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September 11 to September 18, 2017
 

Mathers Museum Events and Exhibitions

Events

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

"A Giving Heritage: Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community" Curator's Talk and Reception
Friday, September 15; 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Dan Swan, Curator of Ethnology, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, and curator of "A Giving Heritage: Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community," will discuss his work with the Osage Community in developing the exhibit, as well as the history, importance, and meaning of wedding coats in Osage culture. A reception will follow the talk. The program is sponsored by IU's American Indian Studies Research Institute, Committee on Native American and Indigenous Studies, Department of Apparel Merchandising and Design, and Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. The event is being presented in conjunction with "Indiana at the Crossroads of American Anthropology and History: A Symposium in Honor of Raymond J. DeMallie," and will be free and open to the public.

Dressing the Bride Demonstration/Discussion
Saturday, September 16; 2 to 3 p.m.

Renee Harris and Leah Big Horse, of the Osage Nation, will demonstrate dressing the bride and discuss the meaning behind each of the items in her regalia. The program is sponsored by IU's American Indian Studies Research Institute, Committee on Native American and Indigenous Studies, Department of Apparel Merchandising and Design, and Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology. The program will be free and open to the public.

Indiana at the Crossroads of American Anthropology and History: A Symposium in Honor of Raymond J. DeMallie
Friday, September 15, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (at the Mathers Museum); Saturday, September 16, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (at the Indiana Memorial Union)

2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Anthropology at Indiana University, a department that from its beginning has been at a crossroads of interdisciplinary research. This symposium will celebrate the influential career of Professor Raymond DeMallie, reflect on the history of American Indian studies and American Anthropology at IU, and highlight directions for the future. For more information about the symposium, or to register for the event, please visit the symposium website.

Bridges: Children, Languages, World
Saturdays, September 16 to December 2
1:30 to 2:15 p.m., Introductory Japanese
2:30 to 3:15 p.m., Introductory Chinese
3:30 to 4:15 p.m., Introductory Arabic

This award-winning language program for children provides free instruction in languages for Pre-K through 8th grade students. The program is supported by IU's School of Global and International Studies, the Center for the Study of the Middle East, the Center for the Study of Global Change, the East Asian Studies Center, the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, and the Russian and East European Institute. No registeration is required. For more information, email sabas@umail.iu.edu or visit http://bit.ly/bridgesIU.

Tango Before Dark: An Afternoon Milonga with Live Music from Tamango
Sunday, September 17; 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Introductory Talk by Prof. Jennie Gubner: "Argentine Tango and Folklore as Social Life" (3 to 3:30 p.m.)
Mini Chacarera (Argentine Folklore) Dance Class (3:30 to 4 p.m.)
Open Milonga for dancing Tango and Folklore with live music by Tamango (4 to 6:30 p.m.)

Come dancing on a Sunday afternoon! Learn what a milonga is, take a folk dance lesson, and then enjoy dancing to live music. The event is free and open to all ages and all levels of experience.

Exhibitions

"Beijing’s 798 Art Zone" introduces the district and its ever-changing artistic landscape through photographs. (Closes 12/17/2017)

"Dark Water" features a series of works, including large scale embroideries and photographs, created by Jakkai Siributr, an IU alumnus and artist who explores the lives of migrant workers from Myanmar working in Thailand. The exhibit is sponsored by IU’s School of Education.(Closes 10/22/2017)

"A Giving Heritage: Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community" explores the history of bridal attire among the Osage, a Native American people.The exhibit is sponsored by IU's American Indian Studies Research Institute, Committee on Native American and Indigenous Studies, Department of Apparel Merchandising and Design, and Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology.(Closes 12/17/2017)

"The High Stakes of Macedonia’s ‘Colorful Revolution'" brings together the visual testimonies of three photographers--Robert Atanasovski, Vanco Dzambaski, and Kire Galevski--and their documention of the “Colorful Revolution.” The exhibit is sponsored by IU's Russian and East European Institute, School of Global and International Studies, and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures. (Closes 12/17/2017)

"Show and Tell--Making Craft at the John C. Campbell Folk School" looks at contemporary craft through the lens of the John C. Campbell Folk School, located in Brasstown, North Carolina. (Closes 7/27/2018)

"A Snapshot of Pakistan, 1965: The Madge Minton Collection" examines the common needs all people share. (Closes 12/16/2018)

"Thoughts, Things, and Theories...What Is Culture?" explores the nature of culture. (Ongoing)

"Tools of Travel"
This exhibit features objects that people in different times and places have used to transport themselves and their belongings, exploring the technology of travel (wagon, saddle, sled, and canoe) and how it is powered (horse, camel, dog, and human). (Closes 12/17/2017)

Museum Store and Visitor Information

 

The Mathers Museum of World Cultures Exhibition Hall and Museum Store are open Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Admission to Museum exhibits and programs is free.

Free visitor parking is available by the Indiana Avenue lobby entrance. Metered parking is available at the McCalla School parking lot on the corner of Ninth Street and Indiana Avenue. The parking lot also has spaces designated for Indiana University EM-P, EM-S, and ST permits. During the weekends free parking is available on the surrounding streets.

Our exhibition hall ramp is temporarily closed due to construction, and we apologize for the inconvenience. However, an alternative access ramp at the museum's administrative annex is available. Please call 812-855-6873 for directions and assistance.

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