Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

701 Beach Lane

Kansas State UniversityManhattan, KS 66502


701 Beach Lane Kansas State University
66502 Manhattan , KS
United States
Phone: 785-532-7718
Kansas US
The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art houses Kansas State University's collection of Kansas and regional artists and offers a schedule of changing art exhibitions. The Beach Museum of Art provides opportunities to explore art for all ages and abilities. Art Beyond Sight Tours and tours designed for those with special needs are available by reservation. Our building is accessible and wheelchairs are available. Please let us know how we can help make your visit a wonderful experience.

Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location: 
Wheelchair parking is available in the free lot just south of the museum
Main Entrance: 
Front entrance - no steps, back entrance-ramp
Accessible Entrance: 
Entrances have motorized doors Elevator at main entrance to second floor
Wheelchairs Available: 
Wheelchairs available on both floors
Accessible Restrooms: 
All restrooms are accessible
Service Animals: 
Sitting Area Location: 
On both floors, benches in galleries
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information: 
Docents are volunteers so special tours need to be pre-booked. Galleries have museum lighting, but the light levels can be adjusted on request at the main desk
Visitor Information Desk
The following items are available. Please ask for them at the information desk: 
Magnifying glasses
Notepad and pencil (for deaf and other visitors)
Other Resources: 
Security staff, located at the information, is always available to assist guests. Directional signage (e.g. elevators, restrooms) in braille.
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Art Beyond Sight tours of the permanent collections, and tours for visitors with cognitive disabilities are available by reservation. Contact Kathrine Schlageck, 785-532-7718 or
Our Access Programs Use: 
Verbal Description Tours
Touch Tours
Touch objects (replicas, facsimiles, props)
Verbal descriptions
Art-making activities