‘Quilts of Southwest China’ showcases tradition, community, identity at Mathers Museum

A groundbreaking international exhibition at Indiana University’s Mathers Museum of World Cultures explores the cultural heritage of China through traditional quilts and other textiles. “Quilts of Southwest China,” organized by a consortium of Chinese and American museums including the Mathers Museum, opens Jan. 21 and will feature 24 quilts. “’Quilts of Southwest China’ is a […]

Monsters, masquerades, Muniz and more: Campus events mark Halloween week

Post by IU Newsroom intern Amanda N. Marino: Whether you’re looking for tricks or treats this Halloween, there’s plenty to do at Indiana University Bloomington. Here is just a sampling of the events and exhibitions out there. The full list is so long that it’s scary! IU Auditorium Dennis James Hosts Halloween, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 […]

New First Thursdays festival puts the focus on IU’s arts and humanities, food and fun

Post by Amanda N. Marino and Karen Land of the IU Newsroom:  At IU Bloomington, Thursday will be a day of firsts. It’s the first day of September. It’s also the first time Indiana University’s Arts Plaza will be the center of a sweeping, interactive festival celebrating the arts and humanities. Welcome to First Thursdays. The inaugural event […]

‘Graces Received’ curator to speak Tuesday about how to read meanings in Catholic folk art

Guest post courtesy of IU Newsroom intern Emily Davis: Leonard Primiano, curator of the exhibition “Graces Received: Painted and Metal Ex-Votos from Italy,” will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 17 at Indiana University’s Mathers Museum of World Cultures. The current exhibition, comprised entirely of Primiano’s personal collection, offers more than mere examples of past […]

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 faculty curator reinvigorates museum research with Senegalese ‘wish books’

Assistant anthropology professor Beth Buggenhagen jumped at the chance to take on one of three faculty curator positions created last year at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, located on the west side of the Bloomington campus. The position gives her time to focus on her own research, and reinvigorates the museum’s role as a […]