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New semester brings art, music and more to Kansas State University

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 

MANHATTAN — Start the new year with art and music at Kansas State University. Events listed are offered by the university's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and the School Music, Theatre, and Dance. Admission is free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

• A Concert Band Clinic will take place Jan. 22-24, 2016, in McCain Auditorium.

• The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will present "Hard Truths Revisited in the Work of Two African-American Artists" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at the museum. Guests will watch a video of a unique 15-minute keynote address by civil and human rights leader Julian Bond, delivered at the 2011 Indianapolis Museum of Art symposium "Hard Truths: A Forum on Art and the Politics of Difference," a gathering in conjunction with the exhibition "Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial." Guests will learn about Dial's highly original artwork, and hear an update on Kansas State University's Gordon Parks Digital Humanities Project, carried out in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Scott. Leaders from the university's Black Student Union will lead the audience discussion.

• Soprano Stella Roden will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in All Faiths Chapel.


Nora Lewis

Abigail Howard


Beach Museum of Art

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

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Darrah Tinkler