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.

During Summer 2017 the Mathers Museum of World Cultures will temporarily close its exhibition hall for renovations. The museum's exhibitions will be closed Monday, May 8 through Monday, August 14, but the exhibitions hall will re-open Tuesday, August 15 at 9 a.m.

The renovations will include the installation of new state-of-the-art gallery lighting systems, as well as improved accessibility features. Enhancements and modernizations to the facility have been ongoing since 2014, while the museum remained open to the public. However, the scheduled summer work requires closing public spaces. We apologize for the inconvenience.


IU Bloomington's Mathers Museum
to temporarily close during
summer for renovations.
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Mathers Museum/Traditional Arts
Indiana Folk Arts Apprenticeships.
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The latest issue of Museum
Anthropology Review (Vol 11, No 1)
is now online. Read more »

First-ever Primary Source
Immersion Program to take
place in August. Read more »

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Limestone Weekend
(at Spring Mill State Park)
Saturday, June 24 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
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