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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (5)
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Art Exhibits

  1. CLOSED 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. CLOSED 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. CLOSED APDesign Design Charrette

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

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  4. CLOSED 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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  5. CLOSED Architecture Studio Exhibit

    March 2, 2020 - March 31, 2020 @ Chang Gallery, Seaton Hall

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Community Events

  1. CANCELLED Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming

    March 1, 2020, 4:30 AM - April 30, 2020, 10:00 AM @ Fairmont Park

    Don't miss this rare opportunity to visit the Greater Prairie-Chicken Booming ground at the height of the booming season. Staff will accompany you on the trip and provide all the insight you need! Fee includes transportation and light breakfast.
    Ages 10+; under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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  2. CANCELLED THROUGH MARCH 30 Adult Craft Nights

    March 19, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library, Groesbeck Meeting Room

    Necessary supplies will be provided for each of these fun and relaxing craft nights. Sign up individually, with friends, or meet new friends when you arrive. All craft nights will take place in the Groesbeck Meeting Room on the 2nd floor, on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 PM. Registration required. Projects include: Origami Light Strings, Decorative Yarn Balls, Beeswax Wraps, Farmhouse Floral Arrangement, and Barn Quilts.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. CANCELLED McCain Performance Series: Homer's The Odyssey

    March 19, 2020, 7:30 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    Epic tale of one man’s decade-long struggle to return home. One of the most famous tales in the world of literature, “The Odyssey” remains an influential and moving portrait of Odysseus’ monumental journey fraught with obstacles, dangers and temptations. A testament to perseverance and the human spirit, Aquila Theatre presents this thrilling new dramatic adaptation of a timeless poem. Parental Advisory: Material may not be appropriate for children under 12.

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For the Kids!

  1. CANCELLED THROUGH MARCH 30 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. CANCELLED Kansas Humanities Book Talks

    March 19, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Our Humanities Kansas "Talk About Literature in Kansas" book discussion series theme for Springs 2020 is "Living with the Land." The characters in this series ask themselves what the place of nature can or should be when the world is becoming increasingly complex and "unnatural." Books will be available for check out at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor. Sponsored by Manhattan Library Association and Humanities Kansas.

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Special Events

  1. CLOSED THROUGH MARCH 30 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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