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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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Community Events

  1. Fiesta To Remember: Presented by Coco Bolos and Central National Bank

    July 25, 2019, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Don't miss an evening you won't want to forget! Join us for the first annual Fiesta to Remember: Tastes & Tunes for a Reason Thursday, July 25 at Coco Bolos from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. This Fundraiser and friend-raiser will benefit Meadowlark Memory Program. Ten percent of the daily proceeds and any donations will go directly to Meadowlark Memory Program. This event is sponsored by Central National Bank.
    Coco Bolos will be hosting the event during the summer Landshark Music Series. Starting at 7 p.m. enjoy live music by Los Yumas, a local Latin jazz band.

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  2. Riley County Fair

    July 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - July 29, 2019, 10:00 PM @ Riley County Fairgrounds

    Fun, festive atmosphere of a county fair fills the air beginning July 26 in CiCo Park. The 44th anniversary of the Kaw Valley Rodeo is a big part of the schedule on July 24-29, along with the fair's many 4-H projects, judging and Ottaway Amusements Carnival. Home delicacies and homemade pies among many menu items.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Landshark Music Series: Los Yumas

    July 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Bolos' crew for loud food and spicy music with Los Yumas as part of the Landshark Music Series. Corner entrance to Aggieville for a Bolo of a good time.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. National Wine & Cheese Day

    July 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's

    July 25th is National Wine and Cheese Day!! Harry’s will celebrate the ultimate pairing, wine and cheese. This class may be cheesy, but it'll make you feel grate. National Wine and Cheese Day provides an opportunity to sample some of our favorite wines and cheeses in a fun way. The pairing of Wines and Cheese has a long tradition of being regionalized. Across wine producing cultures, each will have traditional approaches to pairing their local wines and cheeses. Join as they discuss those pairings from all across the globe.

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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. Kaw Valley Rodeo

    July 25, 2019, 8:00 PM - July 27, 2019, 10:00 PM @ Wells Arena

    Opening-night picnic part of the observation and salute to the military. Bareback riding, steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding are just part of the competitions during this Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned event. Enjoy the pro rodeo cowboys competition in open-air Wells Arena at the Riley County Fair. Tickets available at Ampride, Copies 4 Less, Dara’s Corner Stores, Dillon’s, Outpost Western Wear and Yee Haw Country Outfitters. Three nights in MHK!

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