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 displays early altar for Day
of the Dead. Read more »

Two Indiana University schools join
forces to offer a unique and
in-demand degree. See more »

The History of the Lotus Festival.
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Lotus brings an international sound to Bloomington's downtown. Read more »

Inspired Interiors: Artisans star at
Hoosier Outdoor Experience.
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Events Calendar

Día de los Muertos Community Altar
Wednesday, October 7-Sunday, November 1;
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays; 1 to 4:30 p.m. on weekends; Special closing reception on Sunday, November 1, 3 to 5 p.m.

Speaking of Work Baskets
Positioning Eastern Cherokee Basketry
Thursday, October 22; 4 to 5 p.m.

Halloween Family Fun Fest
Monster Mash
Saturday, October 31; 2 to 4 p.m.

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