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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

701 Beach Ln, 14th Street and Anderson Ave, on the K-State Campus, Manhattan, KS 66506-0601
+1 785-532-7718
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This is a large museum with a great variety of items and displays.

This is a first-class museum as woild be expected on the campus of a large University. The... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
koppenlander
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Manhattan, Kansas
Very small Museum of Art ~ You can view this in under 2 hours

I was surprised at how small the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art actually is. We visited this... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
KSMeadowlark
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Topeka, Kansas
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701 Beach Ln, 14th Street and Anderson Ave, on the K-State Campus, Manhattan, KS 66506-0601
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+1 785-532-7718
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a first-class museum as woild be expected on the campus of a large University. The diversity of displays is a major part of the enjoyment.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

I was surprised at how small the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art actually is. We visited this museum for the first time this month. I had read that there was a collection of John Steuart Curry paintings and prints. I was disappointed when I...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

How can you beat free parking and admission in a college campus? Trick question - you can't. This art museum is a jewel tucked away off Anderson and 14th. It is immaculately maintained. Watch students pencil their favorite pieces. I enjoyed the White Cup. It...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great family programming! At least one open house event a month. Also good for date nights if you are in college - Thursday's open til 8 p.m. and next to Aggieville. Teach school??? This museum is a must

Thank Kathrine S
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Recently went to view a photographic exhibit. Small museum, so we were able to view two other exhibits also. Nice quiet place to wander. Located on KSU campus with ample parking.

Thank rose k
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

They have some really interesting art exhibits which change from time to time. It is a nice quiet place to wander around in. The exhibits that are standard are all worth going to see over and over. The docents are knowledgeable and helpful.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This small museum is wonderfully run and contains small gems of regional art. With its connection to KSU, its descriptions and literature are unusually perceptive. Great choice of traveling shows.

Thank t d
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Let your visit to the museum shrink or expand with your available time. There are beautiful permanent pieces and at two or three special exhibits that change every few months, so that there's nearly always something new to see. Admission and parking are free, but...More

Thank ShutterbugSage
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

I recently had a friend visit who was interested in the internment of Japanese American citizens. As it happened, this art museum had an art show, ceremony, and meet and greet when she came along. It was so enlightening and well put together. We really...More

Thank Emily R
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

First off, the orange Chihuly, breathtaking. My girls played a game of checkers while I browsed the exhibits. Jim Richardson, my favorite photographer, had a halls of Great Plains works. Beautiful painting of Poplars. Making this a yearly trip.

Thank Susana T
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