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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. 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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  4. 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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  5. An Endless Line

    April 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - June 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Featuring works by the area's finest abstract artists.

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  6. Middle of Everywhere: Architectures of the Kansas Flint Hills

    May 4, 2019, 12:00 PM - May 25, 2019, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Distinct landscapes around this Gateway to the Flint Hills, both subtle and dramatic, determine shape and character. Through an examination of the region’s architecture – the built environment – "Architectures of the Kansas Flint Hills" exhibition investigates complex relationships between buildings, landscapes and cultures.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Manhattan Experimental Theater Workshop

    May 18, 2019 - June 20, 2019 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Eligibility requirement restricts attendees to 9-12 grades. Workshop designed for students interested in art, writing or performance to include music, dance, theater, forensics. No pre-workshop theater experience necessary. Skills used not usually found in mainstream theater: Gymnastics, choral singing, dance, martial arts, musical performance, public speaking, juggling; any public performance may be helpful toward experimental theatrical explorations.

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  2. Bluemont Live Music Series: Wade D. Brown

    May 23, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Wade D. Brown plays roots and American music.

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  3. Music On the Rooftop: Isaac McClung

    May 23, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Join on May 23rd at 8:00pm for live music featuring Oklahoma's Folk musician, Isaac McClung. The rooftop will open at 5:00pm with all seating being first-come, first-served. There is no cover charge to attend!

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  4. Live Music Series: The Great Spencer McConaghy

    May 23, 2019, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Finn's Neighborhood Pub

    Fun evening of live music features the talented Spencer McConaghy! Bring friends and enjoy 60-ounce pitchers of the coldest beer in town while enjoying the show.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Humanities Kansas Book Talk: A Lost Lady

    May 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Theme for Humanities Kansas book talk discussion series, "A Woman's Place." 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 explored in these stories of women seeking to define themselves and their relationships. "A Lost Lady," Willa Cather: Stereotyped as a goddess, mother, friend, adulteress, glamorous Marian Forrester is an enigma to her young neighbor, Neil Herbert; a woman whose charm is mixed with terrifying vulnerability.

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Special Events

  1. Exploring Wines From Washington

    May 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    The Apple state represents some of the best made U.S wines and some of the best values one can find. Learn about key grape varieties, geography, culture and how to get the most bang for your buck.

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