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  6. Calendar Overlay Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings (2)
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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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  6. John Steuart Curry: The Cowboy Within

    September 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - March 21, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Best known for his depictions of Kansas, the American West also reveals itself as a significant subject in John Steuart Curry's work. Curry's earliest drawings reveal a boy under the spell of Western artists, e.g., Frederic Remington. Through 38 works, to include paintings and magazine illustrations, this exhibition explores Curry’s depictions of the West as a romantic and real environment.

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Community Events

  1. 46th Pumpkin Patch Arts & Crafts Fair

    September 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - September 28, 2019, 12:00 PM @ Cico Park

    Join the Mercy Auxiliary at the 46th Annual Pumpkin Patch Arts and Crafts fair. Browse a unique selection of hand made and refurbished arts and crafts from local exhibitors, located at Cico Park in Manhattan, KS.

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  2. KSU vs Oklahoma State Watch Party

    September 28, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Midwest Dream Car Collection

    Join in cheering for the cats at this exciting watch party for the KSU vs Oklahoma State game! **Stay tuned for more details, OK State (Time TBD)

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Craft Shows

  1. 46th Annual Pumpkin Patch Arts & Crafts Fair

    September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019 @ Cico Park

    Join the Mercy Auxiliary at the 46th Annual Pumpkin Patch Arts and Crafts fair. Browse a unique selection of hand made and refurbished arts and crafts from local exhibitors, located at Cico Park in Manhattan, KS.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. The Wizard of Oz

    September 26, 2019 - October 6, 2019 @ Columbian Theatre

    When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog Toto, to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return, she begins to travel to the Emerald City where a great wizard lives. On her way, she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the Wizard of Oz will help them, before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them. This longtime favorite has been on this historic stage countless times. They are such big fans they even started a museum!

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  2. The Addams Family

    September 27, 2019, 7:30 PM - September 29, 2019, 9:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap, ba-da-da-dum, snap-snap ... they're creepy and they're kooky, and all together spooky. As the last dead leaf of autumn falls from the Addams Family Tree, all is right with the morbid, macabre world of Gomez, Morticia, Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Lurch. They've gathered in the family graveyard to celebrate life and death, but Wednesday dreams of love with Lucas Beineke, an ordinary boy from Ohio. Could her family ever approve? Fun, mayhem, and quirky humor ensue.

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  3. Harmony in the 'Hatt

    September 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Triangle Park

    Harmony in the 'Hatt, presented by Manhattan Nonviolence Initiative, is in conjunction with Art in Motion, at the Beach Museum of Art. This music festival has free admission.
    In inclement weather, the event will be moved to The Bluemont Hotel located at 1212 Bluemont Ave.

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Festivals & Parades

  1. Ag Heritage Park Fall Event: Old Settler's Day

    September 28, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Ag Heritage Park

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  2. Ag Heritage Park Fall Event: Old Settler's Day Barn Quilt Drawings

    September 28, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Ag Heritage Park

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Tallgrass Tour Bus: Plumlee Buffalo Ranch

    September 28, 2019, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Join for a morning of bison fun at the Plumlee Buffalo Ranch. You will get up close to America’s National Mammal during a 2-hour guided tour of this working Bison ranch. See a beautiful native tallgrass prairie and remnants of pioneer wagon ruts. Guests travel on a comfortable trailer making it safe and fun for the entire family.
    Round trip travel and tour fees are included. Not recommended for youth under 2. Tour leaves the Flint Hills Discovery Center at 8:30 AM and returns no later than 12:00 PM.
    Registration opens Monday, August 5. Pre-registration is required by September 27 at 5:00 PM. Pre-register online, by phone, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.Guests are encouraged to bring a resealable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided. Registration opens Monday, August 5. Pre-registration is required by September 20 at 5:00 PM. Pre-register online, by phone, or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  2. World of Wines

    September 28, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM @ Hoffman Lounge: Justin Hall

    Enjoy a variety of hor d’oeurves paired with Cava, a sparkling wine for an early lunch workshop. Cristina, our Certified Sommelier, will also be presenting this event.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. 8th Annual C. Clyde Run & Midge's Mile

    September 28, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bosco Student Plaza

    Event to honor business college’s first dean, C. Clyde Jones, to benefit Shepherd’s Crossing. 5K race route through K-State campus; plus participants can enter four-person teams to compete in the event.

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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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