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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. Collective Progression

    March 2, 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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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Dr. Slawomir Dobrzanski Piano Concert

    March 2, 2017, 7:30 PM @ All Faiths Chapel Auditorium

    Versatile pianist with broad repertoire, Dobrzanski frequently performs as soloist and chamber musician in Europe, South America, China and U.S. Graduate of the Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, Poland, and the University of Connecticut, where he received Doctor of Musical Arts in 2001.

    Currently Professor of Music at K-State, he teaches piano performance, chamber music and piano literature. Dobrzanski received a special Badge of Honor for his contributions to Polish culture.

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  2. Thompson Square at The Hat

    March 2, 2017, 8:15 PM - 11:00 PM @ The Hat

    International country music stars Thompson Square has topped radio charts across North America; comprised of husband-and-wife duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Aesthesia: The Future of Immersive Technologies

    March 2, 2017, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Multi-sensory experience research projects from variety of disciplines highlighted in short, dynamic presentations. Guests will have opportunities to interact and play with these video games. This event will showcase research from a variety of disciplines using technology to create compelling immersive visualizations, video games and stories.

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  2. Political, Diplomatic and Military Lecture Series

    March 2, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Country Club

    K-State Military Affairs hosts acclaimed war correspondent, journalist and author Sean Naylor, who will speak about military and media, counter-terrorism and special operations. Guests can pay at the country club reception desk. Event not to be missed by military-inclusive community leaders.

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  3. Sunset Zoo Science Fellow Program

    March 2, 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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