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.


Mathers Museum ranked in Top 5 of
Public-Friendly University
Anthropology Museums. Read more »

October 16-November 1 2016 Event
and Exhibitions Ecalendar
now available. Read more »

Mathers leads talk on healing power
of African diaspora dance, art, music.
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October programming begins at the
Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
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First Thursdays arts and humanities
festival offers costume party, dance
and fresh fare. Read more »

First Thursdays Festival ushers in
October with theater and art.
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Events Calendar

Day of the Dead Altar
Friday, October 7 to Tuesday, November 1
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
1 to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays

"Beauty in Transcendence" with
Alfredo Minetti
Wednesday, October 26; 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The Beauty of Indiana Folk Arts
Visiting Folk Artists Series
Jan Boettcher (rosemaler) and
Carol Powers (pysanky artist)
Thursday, October 27; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
(Demonstrations), 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(Narrative Stage), 2:30 to 4 p.m. (Demonstrations)

Halloween Family Fun Fest: Monsters!
Sunday, October 30; 2 to 4 p.m.

Day of the Dead Altar Lighting and Reception
Tuesday, November 1; 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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