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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. 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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  3. 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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Community Events

  1. The Food Explorers and their Riley County Connections

    October 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - November 19, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Riley County Historical Society/Museum exhibition highlights local connection to ground-breaking work in food exploration and food safety recounted in “The Food Explorer.” RCHS/Museum also offering driving tour, “Where the Adventure Began: Touring the Home Town of the Food Explorers,” which begins Nov. 7. Self-guided driving tour available at Rileycountyks.gov/museum.

    Visit locations connected to David Fairchild and Charles Marlatt, food explorers/innovators with connections to Manhattan/Riley County. Global Food Systems Initiative coordinates the effort.

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  2. SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - October 28, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Trick-or-treat among the animals on five Sunset Zoo candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo, costume contest, live animal encounters and surprise inside the Nature Exploration Center.

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  3. Puppy PAWty on the Patio

    October 28, 2018, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Liquid Art Winery and Estate

    Liquid Art always dog-friendly, this special day set aside to enjoy drinks on the patios with your furry loved one; treats for them and drinks for you! Note: dogs must be leashed and remain outdoors.

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For the Kids!

  1. Halloween: SPOOKtacular at Sunset Zoo

    October 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - October 28, 2018, 4:30 PM @ Sunset Zoo

    Trick-or-treat among the animals on five Sunset Zoo candy trails sponsored by local businesses and non-profit organizations. Family-friendly activities throughout the zoo, costume contest, live animal encounters and surprise inside the Nature Exploration Center.

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Kansas State Wildcats athletics

  1. Baseball: Fall World Series

    October 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - October 28, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Tointon Family Stadium

    Wildcats close out October with annual Fall World Series (October 25-26, Oct. 28). Halloween ALS Awareness Game (Oct. 27) breaks the World Series succession, though all are intrasquad games. K-State's home opener set for Friday, March 1, 125 days from finish of fall drills.

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Public Lectures, Workshops & Readings

  1. History of Manhattan Hospitals: The Many Faces of Parkview

    October 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Manhattan's history of early medicine, doctors, nursing school, pest houses, ambulance service; discussion will show different hospital sites over time in Manhattan

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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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