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Art Exhibits

  1. Jam Session: Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection

    May 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 25, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” exhibition features music, musicians and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs focus on the intersection of music and visual arts.

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  2. Golden Valley, Endless Skyway 2018

    June 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - August 18, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Summer landscape show at SNW Gallery features finest local and regional artists. Exhibiting artists: Zak Barnes, Aaron Morgan Brown, Louis Copt, Mark Flickinger, Ralph Fontenot, Sue Godwin, Kristin Goering, Cally Krallman, Oscar Larmer, Judy Mackey, Bill McCall, Carol McCall, Hans Olson, Susan Rose, Bradley Sadler and Chris Willey.

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  3. Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Art Exhibition

    July 9, 2018, 8:00 AM - August 30, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery, First floor, K-State Student Union

    Come to a deeper understanding of the beauty of the method of making characters along with the cultural meaning of written art. Current KSU Confucius Institute Chinese teacher and second-year graduate student in teaching Chinese to speakers of other languages at Jilin University, Ma Man has studied Chinese calligraphy since childhood with the guidance of her father. Discover the art of other professional Chinese calligraphers, Chinese traditional painters, and her own calligraphy works in this exhibition.

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  4. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Hoo Haw

    August 10, 2018, 7:30 PM - August 11, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Excellent live music and performers; mediocre comedy. Veteran actor/director Troy Hemphill leads annual favorite with new skits, songs and jokes. Familiar, fun-loving cast always packs the house! Contact Wamego Public Library for Aug. 10 show tickets.

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  2. Jekyll & Hyde

    August 10, 2018, 7:30 PM - August 12, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Based on the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson, pop-rock musical explores the epic struggle between good and evil. Dr. Jekyll is passionate and romantic, devoted to science. Mr. Hyde is a terrifying madman, an inner demon the world comes to fear. Murder and chaos battle love and virtue in this gothic-themed musical. Contains mild violence. Tickets available now as part of season ticket package.

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  3. Live Stand Up: Billy Wayne Davis

    August 10, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Writer, actor and stand-up comedian Billy Wayne Davis has performed in 41 states, 4 countries ... and Texas. He has appeared on Conan, Last Comic Standing and just released his second comedy album, “Billy Wayne Davis: Live at Third Man Records.”

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  4. Wheeler Walker Jr. The Dragon Energy Tour

    August 10, 2018, 9:00 PM - August 11, 2018, 1:00 AM @ RC McGraw's

    "I’m the only guy doing what I’m doing," Walker told CMT's Lauren Tingle in a recent interview. Walker is the alter-ego of comedian Ben Hoffman, as he combines elements of a comedy act with native country music recordings.

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Special Events

  1. Be The Dinosaur

    May 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - September 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Can you gauge what a day in the life of a dinosaur would have been like? How did they live? With this exhibit you can experience how the mighty T-Rex was one of the most ferocious of the Mesozoic Era. This fusion of state-of-the-art, high-tech videography and traditional exhibit features full-size dinosaur bones, paleontology field station and more! Live like the dinosaurs! Visit Manhattan and Be The Dinosaur!

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