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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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Community Events

  1. Live Music: Jazz Brunch at Coco Bolos

    September 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Coco Bolos

    Join Coco Bolos this Sunday for their brunch and drink specials accompanied by live music featuring The Andy Bell Trio! Live music from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM; brunch from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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  2. Art & Architecture of Sunset Cottage

    September 22, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Sunset Cottage Guest House

    Join for an open house and reception featuring the Art & Architecture of Sunset Cottage on Sunday, September 22, 3-5pm.
    At 4pm, you'll hear from local artist Kelly Frasier whose prairie-focused work is displayed throughout the home. You will also hear from architect Carsten Boschen about some of the characteristics of Tudor and Tudor Revival architecture, as well as some of the unique features that make Sunset Cottage a special property.
    Admission is free. Street parking is available. Additional parking by West Stadium is free on Sundays.

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  3. Movies On the Grass: RiverBlue

    September 22, 2019, 8:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    "RiverBlue," 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Sunset Zoo, 2333 Oak St. The zoo will be open at 5 p.m. with free admission. "Can fashion save the planet? Through awareness, we evolve. Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, "RiverBlue" spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world's most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future" — from "RiverBlue" website. Emily Pascoe, graduate student teaching assistant in the College of Health and Human Services' apparel, textiles, and interior design department, will introduce the film and led the film discussion.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. McCain Performance Series: Steve Martin & Martin Short

    September 22, 2019, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of stand-up, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Severe Weather Patterns with Dr. Mary Knapp

    September 22, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Wonder Workshop Children's Museum

    Dr. Mary Knapp, a K-State climatologist, returns to help kids understand Severe Weather patterns in all 4 seasons. How does weather and climate differ? Severe weather happens year round. How we can be prepared?

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 7th Annual Konquer the Konza

    September 22, 2019, 7:30 AM - 11:59 AM @ Konza Prairie trail loops

    Grueling endurance racers, this race is designed for you at Konza Prairie hiking trails in the Flint Hills outside Manhattan. Event capped at first 300 registrants (120=25k; 180=10k). Proceeds to Konza Prairie Biological Station.

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Special Events

  1. Zoo In You: The Human Microbiome

    September 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - January 12, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Non-human organisms outnumber our human cells 10 to 1, as trillions of microbes colonize inside each one of us. Learn about our body’s constant microbial companions and ways scientists realize just how important these microbes are to overall health, Hands-on exhibit features: Meet the Microbes, Our Complex Ecosystems and Exploring Our Microbiome. Fun science and discovery in MHK!

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