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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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  6. PolleNative: an MFA Exhibit by Dee Roof

    March 2, 2020 - March 6, 2020 @ Chapman Gallery, Willard Hall

    The Kansas State University Department of Art will present the exhibition, "PolleNative" by MFA Candidate Dee Roof from March 2 – March 6 in the Mark A. Chapman Gallery in Willard Hall, Kansas State University campus. A reception will be held from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2020 in the gallery. Events are free and open to the public.
    These events are presented and funded in part, by KSU SGA Fine Arts Fee.
    Dee Roof is originally from Philadelphia and received her BFA in Graphic Design from the Tyler School of Art of Temple University, where she was awarded the Graphic Design Faculty Award.

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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. Preschoolers in the Flint Hills: Color Crazy!

    March 3, 2020, All Day @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Preschool-age children (ages 3-5) begin discovering the wonder of the Flint Hills where they live, but look beyond the city limits in their exploration. Every session includes a story time, snack and themed craft or activity! Create a masterpiece from the colorful things we find! Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online, by phone at 785-587-2726 or in person at the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

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  3. 'Kansas Women Have Done It' A Celebration of Women's Suffrage

    March 3, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Douglass Community Center Annex, Tubman/Douglass Room

    Celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment for women's suffrage from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Douglass Community Center Annex, Tubman/Douglass Room.
    The program, "Kansas Women Have Done It: Agitating for the Woman's Vote," will feature an evening of music, performance and discussion in honor of the 19th Amendment and the birthday of Susanna Madora Salter, the first woman mayor in America, elected by Kansans.

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Conventions & Meetings

  1. KAESA 2020 Symposium

    March 2, 2020 - March 3, 2020 @ Hilton Garden Inn

    The Kansas Association of Education Service Agencies is an association of seven education service centers in Kansas that are totally committed, collectively and individually, to helping every school, every educator, and every student succeed.

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  2. Kansas DECA Annual Conference

    March 2, 2020 - March 3, 2020 @ Kansas State University

    1,000 students, advisors, judges, and volunteers gather in Manhattan, KS for the State Career Development Conference. Students compete for a chance to attend ICDC in Nashville, TN.

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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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