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Art Exhibits

  1. Voices: Art Linking Asia and the West

    December 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 21, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    One section of the Seaton Gallery will highlight the back-and-forth exchange of aesthetics and ideas between East and West through objects in the museum’s permanent collection, made by artists who traveled between the two regions. This project collaboration between curator Aileen June Wang and University of Kansas art history professors Sherry Fowler and Maki Kaneko.

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  2. Beyond Gravity: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - November 30, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing by Americans and complements Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme, "A Universe of Stories."

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  3. Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders

    August 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist introduces Jeremiah Ariaz. Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in Southwest Louisiana in the eighteenth century. Trail rides are an opportunity for generations from rural parts of the state to gather and celebrate. These trail riders form a distinctive yet little known Louisiana subculture.

    Ariaz is a Great Bend product and associate professor of art at Louisiana State University who has captured these equestrian clubs in a series of photographs selected for this exhibition. One image chosen as 2019 Friends of Beach Museum of Art Gift Print.

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  4. The Land of the Living Opening Reception

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Please join Strecker Nelson West Gallery for the opening of the next exhibit, The Land of the Living. This show will feature figurative and architectural work mostly, and will be on display until October 26th. Please join the reception to enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeurves, and meet the artists!

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  5. Three Native Portrait Artists

    August 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A good portrait moves beyond depiction of a person's likeness to a commentary on humanity. Paintings and photographs in this exhibition are portraits of local individuals who portray features of our cultural environment and are part of the fabric of our community. Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar and Luke Townsend are all local artists living in Manhattan. None of them have formal training in art.

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  6. John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within

    September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - March 21, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Best known for his depictions of Kansas, the American West also reveals itself as a significant subject in John Steuart Curry's work. Curry's earliest drawings reveal a boy under the spell of Western artists, e.g., Frederic Remington. Through 38 works, to include paintings and magazine illustrations, this exhibition explores Curry’s depictions of the West as a romantic and real environment.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Energy Efficiency Expo

    October 2, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Are you looking to reduce energy consumption by increasing the energy efficiency of your home or transportation? Come to the Kansas Energy Efficiency Expo where you can expect vendors specializing in replacement windows, insulation, lighting, home energy audits, programmable thermostats, efficient heating/cooling, and more.
    This will be a family-friendly event, with live music and a food truck.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. The Wizard of Oz

    September 26, 2019 - October 6, 2019 @ Columbian Theatre

    When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto, to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the Emerald City where a great wizard lives. On her way, she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them. This longtime favorite has been on this historic stage countless times. They are such big fans they even started a museum!

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  2. Organ Music for a Wednesday Morning

    October 2, 2019, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ All Faiths Chapel

    David Pickering, Associate Professor of Music, and Rachel Gros, a master's student in organ pedagogy, will present a 30- minute recital of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, J.J. Keeler, and Jean Landlais in the All Faiths Chapel.

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  3. McCain Performance Series: The Kingdom Choir

    October 2, 2019, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Founded in 1994 by award-winning conductor Karen Gibson, the Kingdom Choir draws from various Christian traditions and is dedicated to create sounds that reflect the community they share through their warm energy and enthusiastic performances. The choir released its first full-length album in November 2018.

    The group’s performance of “Stand By Me" at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018 was seen by a global audience of over 2 billion and instantly catapulted the choir to worldwide fame.

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For the Kids!

  1. Punt, Pass, Kick!

    October 2, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Anneberg Park- Turf

    Free punt, pass and kick competition for grades 1-6! Register at Anneberg Park. Prizes awarded to top three finishers in each grade division (1/2, 3/4, 5/6).

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Volleyball: Texas Tech vs. K-State

    October 2, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Mike Ahearn Field House

    K-State dropped two tough 2018 matches to Tech including five-setter at Lubbock. Red Raiders finished one game ahead in Big 12 standings thanks to the series sweep and this season is the first league squad to travel to Manhattan during 2019.

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Special Events

  1. Zoo In You: The Human Microbiome

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - January 12, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Non-human organisms outnumber our human cells 10 to 1, as trillions of microbes colonize inside each one of us. Learn about our body’s constant microbial companions and ways scientists realize just how important these microbes are to overall health, Hands-on exhibit features: Meet the Microbes, Our Complex Ecosystems and Exploring Our Microbiome. Fun science and discovery in MHK!

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