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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (4)
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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Golden Valley, Endless Skyway 2019

    June 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - August 17, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Summer breezes in and brings with it new artistry at Manhattan's downtown art gallery.

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  4. MAC Community Studios & Actor Artists

    June 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - July 6, 2019, 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    New edition features drawing, painting and pottery with another side to a few of MAC's on-stage talents.

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Community Events

  1. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Secrets of Manhattan

    June 22, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Meeting location
    Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Tour Manhattan Regional Airport terminal and air traffic control tower; Go Flex Air flight training school and state of the art flight simulator. Complete tour with double dose of public works: Insider tours of Manhattan’s water treatment plant and wastewater treatment facility. See where city's clean water comes from, what happens to everything that goes down the drain. Travel and tour included. Light snacks provided; guests encouraged to bring re-sealable water bottle. Note: Moderate walking and stair climbing required.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Kicker Country Stampede

    June 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - June 22, 2019 @ Heartland Motorsports Park

    Note: Flood potential to event grounds has precipitated move to Topeka at Heartland Park. All ticket packages honored as if at the normal venue.
    Jason Aldean, Old Dominion, Jake Owen and Clint Black among the headliners for 24th annual Kicker Country Stampede. Three stages with Cenex Main Stage host to 15-16 performers and additional talent on adjacent stages. Three-day music festival, a summer spectacular not to be missed! More performers include Sawyer Brown and Casey Donahew.

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  2. Manhattan Experimental Theater Performance

    June 21, 2019, 7:30 PM - June 22, 2019 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    MXTW is a 5-week workshop for high school students. Part classroom & part production-company, participants study various styles of avant-garde theater, then write & perform original pieces under the influences of the styles they have studied. May contain some strong language. May not be suitable for children under 13.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Paint & Sip: Aurora Forest

    June 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Neal will lead the group in painting "Aurora Forest" as well as provide goofy, yet entertaining, art history anecdotes all while teaching painting techniques, color theory and other art related skills. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.
    Bring your beverage of choice to enjoy as you paint. Painting will begin promptly at 6:30.
    Registration is non-refundable

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Special Events

  1. Dream With Da Vinci

    May 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - September 8, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Artist. Inventor. Scientist. Genius. Leonardo Da Vinci was a true Renassaince Man. One of the greatest painters yet he only completed a few works. Da Vinci was a dreamer and inventor, and his love for math, science and art are highlighted through this fascinating interactive exhibition. Catapults, parachutes and a hang glider are just some of the inventions Da Vinci incorporated to explore the art of science.

    In an accompanying exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery, AIB Food First; learn how AIB helps companies bring safe, high-quality food to the world, and play baker for the day on the Discovery Center's second floor gallery.

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