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.


'Siyazama' exhibition at Mathers
Museum explores folk arts' role
in AIDS fight. Read more »

Themester 2016 explores vast role
of beauty in the human experience.
Read more »

From the Desk: First Thursdays
Festival will showcase creativity
on campus. Read more »

The MMWC Fall 2016 newsletter is now
available for reading online
or downloading.

SullivanMunce Cultural Center
Announces Black, White and More.
Read more »

Public discussion to share spirit
of Mardi Gras in conjunction with
'Arts of Survival' institute. Read more »

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Events Calendar

The Beauty of Indiana Folk Arts:
Visiting Folk Artist Series
Thursday, September 1; 10:30
to 11:30 a.m. (Demonstrations),
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Narrative Stage)

First Thursday--Indiana Folk Arts:
200 Years of Tradition and Innovation
(at Showalter Plaza)
Thursday, September 1, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Mathers After Hours--Siyazama: Traditional
Arts, Education, and AIDS in South Africa

Thursday, September 1; 7 to 9 p.m.

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