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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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  3. Yoga Night at Prairiewood, with Gwen Obermeyer

    February 25, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Prairiewood

    Join us in the Blue Sage Barn for refreshing, all-levels yoga led by Chapter Five Yoga and a cash bar with drinks by Arrow Cocktail Lounge. Your $5 admission supports a different local non-profit each month, chosen by our speaker. This month, we're supporting the Friends of Konza Prairie. Our guest speaker in February is Gwen Obermeyer. Based in Chase County, KS, Gwen has worked with Symphony in the Flint Hills, Ad Astra Food and Drink as well as exciting conservation projects in the Flint Hills. Yoga starts at 6pm, followed by our guest speaker. Please bring your own mat and other yoga accessories. Last Tuesdays, January - October 1484 Wildcat Creek Rd. Manhattan, KS 66503 6pm | $5

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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. Smartphone Photography

    February 25, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Collaboration Space and Classroom, Manhattan Public Library

    Learn more about the basic functions of your smartphone camera. Registration required.

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  2. Hops N' Profs: "I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me": Using Cameras & Technology for Conservation in Parks & Protected Areas

    February 25, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    This new monthly gathering pairs up innovative research with some amazing microbrews. Every month features a K-State faculty member sharing what they love in a fun and lively presentation, along with a featured microbrew from Arrow Catering. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Presentation begins at 6:30 PM.
    For this presentation, we’ll be joined by Dr. Ryan Sharp, Associate Professor of Park Management & Conservation at Kansas State University. As outdoor recreation continues to grow, protecting our parks and protected areas has become increasingly difficult. Sharp will highlight the ways that technology, specifically cameras, can potentially aid in the management of public lands. Come learn how brown bears in Alaska, river users in Arkansas, and much more is “on camera” for conservation!
    This event is free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Cash bar available for ages 21+.

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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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