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  1. Calendar Overlay Art Exhibits (10)
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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy

    April 1, 2017, 8:00 AM - October 13, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Hale Library fifth floor gallery

    K-State Libraries joins 150th anniversary celebrations of Chisholm Trail. "Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy" exhibit with artifacts, books, maps and photos allows glimpse into Kansas' Wild West era and turbulent relationship with Texas cattle trade.

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  7. Chisholm Trail 150th: The Cowtown that Raised a President

    April 1, 2017, 9:00 AM - May 30, 2018, 4:45 PM @ Eisenhower Presidential Library

    Rare artifacts and historic photographs of life along the Chisholm Trail to celebrate the trail's sesquicentennial. Learn origins of the cowboy boot, and how the phrase “real McCoy” became a familiar phrase in American lexicon. Legendary stories behind near mythical figures like Wild Bill Hickok and others. Dwight Eisenhower developed a love for all things western ... find out why. This lil' cowtown raised a President!

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  8. Other Worlds

    April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - May 20, 2017, 3:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Other Worlds presents artists' visions of New World and Old World lands and people; memories of childhood, imaginations of the fantastical.

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  9. Manhattan Area Photographers Exhibit

    April 8, 2017, 12:00 PM - May 13, 2017, 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Arts Center

    Open to artists 16 years/older; artists may submit up to four entries. Juried exhibit of 50 photographs by Kansas photographers located within 40-mile radius. Only digital submissions in three categories (people, nature, illustrative).

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  10. The Art of Healing

    April 19, 2017, 4:00 PM - May 4, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Columbian Theatre, Swogger Art Gallery

    Collection of works from Pawnee Mental Health Services

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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 with Uncorked Inspiration: Butterfly

    April 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Fun evening to paint and drink wine as you create personal artwork and enjoy some of the best wine and hard cider in Kansas. Uncorked Inspiration artist Neal Wollenberg will lead the group to paint "Butterfly" with goofy, yet entertaining art history anecdotes. You'll walk away with some knowledge of art techniques, an original painting of your own, and having had a great time.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Unity

    April 20, 2017, 7:30 PM - April 22, 2017, 10:00 PM @ Chapman Theater

    Post World War I, fear of the deadly Spanish Flu illness fills town with paranoia. Once it spreads, citizens turn on one another in attempt to find scapegoat. Seven total performances at Nichols Auditorium, Mark A. Chapman Theater.

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For the Kids!

  1. Tween Club: Iron Chef

    April 20, 2017, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Grilled cheese is a great snack, but do you think you can make it even better? Work in groups to create tasty and original dish to wow the judges. Tween club takes place on third Thursday each month. Suggested for kids fourth through sixth grade; no registration required.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. 17th annual Huck Boyd Lec­ture in Community Media

    April 20, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ K-State Alumni Center

    “Remembering our friends at the front” will be the topic covered by author Lisa Silvestri,at Kansas State University. Silvestri will also par­ticipate in a roundtable discus­sion on the impact of social media on soldiers and families in transition. On April 21, Silvestri will be the keynote speaker at the annual conference of Kansas Profes­sional Communicators.

    Silvestri is author of “Friended at the Front: So­cial Media in the American War Zone." Her visit is co-sponsored by the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media in the A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Commu­nications and the university’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

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  2. Go See It!: Get Moving Manhattan

    April 20, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Certified health coach and Via Christi Wellness Supervisor Barbie Anderson/RN presentation on how to stay fit as spring months move further along into summer. This series features speakers who highlight places to visit and topics of interest in the Flint Hills. No pre-registration required.

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