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Art Exhibits

  1. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!

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  2. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.

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  3. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

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  4. Here and Now: KSU Dept. of Art Faculty Exhibition

    March 6, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition represents studio practices by 15 members of the K-State studio art faculty. These works have been made within the last two years and vary in concept and construction. The artwork features the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at Huntington Library (San Marino, Calif.), will serve as juror and announce award winners at the exhibition opening.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Speed Dating Tonight! A Comic Musical/Opera by Michael Ching

    March 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - March 11, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Nichols Hall

    Fifty lonely-hearted speed-daters hope to find a sufficient, significant other. While not everyone will find a partner, the process is sure to provide audiences humor galore.

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  2. Oklahoma!

    March 9, 2018, 7:30 PM - March 11, 2018, 3:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Cowboy Curly and farm hand Jud have fallen in love with headstrong farm girl Laurey. She plays hard-go-get with earnest Curly and accepts dangerous Jud's invitation to the upcoming social, causing tensions to arise between the men. March 10, beer brewing process demo from Brew Brothers Hops & Sprockets. Also, Kansas Territory Brewing reps in attendance to answer questions about their beer.

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  3. Numb and Number

    March 11, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    The sometimes funny, sometimes sad story of how one family copes with a dementia diagnosis. This production of Numb and Number is a partnership with faculty and students from K-State's Theatre program, K-State English Department and Manhattan Arts Center. Donations for the Meadowlark Memory Program at Meadowlark Hills will be collected.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Mercer vs. K-State

    March 9, 2018, 3:00 PM - March 11, 2018, 3:00 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Third of five weekend non-conference series brings the Mercer Bears from Macon, Ga., to Manhattan. Bears won 39 games in 2017 Southern Conference schedule as junior catcher J.T. Thomas batted at a .357 clip, and are off to 11-3 start in 2018 with wins in eight of last nine games.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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