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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (7)
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  4. Calendar Overlay Kansas State Wildcats athletics (1)
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Art Exhibits

  1. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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  2. 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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  3. Armin Mühsam: The Unburdened Present

    February 9, 2019, 12:00 PM - April 28, 2019, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Because the present is a product of the past and thus of history, there is no such thing as an unburdened present, neither in life nor in art. This ironic meaning of "The Unburdened Present" does not stop with Armin Mühsam’s art but extends to historical events and fates of people whose lives are dramatized in programming that accompanies the show.

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  4. Shoot for the Moon

    March 1, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 20, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Showcasing the very best in regional photography at the state's longest-operating art gallery along the classic backdrop of Poyntz Avenue.

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  5. Celebrating Heroes: American Mural Studies of 1930s & 1940s (Hirsch Collection)

    March 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 19, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    The '30s and '40s were a golden age for murals in America when the everyday worker rose to the status of hero. Murals celebrate the work of miners, farmers and other laborers and cover walls in public buildings across the country. Preliminary ideas played out in sketches and nearly 50of these are displayed in this exhibition. On loan from Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College.

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  6. Beyond Gravity: Selections from the Permanent Collection

    April 2, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 19, 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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  7. Manhattan Area Photographers Exhibit

    April 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - May 11, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Biennial contest features Kansas photographers located within 40-mile radius. Entries scored by judges and 51 photos with highest scores are on display in this exhibit. Artwork of 25 photographers featured.

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Community Events

  1. Easter Bunny Presented by K-State Credit Union

    April 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 20, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    Get your child's photo taken with the Easter Bunny to mark the occasion of Easter 2019 celebrations.

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  2. Parks & Rec Trail Talks 2019

    April 18, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Eisenhower Middle School

    Discussions on priority plans for Manhattan's trails and community accessibility. Trail Talks provides opportunity for community engagement with Manhattan Parks and Recreation to learn about planned improvements, development priority plans for trails system's future and how you can become involved (contact Assistant Director Wyatt Thompson, 785.587.2767).

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  3. Paint Your Own Bookends

    April 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Need help holding up those books? Join us and paint your very own set of bookends (provided). Registration required.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer

    February 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - April 27, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Pete Souza served as official photographer to presidents Reagan and Obama, and developed an abiding respect for both men. The artist’s intention is to have these images contribute civility and respect across party lines during lead-up to 2020 elections. Beach Museum is proud to be the first venue for this historic exhibition.

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  2. McCain Performance Series: Church Basement Ladies, Rise Up O Men

    April 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Brand-new musical comedy features men of the church and your favorite church basement ladies who serve them. As these hardworking farmers discuss their scrap lumber piles and benefits of weld versus solder, they unintentionally disrupt the order of the kitchen. That’s what happens when you let the rooster in the henhouse!

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Texas Christian vs. K-State

    April 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - April 20, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Cats return home after playing seven of last eight on the road, including out-of-conference series at Creighton and league contests at Texas. Easter Weekend schedule yields Thursday-Friday-Saturday setup against 19th-ranked TCU. Promotions: Thursday Jersey Night/Baseball Jersey Koozie Giveaway; Dollar-Dog Friday; Saturday postgame Easter egg hunt.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Behind the Exhibit Lecture: Step Into Art Gallery Tour

    April 18, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Insider scoop on art and artists featured in spring exhibition, "Framed: Step into Art." Local art curator Jay Nelson leads gallery tour focused on featured artists: John Singer Sargent, Diego Rivera, Grant Wood and Clementine Hunter. Learn secrets behind the paintings and importance of art for young minds. Jay Nelson is an art curator and former owner of the now Strecker Nelson West Gallery.

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Special Events

  1. Framed: Step Into Art

    January 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - May 12, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Life inside a painting may sound like a Twilight Zone episode remake. Until now. Center guests immersed into different paintings to grow appreciation for artistic creations. Exhibit "prompts" spark thoughtful conversations and connections. Plus, experience favorite children’s books come to life at the second-floor children's exhibition area! Life-sized scenes from popular children’s novels allow visitors to feel part of the story.

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