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.


World cultures in a new light.
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IU Bloomington faculty and
staff prepare for new school year.
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Indiana University Bloomington
launches new faculty funding
programs for arts, humanities.
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Photo exhibit opens at
Tuscarora Nation House.
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IU students learn many skills
during Mathers Museum internship.
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Events Calendar

"Show and Tell--Making Craft at the John C. Campbell Folk School" Curator's Talk and Reception
Friday, August 25; Reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Gallery talk at 5 p.m.

First Thursdays (at Showalter Arts Plaza)
Thursday, September 7; 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Painting Politics: A Panel Discussion on Macedonia's "Colorful Revolution"
Friday, September 8; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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

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

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