continued art experiences!

The Beach Museum of Art is closed indefinitely in compliance with K-State policies. In-person events and programs at the museum have been cancelled until further notice (see list at bottom). However, the museum staff is striving to provide you with art experiences through museum’s collection. Please find below the links to online art interactives we’ve already developed for adults, children & families. Please send us your suggestions for improving these or for other online offerings. We hope to add more soon.

Our current exhibition “Voices of the West, curated by Elizabeth Seaton, will be available to view online soon. It includes many never-before-displayed works from the collection, some by regional Native American artists.
Image: Norman Akers, New Company (detail), 2011, monotype, 9 13/16 x 13 3/4 in., Friends Kansas Art Fund, 2012.149

Museum’s newest tool “Thinking about Pictures” (TAP) offers images of artworks in the current exhibition “Inspirations: Art for Storytelling.” Choose an image & then challenge yourself to type in your observations & interpretations. Return often to respond to other images. This can be an intergenerational activity. If a young person cannot yet type in responses, an older child or adult can serve as the scribe. Start exploring TAP here.

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

Explore the museum’s art collection of nearly 10,000 objects for your research or enjoyment with Verandah, the collection search tool.
Details here.

The museum’s YouTube channel features videos of art, artists, and special programs. Enjoy the videos here.

The museum has several Educational Resources for schools, early childhood programs, social service organizations, and home school groups. Find details here.

Check our social media pages for series of fun interactive posts using art from our collection. Everyone is invited to participate and share!
Twitter: @BeachMuseum

We hope you will find it enjoyable to visit the museum virtually and often!

The following events and programs have been canceled, although we are hoping to announce plans for virtual versions of some of them soon!

April 4, 2020: Film Screening: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
April 9, 2020: Teacher’s Workshop – Week of the Young Child
April 11, 2020: Week of the Young Child Reception
April 18, 2020: K-State Open House
April 21, 2020: K-Link Family Workshop
April 24, 2020: Spring Donor Party
April 30, 2020: “An Evening of Art Song”
May 14, 2020: FRIENDS of the Beach Museum of Art Annual Meeting & Reception

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