The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art offers an in-depth look at Kansas art and brings art and artists from around the world to the heart of Kansas. The museum’s collection includes over 7,000 objects and continues to focus on art of Kansas and the region.
The museum aspires to provide diverse experiences that strengthen the community's enjoyment and understanding of visual arts and the creative process. Its dedicated staff believes art is a natural common ground, representing creativity and promoting discussion for all disciplines. We invite you to explore with us and encourage you to think anew about personal experiences, sense of place, and the world of knowledge.
What We Do
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art furthers the teaching, research, and service missions of Kansas State University by collecting, studying, caring for, and presenting the visual art of Kansas and the region. The Museum’s exhibitions and programs expand its collecting focus by connecting regional art, culture, and interests with the larger world.
What Is Meaningful About Our Work
The regional art in our collections - as well as art generally - provides a rich terrain for discussion across disciplines. We present encounters with art as opportunities for exploring human experience.