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.


Monsters exhibit explores folklore
through cross-cultural perspective.
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Artists with European ancestry to
demonstrate folk arts.
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Mathers Museum ranked in Top 5 of
Public-Friendly University
Anthropology Museums. Read more »

IU plans Halloween, Day of the
Dead events throughout week.
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October 16-November 1 2016 Event
and Exhibitions Ecalendar
now available. Read more »

Monsters, masquerades, Muniz
and more: Campus events mark
Halloween week. Read more »

Mathers leads talk on healing power
of African diaspora dance, art, music.
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Events Calendar

Day of the Dead Altar
Friday, October 7 to Tuesday, November 1
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
1 to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays

Halloween Family Fun Fest: Monsters!
Sunday, October 30; 2 to 4 p.m.

Open University Against Islamophobia:
Islamic Fashion and Fashioning Faith
Tuesday, November 1; 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

Day of the Dead Altar Lighting and Reception
Tuesday, November 1; 5 to 7:30 p.m.

First Thursdays--Crafting Sound: 5 Indiana Instrument Makers
Thursday, November 3; 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mathers After Hours--Miss Navajo (2007) and New Things Club
Thursday, November 3; 7 to 9 p.m.

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