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.
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.
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.
November 1, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Beach Museum of Art
Independent curator Joby Patterson shares her decade of adventures spent to research Prairie Print Maker Norma Bassett Hall and organization of an exhibition about Hall's work. Book signing will follow the lecture. Program in conjunction with "Chipping the Block, Painting the Silk: The Prints of Norma Bassett Hall" exhibition on view through Dec. 15.
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.
November 1, 2018, 7:30 PM - November 4, 2018, 9:30 PM @ Mark A. Chapman Theatre
Rodgers & Hammerstein's high-spirited, full-scale production a must-witness event for the whole family.
November 1, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Bramlage Coliseum
Fort Hays State offers exhibition opener with a number of familiar faces on Tigers' roster. K-State coach Jeff Mittie's daughter Madison, a 5-foot-10 redshirt sophomore guard, is one. Former Wildcat Lanie Page is another, and junior guard Taylor Rolfs from Claflin helped Central Plains win three 2A state titles at Bramlage. Hays took KU into OT, and plays at K-State in five-day period to open 2018-19 season.
November 1, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will make the next presentation in the Landon Lecture Series. Perdue is the 31st secretary of agriculture and earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the University of Georgia. Perdue is the 179th speaker and 11th secretary of agriculture to appear with the lecture series. He grew up on a dairy/crop farm in rural Georgia and served in the U.S. Air Force.
September 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - January 13, 2019, 5:00 PM @ 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.
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.
November 1, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Harry's
Greece is one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and this special evening at Harry's transports guests to try special Greek wines! The earliest evidence of Greek wine has been dated to 6,500 years. Join this November celebration for five delicious Greek wines, some with unheard of and unpronounceable names. Sommelier Cristina Milostan explains the region's wine history. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste unique wines.