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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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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 43rd Annual Freedom Run

    July 4, 2019, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM @ Heritage Park

    Celebrate America's 244th Independence Day, the last 43 of which have been accompanied by Junction City's Freedom Run. Get an early start to your celebration with daylong events that include parade and evening concert and fireworks.

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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. Sundown Salute

    July 4, 2019, 12:00 PM - July 6, 2019, 11:00 PM @ Heritage Park

    Big events include Fourth of July fireworks. Diverse nightly music styles on main event stage. Carnival rides by Ottaway Amusement Company; food/craft vendors in Heritage Park. Five days of Independence celebrations in Junction City!

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  3. Celebrate Freedom: Wamego Fireworks

    July 4, 2019, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ City Park and more locations

    Check out the top-ranked fireworks show in Kansas and make sure to listen to live broadcast during the show at B104.7. Pets strongly discouraged because of crowds and loud noises.

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