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Mathers Museum of World Cultures

IU professor curates apartheid-era photo exhibition for display in Bloomington and South Africa


A fall exhibition featuring rarely-seen images shot by famed "Life" magazine photographer Margaret Bourke-White will open Sept. 6 at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. The exhibition will remain on display on the Indiana University Bloomington campus through December. Then, in 2014, it will travel to the Bensusan Museum of Photography, Museum Africa, in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Michaelis Galleries at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. Full Story >>

Mathers Museum celebrates 50th anniversary with 'Treasures' exhibition, programs

Yama Mask

A new exhibition and a series of free programs highlighting the collections of Indiana University's Mathers Museum of World Cultures will mark the institution's 50th anniversary this month. The "Treasures of the Mathers Museum" exhibition will open at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Full Story >>

Exhibit, book capture nation's vivid past through IU alum's early color photographs

Rodeo parade in Tucson, Arizona, 1940.

By the time he hung up his beloved Contax IIA camera in 1969, Indiana University graduate, part-time financial analyst and amateur photographer Charles Cushman had created a legacy. Thought to be the largest known body of early color photographs by a single photographer, his images are the focus of an exhibit at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures/Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology. Full Story >>

Free events, family-friendly fun among highlights of IU's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts

Summer Festival of the Arts

Free, family-friendly events abound in Bloomington this summer during Indiana University's second annual Summer Festival of the Arts. The festival offers 113 days of arts programming, beginning May 6 and continuing through Aug. 26. A complete list of activities can be found at Full Story >>

'From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web' opens with lecture, museum exhibit

Stone Age Institute Lecture

A wide-ranging project that explores cosmic, biological and human origins from the beginning of the universe 13.7 billion years ago to the present day will launch this week with an Indiana University lecture and the opening of an exhibit at IU's Mathers Museum of World Cultures. "From the Big Bang to the World Wide Web: The Origins of Everything" is a multi-faceted public education project produced by IU anthropology professors Kathy Schick and Nick Toth, experts on the origin and evolution of human technology and co-directors of the Stone Age Institute in Bloomington. Full Story >>

Year-long celebration of IU and Bloomington museums begins Friday

Lois Silverman

Celebrating the Museum, a new initiative that recognizes the contributions of museums to the intellectual and cultural life of Indiana University and the Bloomington community, begins Friday (Oct. 1) with a lecture by international museum consultant Lois Silverman. Full Story >>