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.

MMWC News

Rawcliffe brings the past alive
at Mathers Museum. Read more »

Themester to present beauty
discussions and exhibits this
week. Read more »

Craftsmanship on display at
Saturday's Lotus in the Park.
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A Thing of Beauty: River Cane Basket.
Hear more »

Founder of One Million Stars
to End Violence speaks at Mathers.
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Monsters in Bloomington!
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September 2016 Event and Exhibitions
Ecalendar now available.
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Events Calendar

The Beauty of Tradition: Shawnee Pottery
Friday, September 23; 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Morning at the Mathers
Saturday, September 24; 9 to 11 a.m.

The Beauty of Indiana Folk Arts
Visiting Folk Artists Series
Sisters of the Cloth (quilters) Tuesday, September 27; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
(Demonstrations), 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(Bedturning), 2:30 to 4 p.m. (Demonstrations)

The Beauty of Indiana Folk Arts
Visiting Folk Artists Series
Tony Artis (African Drum Making)
Thursday, September 29; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
(Demonstration), 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(Narrative Stage), 2:30 to 4 p.m. (Demonstration)

Costuming Identity within the
Frame of the American Historical
Imagination
Friday, September 30; 4 p.m.

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