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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. 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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  2. Auntie Mae's Anniversary

    April 6, 2019, 7:00 PM - April 8, 2019, 1:59 AM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    Pop into the Aggieville underground and help the old speakeasy flip the page toward 50!

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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. 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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  3. The Everly Brothers Experience

    April 6, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    From 1957 to 1962, The Everly Brothers sold more than 35 million records and had 35 Billboard top-100 singles. To this day they carry the record for most Billboard charting hits of any American duo. Their success at the time was rivaled by Elvis alone. The Bird Dogs and Zmed Brothers are thrilled to contribute to a cause that supports the recognition and preservation of the intimate origins of America's greatest rock n' roll singing sibling duo.

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For the Kids!

  1. K-State Kids Garden Club

    April 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ K-State University Gardens Visitor Center

    Kids (K-3rd) are invited to the K-State Gardens for five 30 minute Saturday sessions to spark interest in gardening with covering the basics and fun hands-on activities. Space is limited to 15 kids each session. Please register for one or all sessions by calling 785-532-3271. Dates: April 6, 13, 27 and May 11 and 18

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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. K-State Open House

    April 6, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Kansas State University

    Purple aplenty at the annual all-university K-State Open House. Explore Kansas State University's 250-plus majors and options with a special K-State Family atmosphere that makes all Wildcats stand out. Loads of fun events and activities, all around campus. Stick around and have a look around Manhattan, Gateway to the Flint Hills!

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  3. 2019 Flint Hills Beer Fest

    April 6, 2019, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Blue Earth Plaza

    Thirty breweries serving their wares along with food trucks and live music to benefit Manhattan Homecare and Hospice!

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