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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. 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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Community Events

  1. First Saturday Cars & Coffee

    July 6, 2019, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Whether you prefer your coffee leaded or unleaded, bring your truck, roadster, classic or exotic car the 1st Saturday of the month, May through October. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Joe while perusing the parking lot. Starts at 9am.

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For the Kids!

  1. Science Saturdays

    July 6, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Fun, hands-on activities to discover the fascinating world of science. Featuring Sunset Zoo's Science Communication Fellows to share research in fun, new way. Each Science Saturday features different demos and attendee workshops to learn new things each session. Event held indoors at zoo's entry and education facility, Nature Exploration Center. Science Saturday attendees invited to enjoy the zoo's animal collection before or after the event.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Kid's Canvas: Hello Panda

    July 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Straight Upp Creative Studio

    Join Straight Upp Creative Studio for Kid's Canvas painting. Straight Upp provides step-by-step instruction for this one-of-a-kind event. Yummy snacks, drinks and fun music will make for a morning full of laughs. Online registration and payment required. This event designed for kids between the ages of 1-10 years old.

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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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