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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. Jeremiah Ariaz: Louisiana Trail Riders

    August 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - December 9, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    2019 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print Artist introduces Jeremiah Ariaz. Black Trail Riding Clubs have their roots in Creole culture formed in Southwest Louisiana in the eighteenth century. Trail rides are an opportunity for generations from rural parts of the state to gather and celebrate. These trail riders form a distinctive yet little known Louisiana subculture.

    Ariaz is a Great Bend product and associate professor of art at Louisiana State University who has captured these equestrian clubs in a series of photographs selected for this exhibition. One image chosen as 2019 Friends of Beach Museum of Art Gift Print.

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Community Events

  1. USD 320 First Day of School

    August 15, 2019, 7:42 AM - 11:55 AM @ USD 320 Schools

    USD 320's first day of school for grades 1-5, 7-8, 10-12. Please see website for additional information.

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  2. Chapman Elementary: First Day of School

    August 15, 2019, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Chapman Elementary School

    Early dismissal for the first day of school.

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  3. 73rd Indian Independence Day

    August 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Longs Park

    SPICMACAY KSU and Indian Students Association at Kansas State University, would like to cordially invite all of you to the 73rd Indian Independence Day Celebration, to be held at Long's Park in Manhattan, on 15th August 2019. The celebration will include the flag hoisting ceremony, potluck dinner, and various games and fun activities.
    Kindly join in celebrating this joyous occasion that commemorates life, liberty and freedom.

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  4. Riley County High School Back To School Night

    August 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Riley County High School

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  5. Flint Hills Christian School: New Family Orientation

    August 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Flint Hills Christian School

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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. Third Thursdays at Downtown Manhattan

    August 15, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Downtown Manhattan

    See art exhibits, enjoy multiple performers and listen to live music as you peruse Poyntz! Grab a bite from any of our local downtown eateries and enjoy one of many drink specials offered from MHK restaurants and bars. Explore what’s new in the neighborhood. Your favorite downtown shops stay open late. Something new to discover; just the September event remains.

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