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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. Made by Hand: A Woman's Journey Expressed Through Fiber

    April 7, 2018, 12:00 PM - May 12, 2018, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Made by Hand presents the work of two female fiber artists, Anita Luvera Mayer and Jennifer Schermerhorn, whose creative talents transform their media into creations that illuminate and express a wide range of emotions, portray a feminine identity and speak to women’s societal roles.

    K-State Historic Costume and Textile Museum and Manhattan Arts Center have collaborated for Made by Hand exhibition. Strecker Nelson West Gallery is the Gallery Season Sponsor.

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  5. Made by Hand: A Woman's Journey Expressed Through Fiber

    April 26, 2018, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    “Made by Hand: A Woman’s Journey through Fiber” at the Manhattan Arts Center. The exhibition (April 7 - May 12) was curated by Marla Day, curator, K-State’s Historic Costume and Textile Museum in the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design. Mayer gifted her creations on display to K-State along with many others that have been showcased in Justin Hall and in campus galleries. Mayer creates garments by incorporating an incredible range of hand dyeing and embellishing techniques. Schermerhorn sculptures wool fibers into delicate figurative forms using felting needles.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Landshark Music Series: The Phaetons

    April 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' crew for loud food and spicy music and watch party rock & roll group The Phaetons tear up the patio! Corner entrance to Aggieville for a Bolo of a good time.

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  2. McCain Performance Series: An Evening With David Sedaris

    April 26, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    David Sedaris has become one of America's preeminent humor writers, as his pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and twice been included in "The Best American Essays".

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  3. She Kills Monsters

    April 26, 2018, 7:30 PM - April 28, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Purple Masque Theatre

    Agnes Evans leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly, only to stumble upon a 90s pop culture, imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.

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  4. Casey Donahew Band in concert

    April 26, 2018, 8:30 PM - April 27, 2018 @ The Hat

    Favorite on the Texas bar circuit eventually worked his way to national level a decade ago with self-released album on the Top 30 country album Billboard chart.

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For the Kids!

  1. Kids' Book Club

    April 26, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Kids grades K-6 invited to join library book club on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Each month features different kids' book series, and kids can choose which book from the series they would like to read. No registration required.

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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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  2. K-State Junior Days

    April 26, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Start exploring college options with sessions on academics and student housing, with residence hall and campus tours available after dining-center lunch. Refund requests must be made prior to 72-hour deadline.

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