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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 - 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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  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. Prairie Perspectives: Two Journeys

    July 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - August 10, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Kelly Yarbrough Frasier and Marsha Jensen explore their prairie home in this exhibit of paintings and hand-woven baskets.

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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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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Couple's Canvas: Sunset of Love

    July 13, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Bring your favorite bottle of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage, invite your friends and enjoy step-by-step instruction with Straight Upp's experienced and enthusiastic artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent you’ll want to explore. Online registration and payment required.

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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. Little Apple Paddle Festival

    July 13, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Tuttle Creek State Park River Pond area

    Revised paddling route with high waters and rapid current on Kansas River. Help set a Guinness Record for kayak and canoe parade participants. One lucky registrant will win a kayak, courtesy of Pathfinder. Sponsored by Visit Manhattan, Manhattan Parks & Rec and Travel KS. Make it a great day, a day on the water, and day of enjoyment in Manhattan, Kansas!

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