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Art Exhibits

  1. Marlin Fitzwater: From Wheat Fields to White House

    September 16, 2016, 8:00 AM - March 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library, 5th floor gallery

    Marlin Fitzwater spent a decade in the White House, the only press secretary appointed by two presidents. The K-State alumnus has donated personal papers to the Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at K-State Libraries. Highlights from the collection on display in Hale Library's fifth floor gallery.

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  2. Celebrating 100 Years of History and Heritage: Riley County Historical Museum

    October 13, 2016, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Riley County Historical Museum

    Centennial celebration exhibit showcases 100-plus artifacts and photographs significant to the history of the Riley County community. Notable objects include a section of original seating from Wareham Opera House, penny-farthing bicycle owned by Guy Varney, hand-carved sunflower clock made from local wood for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

    Many objects on view have been rarely exhibited. Centennial exhibition accompanied by series of programs (watch for announcements and check calendar).

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  3. Mapping the Early Career of John Steuart Curry

    January 17, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores Curry as student and early professional through more than 30 drawings, paintings and magazine illustrations. Never-before-viewed objects from Burr Living Trust of Lewisberry, Penn., will be a centerpiece of the installation. Exhibition organized by Beach Curator Liz Seaton and members of spring 2016 seminar, comprised of students from K-State and UMKC.

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  4. Kansas Veterinarian at Work: A Portrait by Tom Mohr

    February 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - June 17, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Photographic adventure and multifaceted representation of contemporary Kansas farm life. Mohr's photography challenges viewers to appreciate Kansas farmers with renewed vision.

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  5. MARFA Texas: Collections

    February 12, 2017, 12:00 PM - March 26, 2017, 5:00 PM @ The Volland Store

    Suzie Aron and photographer Kenny Johnson have curated this exhibit that allows viewers to share in the benefits of Donald Judd’s exquisite work and entrepreneurial spirit in a remote rural town in Texas. Photographs by Suzie Aron. Additional photographs by David Dowell, Kenny Johnson and Flint Hills community.

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  6. Collective Progression

    February 25, 2017, 12:00 PM - April 1, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Masters of Fine Arts candidates from Kansas State University Art Department hold group exhibition in Kirmser Gallery at Manhattan Arts Center. Exhibit features variety of media including ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Sponsored by Strecker-Nelson Gallery and Rebecca and Marvin Gould.

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  7. Eisenhower and the Great War

    March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - February 28, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Great War's influence on Dwight Eisenhower’s budding leadership abilities. World War I proved crucial to the making of this American icon and future president.

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  8. Jason Scuilla: Porta Magica

    March 14, 2017 - July 1, 2017 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Friends of the Beach gift print artist Jason Scuilla was raised in Sarasota, Fla., and his drawings and prints have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Scuilla serves as associate professor of art at Kansas State University.

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  9. Collective Progression

    March 16, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Masters of Fine Arts candidates from the Kansas State University Art Department will hold a group exhibition in the Kirmser Gallery. The exhibit features a variety of media including ceramics, painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. This exhibit is sponsored by Strecker-Nelson Gallery and by Rebecca & Marvin Gould.

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Community Events

  1. Maize

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore the science of how maize has evolved over thousands of years to become one of the country's most significant crops, and discover why it continues to surprise us today through eye-popping graphics, hands-on interactives and much more.

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  2. To My Plate and Beyond

    January 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 14, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore the world of healthy eating with Max & Munch! Exciting opportunities to experience hands-on benefits of healthy eating habits! To My Plate and Beyond was organized by Purdue Agriculture Exhibit Design Center and made possible through support of the American Dairy Association and Indiana's Dairy Farm Families. Sponsored by Via Christi Health.

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  3. Paint & Sip

    March 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Liquid Art Winery

    An evening to paint, sip wine and feel inspired by the ambient surroundings. Uncorked Inspiration Artwork "Love Birds" featured for this event.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. "Dare to Dream": Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    March 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Stadium Center

    Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies advisory board presents a special evening dedicated to the pursuit of dreams with Olympic great Jackie Joyner-Kersee, in honor of Women's History Month.

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  2. Go See It!: National Nutrition Month, Put Your Best Fork Forward

    March 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Dr. Almaz Rufael will discuss the nationwide nutrition campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, to focus on eating right for your lifestyle. The Go See It! series features speakers that highlight places to visit and topics of interest in the Flint Hills. No pre-registration.

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  3. Sunset Zoo Science Fellow Program

    March 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Meadowlark Hills Community Room

    Learn about the Science Communication Fellowship program at Sunset Zoo. This program started in 2015 as part of the Portal to the Public Network. The Fellowship is comprised of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers who have been through training on public engagement strategies. The class introduces participants to the Fellowship, explains goals behind the program and provides an opportunity to learn about current research projects at K-State.

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  4. Library Lab: Dahlia Wreath

    March 16, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Make an amazing Dahlia-inspired paper wreath that can brighten any room in your home. We provide all the supplies; all you need to bring is your creativity!

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Special Events

  1. Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee: "Dare to Dream"

    March 16, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ West Stadium Center
    Bill Snyder Family Stadium

    Greatest female athlete of the 20th Century as chosen by Sports Illustrated for Women, Joyner-Kersee won six medals including three gold over four Olympics. K-State's department of gender, women and sexuality studies has sponsored series of free Olympic panels and featured Wildcat Olympians. Joyner-Kersee has authored "A Kind of Grace," on her ability to prevail over difficulties; perfect parallel for "Dare to Dream".

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