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Source: Kathrine Schlageck, 785-532-7718, klwalk@k-state.edu
Web site: http://www.k-state.edu/bma
News release prepared by: Caitlin Muret, 785-532-7718, cmuret@k-state.edu

Monday, March 2, 2009

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM OF ART TO HAVE RESOURCE CENTER OPEN HOUSE FOR TEACHERS

MANHATTAN -- There are treasures for teachers to be discovered under the arch at Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

The museum will have a Teachers' Resource Center Open House from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 5. The museum's free resources for teachers, families who home school and early childhood centers will be showcased. Resources include videos, DVDs, art posters, curriculum boxes and materials from the National Gallery of Art's Lending Affiliate program. Also available will be information on free tours and transportation for local schools, and how to arrange for picture people -- volunteers who can talk to children about art.

Ideas for integrating art with math, science, language arts and social studies also will be available. Refreshments and prizes will be offered, and there will be a raffle for printmaking supplies.

The Beach Museum's Teachers' Resource Center Open House is supported by the Kansas Arts Commission.

More information is available by contacting the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718 or dropping by the museum on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Museum admission is free and complimentary visitor parking is available next to the facility. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays.