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Art Exhibits

  1. Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall

    August 7, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Beach Museum of Art

    Traveling exhibition of richly colored prints the first solo exhibition of Norma Bassett Hall’s work since her death in 1957. Hall was the only female founding member of the Prairie Print Makers, Kansas-based organization established during Great Depression to promote American artists’ work. Joby Patterson, Eugene, Ore., guest curator.

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  2. People and Places

    August 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - October 27, 2018, 6:00 PM @ Strecker Nelson West Gallery

    Stop in to see new works on the theme "People and Places." Featured works by Pat Abellon, Zak Barnes, Margaret Buie, Ann L. Carter, Sienna Clark, Clare Fallon, Brenda Fox, Linda Ganstrom, Colleen Gregoire, Anthony Benton Gude, Rita Guile, Rebecca Hoyer, Cally Krallman, Dean Kube, Lacey Lewis, Dean Mitchell, David Overmyer, Ryan Perry, Matthew Richter, Jennifer Schermerhorn, Barbara Waterman-Peters and Chris Willey.

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  3. Culture Mixmaster Zhang Hongtu

    September 25, 2018 - December 22, 2018 @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Zhang Hongtu trained as an artist in Beijing, China, lived through the Cultural Revolution between 1966 and 1976, and emigrated to New York City in 1982. Having now lived as long in the United States as in China, Zhang produces works that embody his hybrid cultural roots. His knowledgeable mash-ups of Chinese and Western cultures are sometimes amusing and always thought-provoking.

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  4. Picturing Kansas

    October 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - June 1, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Scenic prairies, bucolic farms and the architecture of Kansas’ agricultural industry, exhibition features more than 100 years of works by Kansas artists reflecting sense of place. Cornerstone for museum’s popular “Picturing Kansas” school tour program which integrates art, history, environmental and agricultural science, and language arts.

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For the Kids!

  1. Parade of Homes

    October 19, 2018, 5:00 PM - October 21, 2018, 4:00 PM

    Flint Hills Area Builders Association Parade of Homes Tour this weekend. 18 beautiful homes nestled in the Flint Hills area from Manhattan to Wamego. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday October 19-21. Join us to explore some of the best homes built in the Flint Hills. Whether you're in the market for a new home, find ideas for your forever home or just want to see the fine work of our builders and craftsmen on display, we'd love to see you on the Parade.

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  2. Halloween: Trunk-or-Treat with Kappa Kappa Gamma

    October 21, 2018, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Join Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority for book-themed trunk-or-treating experience in library parking lot. Kappas support literacy for kids and this fun activity highlights the importance of books and reading. Children receive coupon for free prize when they return to the library. Event co-sponsored by Manhattan Public Library.

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Recreational sports activities/events

  1. Black & Blue: Colbert Hills' Revenge

    October 21, 2018, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM @ Colbert Hills Golf Course

    18-hole tournament challenge from Colbert Hills' back tees, "the blacks." Golf cart, range balls, lunch, proximity prizes and skins game part of the allure for this fall tournament.

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Special Events

  1. Bison: The Great American Icon

    September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Exhibition featured through Jan. 13 at Flint Hills Discovery Center. North American bison herds were long as much a part of the prairie as native grasslands. By the millions; as wide as the horizon. Flint Hills Discovery Center celebrates the bison's history and significance and spotlights important preservation efforts to strengthen the species' very existence on the Great Plains of Kansas.

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  2. Teaching, Growing and Learning: 50 years of UFM

    October 8, 2018, 8:00 AM - November 3, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Gallery

    Visit Kemper Gallery in K-State Student Union to view exhibition about UFM’s history, people and programs.

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