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Screening of Destination: Planet Negro!

The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art will host a screening of “Destination: Planet Negro!” at 6 p.m. Monday, April 2, in the Wildcat Chamber at the K-State Student Union.

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This humorous and insightful “black futurism” film was written and directed by Kevin Willmott, Junction City native and University of Kansas professor of film and media studies, who also plays a main character. Willmott will be present to respond to audience comments and questions after the screening.

The basic premise of the film is that a group of black intellectuals in the 1930s decide that resettlement on Mars is the only hope for African Americans to escape racism. A party of three pioneers boards a rocket ship that, instead of bringing them to Mars, transports them through a time warp to contemporary Kansas City. At first they are elated to learn that Barack Obama is president, thinking racism has been overcome. They gradually learn how unfounded is their optimism.

Watch the film’s trailer.

Here, and Now. Opening Reception 3/15/18

Join us at 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 15 for the opening reception of Here, and Now. Kansas State University Department of Art Faculty Exhibition at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

The works in this exhibition represent the studio practices of fifteen members of the Kansas State University Department of Art. These works, made within the last two years and varying in concept and construction, feature the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. The artists are a diverse group from across the nation and around the world, who now call Manhattan, Kansas, home. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at the Huntington Library and formerly curator of the critically acclaimed Crystal Bridges “State of the Art” exhibition, will make remarks in the gallery during the exhibition opening reception.

The galleries will be open and refreshments will be served; cash bar available.

Here, and Now. Exhibition OPEN

Here, and Now.
Kansas State University Department of Art Faculty Exhibition

March 6-May 12, 2018, Hyle Family Gallery, Marion Pelton Gallery

 

The works in this exhibition represent the studio practices of fifteen members of the Kansas State University Department of Art. These works, made within the last two years and varying in concept and construction, feature the disciplines of ceramics, drawing, fibers, graphic design, painting, photography, sculpture, and new media. The artists are a diverse group from across the nation and around the world, who now call Manhattan, Kansas, home. Chad Alligood, chief curator of American art at the Huntington Library and formerly curator of the critically acclaimed Crystal Bridges “State of the Art” exhibition, will make remarks in the gallery during the exhibition opening reception.

Participating faculty members are Kevin Bernstein, Carlos Castellanos, Geraldine Craig, Nicholas Geankoplis, Matthew Gaynor, Rebecca Hackemann, Daniel Hunt, Shreepad Joglekar, Nancy Morrow, Mervi Pakaste, Teresa S. Schmidt, Jason Scuilla, Daniel Warner, Erin Wiersma, and Dukno Yoon.

“Here, and Now.” is accompanied by a digital catalogue, with a foreword by Chad Alligood.

Related events

Opening reception
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6 p.m.

After the Burn: Artist talk by Erin Wiersma
Thursday, February 8, 5:30 p.m.

LASER Special Edition: Interfacing with the Nonhuman
Friday, March 9, 5:30 p.m.