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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. De Gaulle/Eisenhower: Alliance & Friendship in War and Peace

    September 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - February 2, 2020, 4:45 PM @ Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum & Boyhood Home

    General de Gaulle and General Eisenhower both belong to the common national heritage of their respective countries. Their work is a source of reflection and inspiration for today’s world. The Charles de Gaulle Foundation and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, in partnership with the Eisenhower Foundation, strive to promote and honor the legacies of the great leaders. Together these institutions collaborated with the Musée de l’Armée (French Army Museum) to present this exhibition. With the generous support of The First Alliance Foundation, the exhibition will contribute to strengthen the bonds between France and the United States.

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  5. 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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  6. Incite MHK

    October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - November 2, 2019, 7:00 PM @ AJ's NY Pizzeria

    Incite MHK is an annual community-wide celebration of public art in Manhattan, Kansas. This year, the celebration runs from Oct. 27 - Nov. 2. For the inaugural celebration, Bicicleta Sem Freio will paint a large public mural in downtown Manhattan to be revealed on Nov. 2, 2019.
    Incite MHK is the brainchild of six community members with a passion for bringing Manhattan together through the arts. Through the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation’s Deihl Community Grants Program, the group was able to hire artists to paint a mural in town and inspire other events celebrating the arts in town. Event promotion is made possible by pro bono work from local strategic marketing agency 502. The group intends to make InciteMHK an annual celebration with different events every year.

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Community Events

  1. Pioneer Women Yoga Series

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Sage Gallery at Prairiewood

    Join Prairiewood Retreat & Preserve on the last Tuesday of each month for feel-good yoga, followed by a special guest speaker. Each month, they will feature a different inspiring woman who’s a “pioneer” in her field! Yoga begins at 6pm. $5 entry per person, plus cash bar. Entry Fee goes to local charity of the guest speaker's choice.

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  2. Trick or Treat for the Autism Community

    October 29, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Campus Creek Complex

    The Kansas State Speech-Language-Hearing Association Autism Committee will host Trick or Treat at Campus Creek Complex from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
    It is a safe environment for children and families with autism to trick or treat for Halloween. There will be games, snacks, trick or treat rooms, and a sensory room.

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  3. Manhattan Rental Housing Forum

    October 29, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ K-State Student Union

    The Student Governing Association and city of Manhattan will host the Manhattan Rental Housing Forum from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.
    The forum will include presentations on tenant and landlord responsibilities and renter's resources, as well as facilitated discussions regarding current rental conditions and concerns. Your feedback and engagement in the forum are important and will make a difference for future planning.
    This initiative is one example of many that the university and city work on together and contributes to a strong town-gown relationship. In The Princeton Review's 2020 edition of "Best 385 Colleges" publication, K-State is ranked No. 2 in the nation for a great relationship with the surrounding town.

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  4. Horrible Movie Night with Paul Busetti: Suburban Sasquatch

    October 29, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    As the forest is destroyed around him to accommodate an encroaching housing development, the mystical Bigfoot is angered and must kill to reclaim his territory. As the body count rises, an intrepid local reporter teams up with Tala, a beautiful Native American warrior to follow the bloody trail

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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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  2. Visions of the Flint Hills

    October 4, 2019 - November 21, 2019 @ Buttonwood Art Space

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