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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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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Community Events

  1. Exam Cram

    May 8, 2019 - May 13, 2019 @ Manhattan Public Library

    We want to help you ace your finals! Visit Manhattan Public Library's auditorium for designated quiet space during dead and finals weeks. Outside of May 8 to May 13, the public library has plenty of tables available for students throughout the building. Good luck on finals.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Live Music on the Rooftop: M31

    May 9, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Tallgrass Tap House

    Local rock and blues band M31. Rooftop venue always first-come, first-served. Tap House an 11,000 square-foot brewpub located in historic, revitalized MHK downtown district. Outdoor seating for 50 on deck that overlooks downtown and rolling Flint Hills. Ten-barrel brewhouse produces rotating lineup of half-dozen craft brews, featured on tap with other guest craft-seasonals and specialty beers.

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  2. Bluemont Live Music Series: The Sounds of Many

    May 9, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Bluemont Hotel

    Live rock and roll from Bluemont's rooftop patio. Bring friends each Wednesday and Thursday evening for Live Music Series.

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  3. Live Music Series: The Sounds of Many

    May 9, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ The Bluemont Hotel

    The Sounds of Many play Rock and Roll music. This free live show is from 8-10pm at the Bluemont Hotel.

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  4. Live Music Series: Anna p.s.

    May 9, 2019, 9:00 PM @ Auntie Mae's Parlor

    With technical acumen acquired during an early career as an audio engineer, and a humble but confident stage presence groomed as a founding member of indie roots rock band Shiny Black, Anna stepped out as a solo musician in 2014. She's been on the road intermittently ever since. Her debut LP Umbrella, released in July 2016, showcased her signature song blend of melancholy, hope and resilience.

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For the Kids!

  1. Toddler & Preschool Dance Party

    May 9, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library Tami Borck Storytime Room

    Toddlers - PreK Does your toddler or preschooler love to dance? Children can dance to exciting music and listen to some wonderful stories.

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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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