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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. CLOSED APDesign Design Charrette

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

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  3. 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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  4. CLOSED Architecture Studio Exhibit

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

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  5. CANCELLED Jazz at the Junction featuring the Robert F. Rodriguez Quartet

    March 28, 2020, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Jazz at the Junction, Saturday, March 28, at 7 PM
    Robert F. Rodriguez Quartet
    $10 at the Door

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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 Manhattan Polar Plunge

    March 28, 2020, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium

    Participants can pay the entry fees or fundraise to cover the amount. Of course we would love for you to raise as much money as possible for Special Olympics Kansas athletes! Every dollar you earn helps to keep more than 4,000 Kansas athletes with intellectual disabilities on the playing field throughout the year!
    When you register for the Plunge online you can create your own fundraising webpage to share with friends and family through email and on social media!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. CANCELLED Godspell

    March 27, 2020, 7:30 PM - March 28, 2020 @ Columbian Theatre

    Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

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  2. CANCELLED Madagascar a Musical Adventure Jr.

    March 28, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

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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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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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