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.

Please note: The Mathers Museum exhibition hall and Museum Store will be closed November 18 through November 27 for IU's Thanksgiving break.


Sharing 'late life's creative burst'
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Mathers Museum of World Cultures
exhibit offers 'A Different
Look at Syria.' Read more »

Traditional Arts Indiana at IU offers
new statewide folk art apprenticeship
program. Read more »

Replica of city's first car loses parts
--and no heater. Read more »

November 16 to December 1, 2017
Events and Exhibitions Ecalendar now
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Events Calendar

La Gran Milonga: A Winter Tango Ball with live music by Tamango
Friday, December 1; 7 to 10 p.m.

Latino Family Parranda and Community Celebration
Saturday, December 2; 2 to 4 p.m.

Winterfest: Storytelling
Sunday, December 3; 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Museum Collections Research Symposium
Tuesday, December 5; 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

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