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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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. Pig Out for Parkinson's, benefits Meadowlark Parkinson's Program

    April 25, 2019, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros. BBQ

    Slider buffet at lunch with legendary coach Bill Snyder. Pig roast dinner buffet features K-State football coach Chris Klieman.

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  2. Parks & Rec Trail Talks 2019

    April 25, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Susan B. Anthony 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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Conventions & Meetings

  1. Kansas Performing Arts Conference

    April 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Joint presentation of The Kansas Historic Theaters Association and The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission for presenting venues and organizations. Features nationally recognized speakers Randy Cohen and Mario Garcia Durham.

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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. Wedding Murder Mystery

    April 25, 2019, 7:30 PM - May 4, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    Beautiful bride, nervous groom and unhinged mother-in-law; audiences are in for delightful evening of comedy, romance, murder and delish catered dinner as identity of the wedding night killer is revealed. Dinner and of course wedding cake part of this show package.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Humanities Kansas Book Talks; The Joy Luck Club

    April 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Theme for Humanities Kansas book talk discussion series, "A Woman's Place." What's a woman's place? Who decides? We have been talking about women's roles in our society for 200 hundred years, and books in this series reflect the state of dialogue in the 20th century. Each author looks at the way women develop personal strength of character while dealing with society's or loved ones' perceptions of what they should be.

    Tensions between mothers and daughters, wives and husbands, career and family are explored in these stories of women who seek to define themselves and their relationships. The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan. One of four Chinese members of the Joy Luck Club has died and her daughter June must now fulfill her mother's lifelong wish. Her journey brings other members to an unexpected confrontation with their pasts and with American daughters. Book Three: A Lost Lady, Willa Cather, May 23.

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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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  2. ATID Showcase of Excellence

    April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Kansas State University Alumni Center

    Evening full of excitement and fun at 6th Annual Showcase of Excellence for the Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design at Kansas State University! Featuring a fashion show and mounted exhibit, this high energy event will reveal the excellent creativity and intellectual work of middle school, high school and K-State students. Purchase tickets at, search ATID Showcase (no tickets sold at the door for ATID Showcase event).

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