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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.

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Assessing Authenticity: Museum Fakes and Mistakes

  • March 25, 2014 - July 13, 2014
  • Address: 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • www.mathers.indiana.edu

This exhibit explores issues surrounding object identification and authentication within museums. more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything

  • March 25, 2014 - June 01, 2014
  • Address: 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • www.mathers.indiana.edu

This exhibit examines history on a large scale, through the exploration of cosmic, biological, and human origins. more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Ojibwe Public Art, Ostrom Private Lives

  • March 25, 2014 - June 22, 2014
  • Address: 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • www.mathers.indiana.edu

"Ojibwe Public Art, Ostrom Private Lives" explores works by late 20th century Ojibwe artists of Manitoulin Island, Canada, collected by Elinor and Vincent Ostrom. The exhibit was curated by ... more

Mathers Museum Exhibit--Thoughts, Things, and Theories...What Is Culture?

  • March 25, 2014 - August 01, 2014
  • Address: 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • www.mathers.indiana.edu

"Thoughts, Things, and Theories...What Is Culture?" examines the nature of culture through the exploration of cultural traditions surrounding life stages and universal needs. more

Performance--Stephen and Nancy Dickey: Remembering Lotus Dickey


Lotus Dickey (1911-1989) was a traditional singer, songwriter, and fiddler from southern Indiana (Orange County) who inspired a generation of performers and Bloomington’s Lotus World Music and A... more

In Their Own Words: Native Americans in World War I

  • June 27, 2014 - August 01, 2014
  • Address: 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • www.mathers.indiana.edu

"In Their Own Words: Native Americans in World War I" illustrates the experiences of Native Americans in World War I using photographs and veterans' stories. more

Lotus--Masks Around the World


During this family-friendly (ages 8 and up with an adult) mask-making workshop participants will learn how masks are used and what masks represent across cultures. They'll also create three to five la... more

Lotus--Masks Around the World


During this second family-friendly (ages 8 and up with an adult) mask-making workshop participants will learn how masks are used and what masks represent across cultures. They'll also create three to ... more

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