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Mathers Museum of World Cultures

  • 416 N. Indiana Avenue
    Bloomington IN 47408
  • Phone: 812-855-6873
  • Fax: 812-855-0205
  • Category: Arts & Entertainment
  • Sub-Category: Museums
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The family-friendly Mathers Museum of World Cultures features a variety of exhibits and events that give you the chance to learn more about our world by exploring objects from near and far. The museum also provides research and training opportunities for IU students, and educational support and services for IU faculty and elementary/secondary school teachers. Admission is free.

10th Annual Dia de los Muertos Community Altar

  • October 07, 2015 - November 01, 2015
  • Address: 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • www.mathers.indiana.edu

Come celebrate and honor the memories of deceased loved ones at Bloomington's 10th Annual Día de los Muertos Community Altar, curated by local artists Rachel DiGregorio and Michael Redman. You'... more

Positioning Eastern Cherokee Basketry

Basketry made by Cherokee artists in North Carolina has changed significantly over the last two hundred years. With the shifting availability of important plants and a growing tourist market, this pra... more

Halloween Family Fun Fest: Monster Mash

Come help us celebrate our just-opened exhibit about MONSTERS! with a free, family-friendly, and fun monster mash! Play monstrous games, including "Pin the Eye on the Monster" and "Mons... more

Asian Games Night

More gaming fun! Take a break to learn Mahjong, a traditional Chinese game of skill and chance, or Go, a strategic and philosophical board game somewhat similar to chess (it originated in China more t... more

Baskauta :: Bachao :: Basket: An Interactive Basket Experience

Baskets reveal a story for reflecting place and function. Join Carissa Carman, IU Visiting Assistant Professor of Textiles, as she introduces the materials for both historical and contemporary baskets... more

Folkloric Monsters of Japan and the People who Love Them

Kappa water sprites, tengu mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and a panoply of other fantastic creatures known as yōkai have long haunted Japanese folklore and are now popular characters in man... more

Family Craft Day: Baskets

Explore baskets around the world, and then try your hand at making your own during this fun, free, family event. Free visitor parking is available by the Indiana Avenue lobby entrance. Metered parkin... more


Craft the night away--it's a good way to de-stress and enjoy a study break. Make pop-up holiday cards, ornaments, and other hands-on items during this free event with snacks, music, and your friends! ... more


Make it a "handmade holiday" during this free, family-friendly afternoon of DIY snowflake mobiles, holiday ornaments, upcycled journals, and other items to give or keep in celebration of the... more

Did you know...

Bloomington ranked #5 in the 50 Best places to Live by Men's Journal Magazine....more



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