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Beach Museum of Art

Spring exhibitions

Here, and Now.

Art Faculty Exhibition
March 6 - May 12, Hyle Family Gallery, Marion Pelton Gallery

This exhibition represents the studio practices of 15 members of K-State's studio art faculty. These works, which vary in concept and construction, were created by a diverse group of artists from throughout the nation and world who have found a common home here in Manhattan. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at the Huntington Library and former curator of the critically acclaimed Crystal Bridges "State of the Art" exhibition, will give remarks in the gallery during the exhibition opening reception. A digital catalogue will accompany the exhibit.

Water Stories by Lynn Benson

2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist
Feb. 13 - May 26, Ruth Ann Wefald Gallery

In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames when sparks fell on oil-covered debris floating on its surface. The event caught Lynn Benson's attention and inspired her to study how human activity affects a vitally important resource: water. Benson's multi-media works in this exhibition represent bodies of water impacted by development and politics. Learn more about water through Benson’s work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by participating in art and learning activities focused on contemporary water issues tying to research at K-State and the Land Institute in Salina.


October 7, 2017-April 12,2018, Donna Lindsay Vanier Gallery

The exhibition Fronteras/Frontiers explores the complexity of borders and frontiers in the midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Artemio Rodríguez is a master printmaker based in Patzcuaro, Mexico whose practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking by engaging the public through a mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fidencio Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings, and paper.