February 13 – May 26, 2018
In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio, burst into flames due to sparks falling on oil-covered debris floating on its surface. The news caught Lynn Benson's attention and inspired her to study how human activity affects a vitally important resource: water. Benson's multi-media works in this exhibition represent bodies of water impacted by development and politics.
March 6 – May 12, 2018
The works in this exhibition represent the studio practices of fifteen members of the Kansas State University studio art faculty. These works, which vary in concept and construction, were created by a diverse group of artists from across the nation and around the world who have now found a common home here in Manhattan, Kansas. Chad Alligood, Chief Curator of American Art at the Huntington Library, will judge the submitted works and announce a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place and a best in show at the exhibition opening.
Musical Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Beach Museum of Art
May 15-August 25, 2018
This exhibition, curated to complement the Manhattan Public Library’s summer reading theme “Libraries Rock,” features music, musicians, and musical instruments through the eyes of artists. Summer programs will focus on the intersection of music and the visual arts.
Selections from the Permanent Collection
June 12-August 4, 2018
Inspired by the recent acquisition of Where Eagles Fly by Jean van Harlingen, this exhibition features abstract landscapes from the permanent collection, displayed to encourage travel to idyllic places through the imagination.