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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.

9th Annual Dia de los Muertos Community Altar: An Invitation To Participate

  • October 15, 2014 - November 02, 2014
  • Address: 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • www.mathers.indiana.edu

The Dia de los Muertos Community Altar, installed by Bloomington artists Michael Redman and Rachel DiGregorio, celebrates ancestors, both distant and near. Community members are invited to contribute ... more

"Narrating Relations: Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing"

Jessica Bardill, an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, East Carolina University, will explore the limits of genetic ancestry testing as a scientific way of knowing, itself related to ol... more

Speaking of Food--Coffee Ties the World Together (and Why Your Coffee Choices Matter)

Most adults in the USA drink coffee at least occasionally, but few know much about coffee's social, economic, and environmental impacts. Globally, coffee is one of the world's most valuable commoditie... more

Dia de los Muertos Community Altar Closing Reception

Come celebrate and honor the memories of deceased loved ones at Bloomington's Dia de los Muertos Community Altar, installed by local artists Rachel Digregorio and Michael Redmond. The event is free an... more

Freshman Family Tour

Explore the Mathers Museum of World Cultures during a free Freshman Family Tour highlighting the museum exhibits and collections. Musical instruments from around the globe, special exhibitions related... more

"Journey of the Human Spirit": A Lecture and Concert by Ed Kabotie

Ed Kabotie, an artist and musician, will give a lecture and musical reaction to his father's mural, Journey of the Human Spirit (Michael Kabotie, 1942-2009). Through his original music and art, Kaboti... more

Family Craft Day--Making Music

Come join us for this free, fun, and sustainable event and make harmonicas, drums, and other musical instruments out of household objects (bring an empty soda or water bottle to make your own maraca!)... more

Scene at the Museum: Performing Exhibits and Exhibiting Performance

This talk, by Dr. Beth Kattleman, Associate Professor/Curator of Theater at the Lawrence and Lee Theater Research Institute at Ohio State University, will explore the synergy between exhibits and perf... more

WinterFest--Creating Cookbooks and Other Gifts

Bring your favorite recipes and we'll help you turn them into a special cookbook to be given as a gift this holiday season. While you are here we'll also work on other gift-worthy crafts during this f... more

Exhibit Opening--Still/Moving: Puppets and Indonesia

Join us for the opening of Still/Moving: Puppets and Indonesia, curated by students in T775: Museums and Performance class, taught by Jennifer Goodlander, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Drama, and Co... more

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



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