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Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

Spring exhibitions

Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer

Feb. 5-April 27, John F. Helm Jr. Gallery

Pete Souza served as the official photographer to President Reagan and President Obama. Souza's photos in this exhibit contribute to civility and respect across party lines leading up to the 2020 election. The Beach Museum is proud to be the historic exhibition's first venue. Photographs by Pete Souza; exhibition organization by art2art Circulating Exhibitions; sponsored by K-State's Office of the President, Mary Vanier, Jackie Jartman Borck and Lee Borck, Jack Goldstein Charitable Trust, Holiday Inn at the Campus, K-State art department and other generous donors.

Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of the 1930s and 1940s

from the Steven and Susan Hirsch Collection
March 5-June 15, Marion Pelton and Hyle Galleries

The 30s and 40s were America's golden age for murals as the everyday worker rose to the status of hero. Murals celebrating the work of miners, farmers and other laborers covered walls in public buildings across the country. Nearly 50 of these sketched preliminary ideas are displayed in this exhibition. On loan from Frances Lehman Art Center, Vassar College.

By the hour

  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Join us for gallery activities and art projects featuring our spring exhibitions — it's a great chance to explore!