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Source: Martha Scott, 785-532-7718, marthas@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Andrew North, 785-532-7718, anorth@k-state.edu

Friday, Sept. 18, 2009

K-STATE'S BEACH MUSEUM TO HOST WRIGGLY FUN AND GAMES WITH 'BUGGING OUT IN MANHATTAN' OPEN HOUSE

MANHATTAN -- As part of Kansas State University's Family Day and Robert Lang's "Insect Origami" exhibition, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will host the "Bugging Out in Manhattan" open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26. The event is sponsored by the Student Friends of the Beach Museum of Art.

The open house, which is inspired by the museum's exhibition "Robert Lang: Insect Origami," will provide children and families with the chance to create bug boxes, woven mats and butterflies, as well as to play wriggly games and enjoy cool refreshments. Children also can win a bug for their bug boxes after taking part in a scavenger hunt.

Lang's "Insect Origami" exhibit will be available for viewing and offers paper katydids, cicadas, silverfish, scorpions, beetles, spiders, butterflies, centipedes and walking sticks. Families are encouraged to come and go as they please to this free event.

For more information, contact Martha Scott at the Beach Museum of Art at 785-532-7718 or drop by the museum on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Free visitor parking is available next to the building. Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays.