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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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. 2019 Sheldon Edelman One Act Play Festival

    July 12, 2019, 7:30 PM - July 13, 2019 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Experience six short plays in one night, as the festival highlights Kansas playwrights. Featured: "Anger Management" by James Marlow, directed by Hal Keller; "The Sea Queen's Chamber" by Lakin Anderson, Hannah Bonilla and Hunter Rose, directed by Megan Clark; "Match" by Lezlie Revell Zucker, directed by Bettina Boller; "The Inconveniences of Flying" by Eric Speers and Zach Wood, directed by Jubilee Kinney; "Beautiful" by Jacqueline Wright, directed by Alisa Wolfe; "The Wrong Branigan" by Lezlie Revell Zucker, directed by Brent Sigman.

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  2. Arts in the Park: Mikey Needleman

    July 12, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Larry Norvell Band Shell

    Regional favorite Mikey Needleman keeps the audience riveted with music favorites as Arts in the Park, Friday night concert series draws to a close with just two remaining shows to follow: Aaron Lee Martin (July 19) and Black Jacket Symphony (July 26). 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. Astronomy Night

    July 12, 2019, 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Northeast Community Park

    Join Flint Hills Discovery Center off-site exploration of the night sky with high-powered telescopes, Make fun crafts and learn about the universe. Open to all.

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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. 2019 Aggieville Summer Olympics

    July 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Aggieville

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  3. Lights for Liberty Vigil

    July 12, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Triangle Park

    Please join Manhattan residents in Triangle Park in Aggieville at 8pm on Friday, July 12 to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees in detention camps across the country.
    Representatives from the local faith community and elected officials have been invited to speak.
    Please feel free to make and bring signs to express your concern, outrage, and/or disappointment with our government’s treatment of refugees – people who are simply trying to seek a better life for themselves and their families. Materials to make signs will also be available at the vigil.
    Share this information with others so we can fill Triangle Park with a sea of people.

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