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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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Community Events

  1. Wolf Spider Night Walk, Presented by Flint Hills Discovery Center

    June 7, 2019, 8:30 PM - June 8, 2019, 10:30 PM @ Fairmont Park

    Handle real spiders then head out on a night walk geared with headlamps to find, catch and release wolf spiders. Creepy, crawly fun for entire family! Registration open online, (785-587-2726) plus in person at Flint Hills Discovery Center. Youth must be accompanied by adult. All participants, ages 2 and up, must register.

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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. Shrek, The Musical

    June 7, 2019, 7:30 PM - June 9, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Columbian Theatre

    The tale of an unlikely hero finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand. Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

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  3. Arts in the Park concert: Kelley Hunt

    June 7, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Accomplished blues and jazz specialist, songwriter and musician Kelley Hunt produces a commanding and passionate stage presence with superior vocal and songwriting skills. Arts in the Park is a free Friday night concert series produced by Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department.

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For the Kids!

  1. Kansas State University Orientation and Enrollment

    June 6, 2019, 8:00 AM - June 8, 2019, 3:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Organizers have planned a day with activities and presentations to prepare for successful transition to K-State, so get excited. Welcome to K-State! Note: Use parking garage south of K-State Student Union; parking attendant will provide directions. Permits designated for parking lots marked W, O, T or Z.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Paint & Sip: Sunset Forest

    June 7, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Uncorked Inspiration

    Neal will lead the group in painting "Sunset 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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  2. Annual Garden Party: Light Up the Gardens

    June 7, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Kansas State University Gardens

    Annual Garden Party celebrates new lighting at University Gardens, raises funds for interns and student workers who learn and train at the Gardens. Refreshments, desserts and open bar with silent auction. Hor d'oeuvre stations, cocktails and live music. Silent auction features special items such as harvest tables, potted plants and more.

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