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.


Chi-Fang Chao visits Mathers
as part of "China Remixed."
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Mathers Museum to close for
renovations. Read more »

IU's Mathers Museum to temporarily
close this summer. Read more »

IU Bloomington's Mathers Museum
to temporarily close during summer
for renovations. Read more »

Mathers Museum launches photo
exhibit by Steve Raymer tonight.
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Quilts of Southwest China.
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Family Craft Day engages children
with Chinese New Year crafts.
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Interchange--Sharing Patchwork:
The Quilts of Southwest China.
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Events Calendar

Instruments of Culture: The Historical,
Social, and Performative Lives of Musical
Instruments in China
Friday, February 24; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Family Craft Day: Mardi Gras
Sunday, February 26; 2 to 3:30 p.m.

First Thursdays: Spring Flowers (Fine Arts Plaza) Thursday, March 2; 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Interpreting the Queer Past
Friday, March 3; 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Chinese Zodiac
Friday, March 24; 3 to 5 p.m.

Mystery at the Museum
Sunday, March 26: 2 to 3:30 p.m.

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.

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