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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (6)
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  3. Calendar Overlay Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts (1)
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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. Field Station 4: Charles Lindsay

    November 5, 2019, 10:00 AM - October 3, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    An installation by expedition geologist and artist Charles Lindsay, who directs the artist-in-residence program for SETI (Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence). The installation will delve into earth's geological and cultural pasts, using scientific equipment salvaged from space exploration archaeology. Specimens and artifacts in Field Station 4 provoke musings on human perceptions of time and space.

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  3. APDesign Design Charrette

    January 26, 2020 - December 31, 2020 @ Cassias Gallery, Regnier Hall

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  4. AIA Wichita Exhibit

    February 3, 2020 - February 29, 2020 @ Chang Gallery, Seaton Hall

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  5. Darren Lee Miller, Reflections

    February 10, 2020 - February 29, 2020 @ Mark A. Chapman Gallery, 116 Willard Hall

    The Kansas State University Department of Art presents Darren Lee Miller installation "Darren Lee Miller, Reflections" starting Monday, February 10 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Willard 116.
    Admission is free and open to the public. Funded by K-State SGA Fine Arts Fee.

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  6. The Earl Project

    February 22, 2020 - March 28, 2020 @ Manhattan Arts Center

    This powerful exhibit tells the stories of Veterans and their families through art created in Earl Project workshops.
    Workshop dates are February 29, 2-4 PM and March 28, 1:30-4:30 PM.

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Community Events

  1. Bring a Date to the Zoo

    February 1, 2020 - February 29, 2020 @ Sunset Zoo

    Enjoy the zoo this winter with limited hours. Bring a date to the zoo this February- buy one adult admission and get one free.

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  2. Hearts 'n BBQ

    February 13, 2020, 11:00 AM - March 13, 2020, 9:00 PM @ Cox Bros BBQ

    On Thursday, February 13th Homecare & Hospice and Cox Bros. BBQ will team up once again to host the 5th Annual Hearts 'n BBQ event! On that day, Cox Bros. will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Homecare & Hospice Employee Education Fund, a fund established by the family of former hospice client Rhoda Culberston, which is designed to offer funding to any Homecare & Hospice employee seeking to further their education.
    There will be a lunch slider buffet from 11AM - 12PM, a whole hog buffet from 5PM - 8PM as well as live music and raffle items.
    All you have to do to participate is to swing by Cox Bros. anytime between 11AM - 9PM that day to enjoy some BBQ and spread some love!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. McCain Performance Series: RENT

    February 24, 2020, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists who struggle to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds audiences to measure their lives by one true device: love. Parental advisory: Some material not appropriate for younger children.

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For the Kids!

  1. Teen Literary Zone

    January 10, 2020 - May 1, 2020

    Teens 7th-12th Grade: Do you want to have your writing or artwork published in a short zine? We're starting a literary art zine! For our first year, each issue will have a seasonal theme. We'll accept any form of writing or art, including things like: poems, essays, comics, photography, scans of 2-d art, or photos of 30D art, or anything outside the box that you can create. The deadline to submit work for the summer issue is May 1, 2020. Submit digital files by emailing them to ya@mhklibrary.org.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Conversations on Race & Reconciliation: Who Are We? The World Within Manhattan

    February 24, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Pottorf Hall

    This is the first in a series of four community conversations listening to local voices. On Monday, February 24, participants share Conversations on Race and Reconciliation, in Pottorf Hall, in Manhattan’s CiCo Park. The doors open at 6:30 pm.

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Special Events

  1. American Adventure

    January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - May 10, 2020, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Settlers landed on American soil in 1607 unacquainted to the challenges they would face to build new lives. In this interactive exhibit, visitors take on colonist's life where choices made determine your fate. If you're lucky, you just might survive the year.

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