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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. 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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Community Events

  1. Prairie Garden Terrace & Trail Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    April 5, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Grand opening of outdoor exhibit that highlights iconic flora, fauna and important historical, cultural and environmental topics to Flint Hills eco-region. Fifteen informational signs further endorse the exhibit. Light refreshments provided. Project made possible by Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation/The Manhattan Fund, Bank of America, N.A. Trustee, Flint Hills Discovery Center Foundation, McCownGordon Construction, City of Manhattan, Manhattan Parks & Recreation.

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  2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    April 5, 2019, 7:00 PM - April 6, 2019, 11:30 PM @ Forum Hall

    Bitten by a radioactive spider in the subway, Brooklyn teenager Miles Morales suddenly develops mysterious powers that transform him into the one and only Spider-Man. When he meets Peter Parker, he soon realizes that there are many others who share his special, high-flying talents. Miles must use his newfound skills to battle the evil Kingpin, a hulking madman who can open portals to other universes and pull different versions of Spider-Man into our world.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. AMP'D Conference

    April 5, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Gain new insights into the world of marketing, and benefit from ideas across different industries to create new opportunities to grow your business. Ampersand Business Solutions was built to fill the need for customized business development. AMP provides custom digital marketing solutions.

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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: The King and I

    April 5, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Musical based on 2015 Tony-winning, Lincoln Center Theater production and one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works. Set in 1860s Bangkok, unconventional and tempestuous relationship between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher.

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  3. South Pacific

    April 5, 2019, 7:30 PM - April 7, 2019 @ CL Hoover Opera House

    Heartbroken Emile De Becque agrees to take on dangerous espionage mission while in his absence, Nellie Forbush struggles to reconcile prejudices and her love.

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  4. Chancey Williams in concert

    April 5, 2019, 8:30 PM @ The Hat

    Wyoming native Chancey Williams and his “Younger Brothers Band,” relentlessly tour western portions of the country with rabid fan base. Williams is a country music singer-songwriter and former saddle bronc rider in the same vein as Chris LeDoux.

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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. Polyester Party

    April 5, 2019, 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    Dig out your polyester bell bottoms and disco for a cure with Kansas City band Disco Dick & the Mirrorballs. Cast your vote in the "Off the Hook" bra art contest, dress retro for the costume contest and pose at the fun photo station! Enjoy scrumptious heavy hors d'oeuvres from Five Restaurant and late-night munchies from AJ's Pizzeria as well as a cash bar! Party with friends while helping K-State fight cancer!

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