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.

Please note: The MMWC Exhibition Hall and Museum Store will be closed Saturday, July 30 through Monday, August 15 for the IU Summer Session Break. The Exhibition Hall and Museum Store will re-open Tuesday, August 16.

MMWC News

SullivanMunce Cultural Center
Announces Black, White and More.
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Public discussion to share spirit
of Mardi Gras in conjunction with
'Arts of Survival' institute. Read more »

Preserving History and Heritage.
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IU Plans Institute on 'Recasting
Lives in African Cities.'
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Institute for Advanced Study to host
NEH institute on 'Recasting Lives in
African Cities.' Read more »

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Events Calendar

The Beauty of Indiana Folk Arts:
Visiting Folk Artist Series
Thursday, September 1; 10:30
to 11:30 a.m. (Demonstrations),
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Narrative Stage)

First Thursday--Indiana Folk Arts:
200 Years of Tradition and Innovation
(at Showalter Plaza)
Thursday, September 1, 5 to 7:30 p.m.


Mathers After Hours--Siyazama: Traditional
Arts, Education, and AIDS in South Africa

Thursday, September 1; 7 to 9 p.m.


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