Mathers Museum of World Cultures

  • 416 N. Indiana Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408
  • 812-855-6873

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.

New Exhibits at the Mathers!

  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until December 18, 2016
  • 812-855-1696

MONSTERS! are extraordinary or unnatural beings that challenge the predictable fabric of everyday life. This exhibition looks at monsters from around the world, discovering who they are and what purposes they serve in various cultures, as different images of... Learn more

Family Craft Day: Toys

  • December 4, 2016
  • 812.855.6873

Help us celebrate Indiana's 200th birthday with a fun afternoon of crafting Hoosier homemade toys. Learn how to make dolls, ball and cup games, and whirlygigs were made as we celebrate Indiana's bicentennial (and we'll have a chance to make some "global" toys, too). The event will be free... Learn more

Book Party

  • December 9, 2016
  • 812.855.6873

We're celebrating the fall semester release of books written or edited by Mathers Museum faculty, research associates, and colleagues-- Folk Art and Aging: Life Story Objects and Their Makers , by Jon Kay; Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and... Learn more