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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. 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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  4. The Land of the Living Opening Reception

    August 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Please join Strecker Nelson West Gallery for the opening of the next exhibit, The Land of the Living. This show will feature figurative and architectural work mostly, and will be on display until October 26th. Please join the reception to enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeurves, and meet the artists!

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Community Events

  1. September Stroll in the K-State Gardens - Hosted by Friends of the Gardens

    August 21, 2019, 10:36 AM - September 6, 2019, 8:30 PM @ K-State Gardens

    September Stroll at the K-State Gardens Bring your friends and family to the "Friends of the K-State Gardens" September Stroll on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Stroll through the various garden beds and collections. Chat with Friends of the Gardens board members and The Gardens' volunteers. Master gardeners and a few K-State horticulture students will be available to answer questions. Enjoy the music, play a game of cornhole, or try a scavenger hunt to top off the evening.
    The event and nearby parking are free. The K-State Gardens are at 1500 Denison, Manhattan, KS. For more information call 785-532-3271.

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  2. Purple Power Play

    August 29, 2019, 5:00 PM - August 30, 2019, 10:30 PM @ City Park

    K-State Fans: Are You Ready?" is the popular rallying cry before the Wildcats' football team storms onto the field each Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Stadium. The excitement fans exhibit at home games is cranked up before each season at Purple Power Play in the Park, hosted in City Park the Thursday and Friday before each season-opening football game. Larry Norvell Band Shell is the center of activity as vendors circle the park and K-State Pride of Wildcat Land performs on stage with cheerleaders and Classy Cat dancers.
    Any appearance by Willie Wildcat sends children and adults alike into a frenzy of excitement. More fun, coaches address the throngs of purple-clad fans each night of the rally with fireworks to culminate the event. K-State plays host to Nicholls on Aug. 31, 2019, and Purple Power Play will be staged Aug. 29-30. See you there!

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  3. Family Date Night

    August 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Widgets Family Fun

    Celebrate the weekend with family, friends, and fun!
    This Friday only, introducing the special "Family Package" This custom package includes: 1 Large Pizza, Bread Sticks, Soda Pitcher, and 4 $10 Play Cards for only $44.99 Enjoy Friday Night with the whole family and take advantage of this 1-night only deal!

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  4. Manhattan First Outdoor Movie Night: The Jungle Book

    August 30, 2019, 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Manhattan First Church

    Manhattan First Church wants to invite you to join them for our outdoor movie night featuring The Jungle Book! Activites and hotdogs will kick off at 7:30 pm and the movie will start at dusk. Pack your lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. Hope to see you there!

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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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