Halloween campus events preview

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications multimedia intern Milana Katic: Halloween isn’t just about kids, costumes and candy. If you’re looking for some eerie entertainment this month, here are some arts events on campus that are sure to get you in the Halloween spirit. At the IU Auditorium –  Dennis James Hosts Halloween, 7:30 p.m. Oct. […]

Mathers Museum makeover creates flexible exhibition space, hands-on learning area

From the outside, it might look like the Mathers Museum of World Cultures is having a sleepy summer. Yet behind shuttered doors, it is positively buzzing with activity. The museum is undergoing an unprecedented makeover before it reopens to the public Aug. 19. Instead of one or two display areas being changed, the entire exhibition […]

Mathers Museum exhibit “Assessing Authenticity” exploring identification and authentication in museums

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Brittany Aders: Mathers Museum is collaborating with Summer Festival of the Arts at Indiana University to acknowledge some of the wonderful art that is available here at IU. “Assessing Authenticity,” an exhibit that came from a student paper, is on display until July 13. “I argued in my […]

Musicians to honor Southern Indiana artist Lotus Dickey at Mathers Museum

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Brittany Aders: The Mathers Museum of World Cultures will be hosting a one-day event “Remembering Lotus Dickey” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. Stephen and Nancy Dickey, the son and daughter-in-law of the late Lotus Dickey, will be performing Lotus’s music and holding a discussion about his life […]

Ojibwe art collected by Ostroms on display now at Mathers Museum

Time spent in a recent curatorship class taught by Mathers Museum of World Cultures director Jason Jackson sparked a desire in three IU graduate students to continue their work with a collection of items donated to the university by the late Elinor and Vincent Ostrom. The result? “Ojibwe Public Art, Ostrom Private Lives,” an exhibition […]

Pottery exhibit at Mathers features life-size replica of wood-fired kiln

Walk through the front doors of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures right now, and the giant replica of a wood-fired kiln in the front exhibit might just catch your eye. And here’s the kicker: The replica isn’t nearly as large as a real wood-fired kiln, which can easily be 12 feet long and more […]

IU professor is expert on little-known Native American tribe

Out of the handful of books written about the Yuchi people, nearly every single one has Jason Baird Jackson‘s name on the cover. That’s because Jackson — an associate professor of folklore in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and director of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures — is […]

Exhibit at Mathers draws president of Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance to campus

An exhibit organized by the Institute of National Remembrance in Poland will be on display through Sept. 22 at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, and the institute’s director will speak on the Bloomington campus on Sept. 10. The exhibit, titled “Operation AB – Katyn: The Destruction of the Polish Elite at the Beginning of […]

Mathers exhibit highlights Native Americans’ military contributions

The Mathers Museum of World Cultures is participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to recognize and support active-duty military personnel and their families through special programs and exhibits. At the museum on the […]

Mathers Museum to host limestone exhibit created by Traditional Arts Indiana

Traditional Arts Indiana, a partnership between Indiana University and the Indiana Arts Commission, will join in regional celebrations of Indiana limestone throughout June with an exhibit and several programs. “Limestone Traditions: Stoneworking in South-Central Indiana,” a traveling exhibit from Traditional Arts Indiana, will be on display at various locations in Monroe, Owen and Lawrence counties […]