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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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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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