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.

Exhibition Opening: "Quilts of Southwest China"

  • January 21, 2017
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"Quilts of Southwest China" is a groundbreaking international exhibition organized by a bi-national consortium of Chinese and American museums, including the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, that has worked together to document and research these textiles--art forms dating back over 3,000 years,... Learn more

Family Craft Day: Chinese New Year

  • January 29, 2017
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Come celebrate the Chinese New Year with cherry blossom painting, noise makers, and other family friendly crafts. Learn more

Re-imagining Opera for Kids: Rufus and Rita

  • February 17, 2017
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"Rufus and Rita" is musical/theatrical work for young audiences. The story features the adventures (and sometimes MISadventures) of a silly dog named Rufus and his owner, Rita. Through a “flexible libretto,” the audience gets to vote on what happens next at several points in the story. The... Learn more

Family Craft Day: Mardi Gras

  • February 26, 2017
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Join us as we get ready for Mardi Gras with hands-on crafts and fun! Learn more

Mystery at the Museum

  • March 26, 2017
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Oh jinkies, something's gone missing and we need your help! Come join the gang for a mysteriously good time for the whole family at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. Zoiks! This event will be free and open to the public, but will require registration by emailing or... Learn more