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Art Exhibits

  1. 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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  2. Fronteras/Frontiers Exhibition

    October 7, 2017, 10:00 AM - April 1, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    Exhibition explores complexity of borders and frontiers in the Midwest through the work by artists Artemio Rodríguez and Fidencio Fifield-Perez. Rodríguez's practice transcends the boundaries of printmaking, and engages the public through mobile printmaking studio/gallery, the GraficoMovil. Born in Mexico and raised in the U.S., Fifield-Perez explores issues of migration, labor, and the politicization of borders through the manipulation of maps, newspaper cuttings and paper.

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  3. Living Democracy in Print

    February 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - March 9, 2018, 5:00 PM @ William T. Kemper Art Gallery

    K-State Prairie Fire Printmakers created screen-printed posters to address issues of democracy, freedom, diversity and unity relevant to the Living Democracy Project. This exhibit aims to promote dialogue among K-State students and serves as a setting for events hosted throughout the week.

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  4. Water Stories by Lynn Benson

    February 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - May 26, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

    "Waterplaces" is a suite of 101 drawings on vellum paper. The exhibition will also present the artist’s 2018 Friends of the Beach Museum of Art Gift Print, "Dancing on the Table." This work reflects Benson's interest in water sources that flow under ground such as the Ogallala Aquifer in parts of Western Kansas and surrounding states. Benson brings attention to this hidden natural treasure in a chine colle´ lithograph with gold leaf and coloring applied by hand.

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Cultural Events, Productions, Concerts

  1. Navy Concert Band

    March 5, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ McCain Auditorium

    The premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. The original ensemble of the Navy Band has performed public concerts and participated in high-profile events going on a century. Manhattan is one of 21 stops by the U.S. Navy Band during its 2018 tour. These are family-friendly concerts.

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For the Kids!

  1. Baby Rhyme Time

    January 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - March 6, 2018, 11:25 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    A storytime designed for infants and young toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Enjoy bouncy songs, nursery rhymes, short books, and fun music. Suggested for 0-18 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  2. Toddler Wiggleworms

    March 5, 2018, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Manhattan Public Library

    An active storytime for toddlers with their parents or caregivers. Fun stories, action rhymes, and music will get toddlers moving and learning. Suggested for 18-36 months. Caregivers participate with children.

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  3. Canteen

    March 5, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Manhattan Public Library

    Video games, crafts, and hot will be open to all teens in the Groesbeck Meeting Room (2nd floor)! Come when you can and leave when you need.

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Special Events

  1. Rainforest Adventure

    January 27, 2018, 9:00 AM - April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM @ Flint Hills Discovery Center

    Explore one of the Earth's most mysterious habitats, and learn through an intricate maze that resonates with the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest. Make multiple visits and discover new elements that make the rainforest a fascinating ecosystem.

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  2. K-State Junior Days

    March 5, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ K-State Student Union

    Start exploring college options with sessions on academics and student housing, with residence hall and campus tours available after dining-center lunch. Refund requests must be made prior to 72-hour deadline.

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