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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Thrift Style

    August 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 16, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    A thriving collectors market for reused bags and fabric as remnants from feed, flour and sugar sacks re-purposed into clothing and other household objects, this market continues today. This exhibition explores recycled fabrics into clothing and quilts drawn from K-State's collection of Historic Costume and Textile Museum.

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  6. Ubiquitous: Enrico Isamu Oyama Exhibition

    August 15, 2017, 10:00 AM - December 23, 2017, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Enrico Isamu Oyama grew up in Tokyo and has worked in New York since 2011. “Ubiquitous” surveys how Oyama channeled his interests in Tokyo and American street cultures, Western abstract art and Japanese calligraphy to create Quick Turn Structure (QTS), his signature expression. Wide range of creative platforms include painting, digital media, sound and fashion.

    QTS gives visual form to the mixed-race, multicultural, transnational experiences in today’s world of fluid borders and inter-connectivity.

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  7. Junkyard Sculptures Exhibit

    August 16, 2017, 8:00 AM - September 11, 2017, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    Exhibit by Goody the Junkyard Junky at William T. Kemper Art Gallery on first floor of K-State Student Union.

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Community Events

  1. Welcome Weekend at Manhattan Christian College

    August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017 @ Manhattan Christian College

    Special events for new and returning students.

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  2. Spark of Life Metaphysical Fair

    August 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - August 21, 2017, 4:00 PM @ Four Points by Sheraton

    Natural, alternative healing practices and products; green living products; new age and metaphysical products; homemade items by local artisans. Wide range of spiritual readings including Tarot readings, mediums, crystal readings and many more! Free workshops available to raise awareness of complete human experience: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

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  3. Manhattan Teachers Appreciation Quarter Mania

    August 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Purple Wave Auction

    New national network marketing company Lady Godiva Beauty will attend TLC’s Quarter Mania, organized to honor area teachers and provide school supplies for classrooms. Raffle prizes, refreshments and more. Bring school supplies to donate. Stop by Lady Godiva table to be entered into an additional drawing for great prizes. Enter into drawing for $50 Visa gift card and other great prizes!

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Ragtime at Great Plains Theatre

    August 17, 2017, 7:30 PM - August 20, 2017, 9:00 PM @ Great Plains Theatre

    Separate worlds of early 20th Century New York City begin to blur together. Ragtime shines a light of the disparate lives of Harlem musicians, upper-middle class families, and immigrants, all while weaving their tales together in brilliant musical style.

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Special Events

  1. Paint & Sip: CiCo Park

    August 20, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Iron Clad MHK

    Uncorked Inspiration takes the excitement and fun of the popular paint and sip phenomenon to new level. Fun evening of painting and option to drink favorite beverage to create artwork in comfortable environment. Neal Wollenberg leads the group to paint "CiCo Park" with entertaining art history anecdotes. Leave with knowledge of art techniques and an original painting of your own.

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