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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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  5. Three Native Portrait Artists

    August 31, 2019, 12:30 PM - October 12, 2019, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    A good portrait moves beyond depiction of a person's likeness to a commentary on humanity. Paintings and photographs in this exhibition are portraits of local individuals who portray features of our cultural environment and are part of the fabric of our community. Dick Beeman, Clive Fullagar and Luke Townsend are all local artists living in Manhattan. None of them have formal training in art.

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For the Kids!

  1. New G.I.R.L. Event

    September 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Manhattan Town Center

    At Girl Scouts, G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders) are the STARS and our SUPERHEROES! Join for a New G.I.R.L. Event (for girls not Girl Scouts yet) and find out all the awesome experiences you have as a Girl Scout. This event gives girls an opportunity to get hands-on and try out what she will do in the four program focus worlds: she’ll put her Innovator cape on in the world of STEAM; ; she’ll take on a challenge and put her Risk-taker powers into action in world of Outdoor Experiences; she’ll showcase her business savvy as she is the ultimate Leader in the world of Entrepreneurship and she’ll put her Go-Getter heart, voice and hands to work in the world of Civic Engagement. This is a free, open house format perfect for the entire family. Come for 20 minutes or the full time. She’ll leave with awesome take-aways, parents / caregivers will leave with more information, with the hopes that everyone will leave as brand new Girl Scouts!

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Schuyler Bailar: First NCAA D1 Transgender Athlete

    September 10, 2019, 7:30 PM @ Wildcat Chamber

    Since being recruited for the Harvard men's swim team in 2015 as the first transgender athlete to compete on any NCAA D1 men's team, he has told his story across the country in more than 100 appearances, including on "The Ellen Show," "60 Minutes," at the CIA, the NCAA, as well as scores of conferences, companies and schools.
    Please register for the event through the Facebook links so they know how many to expect. This is part of his 2019 Graduation "Give-Back" Tour and the events are free and open to the public.

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