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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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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. Meet the Makers

    March 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - March 24, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Interact with local craftpersons and artisans who will demonstrate their work in the FHDC atrium.

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Craft Shows

  1. Meet the Makers

    March 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - March 24, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Interact with local craftpersons and artisans who will demonstrate their work in the FHDC atrium for each of five days encompassing the week.

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For the Kids!

  1. Adventure Camp: Sunset Zoo (grades 3-6)

    March 23, 2017, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    All aboard for trip to the zoo! Learn about what different animals eat, differences of teeth size and shape, and blubber ... how arctic animals store energy to keep warm! Adventure Camp is a unique program offered at both Flint Hills Discovery Center and Sunset Zoo throughout the school year. Child's age determines camp location (when offered at both sites). Children may be dropped off at 7:30 a.m. Half-day pick-up noon to 12:15 p.m.; full-day pick-up 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Day registrants bring sack lunch. Pre-registration required.

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  2. Nature Storytime

    March 23, 2017, 11:00 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Stories about natural world; create a nature craft. Suggested for ages K - 3rd grade.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. Fire Photography Lecture

    March 23, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Join local photographer Scott Bean for a free one-hour lecture on fire photography. It is nearly burning season, and Scott will review tips and tricks for all of us looking to photograph rangeland fires here in the Flint Hills.

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  2. Talk about Literature in Kansas

    March 23, 2017, 7:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    "Harbor" is the stunning first novel by Pulitizer-prize winning journalist, Lorraine Adams. Aziz Arkoun is a stowaway who finds himself caught in an anti-terrorism investigation. Gene Chavez, who teaches and consults with bilingual education and cultural groups throughout the country, will lead the discussion.

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