The Mathers Museum of World Cultures offers research and training opportunities for IU students, educational support and services for IU faculty and elementary/secondary school teachers, and family-friendly exhibits and programs. Through its Traditional Arts Indiana program, a special partnership of Indiana University Bloomington and the Indiana Arts Commission, the Museum is also dedicated to expanding public awareness of Indiana's traditional practices and nurturing a sense of pride among Indiana's traditional artists.


IU prepares for upcoming Asian
American and Pacific Islander
Heritage Month festivities.
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IU Bloomington celebrating Asian
American and Pacific Islander
Heritage Month with variety of
events. Read more »

Lotus Blossoms Delivers Diversity
To Schools And Community.
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Wylie House, Lilly Library to fill
the gap left by temporary closure
of Mathers, IU art museum.
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Indiana University establishes
First Nations Leadership Ambassadors
Council. Read more »

Choice Review: Folk art and aging:
life-story objects and their makers.
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Mathers focuses on Mardi Gras
during latest Family Craft Day.
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Events Calendar

Asian American and Pacific Islander
Heritage Month Opening Reception
Tuesday, March 28; 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar Family Day
(at Binford Elementary School, 2300 E. 2nd St.)
Saturday, April 1; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Beyond the Music: A Musical
Geography of Mexico with
Sones de México Ensemble
Wednesday, April 5; 7 to 8 p.m.

798: The Stage for China's Dreams
Thursday, April 6; Noon to 1:30 p.m.

First Thursdays: Dragon Dance (Fine Arts Plaza)
Thursday, April 6; 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition Opening: Beijing's 798 Art Zone
Thursday, April 6; 7 to 8:30 p.m.

FNECC Pre-Powwow Lecture:
Walk a Mile in Size 15 Moccasins
Friday, April 7; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Drums Along the Scioto: Losing our
marbles but gaining new insights on
Hopewell material culture based on
contemporary Shawnee ceremonial practices
Tuesday, April 11; 12 p.m.

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