Tag: Indiana

It is Time to Check Out The Michiana Potters: Art, Community, and Collaboration in the Midwest

Jason Baird Jackson , August 22nd, 2020

Hi everyone. Some of you already know that The Michiana Potters: Art, Community, and Collaboration in the Midwest by Meredith A. E. McGriff came out recently from Indiana…

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Help! Really. The Mathers Museum of World Cultures Needs You!

Jason Baird Jackson , April 9th, 2019

An Indiana University event known as #IUDay is nearly here. Scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019, #IUDay is a celebration of Indiana University. It is a day of…

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#IUDay at the Mathers Museum!

Jason Baird Jackson , April 17th, 2018

(We need your help!) Its almost #IUDay! What is #IUDay? As the #IUDay organizers explain: IU Day is a 24-hour, binge-watching, social-sharing, IU-wearing, online celebration of Indiana University…

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Marktown: Industrial Heritage at Risk

Kaeleigh Herstad , April 25th, 2017

I finally got to visit the planned worker community of Marktown in East Chicago this weekend. In 1917, industrialist Clayton Mark hired famed architect Howard Van Doren Shaw…

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Plethora of Patrons and Programs Prompts Parking Progress

Jason Baird Jackson , August 27th, 2016

(Sorry about that headline. I could not control myself.) This fall there will be an extraordinary number of programs at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. We hope…

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Material Vernaculars Series Launches with Jon Kay’s Folk Art and Aging

Jason Baird Jackson , August 24th, 2016

This fall I will be talking a lot about the new book series that the Indiana University Press and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures are jointly publishing….

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WAWV Profiles Two Indiana Craftspeople; Draws Content and Inspiration from Indiana Folk Arts Catalogue

Jason Baird Jackson , July 8th, 2016

A local ABC affiliate profiled two Indiana craftspeople in a recent local news segment. These makers–blacksmith John Bennett and bowl hewer Keith Ruble–are featured in the exhibition and…

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Open Access Book: Indiana Folk Arts

Jason Baird Jackson , June 28th, 2016

This year is a big year for the Mathers Museum of World Cultures in a number of respects. Two of these weave together. Its the state bicentennial for…

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An Interview with Rachel Tavaras, Indiana University Graduate and Collections Manager at the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, Indiana

Jason Baird Jackson , June 15th, 2016

Rachel Tavaras grew up in the Chicago area and earned undergraduate degrees in History and Anthropology, both in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University (IU),…

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Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years of Tradition and Innovation

Jason Baird Jackson , April 20th, 2016

Please come out to the Mathers Museum of World Cultures this Sunday afternoon to celebrate the vernacular arts of Indiana and to help launch our state bicentennial exhibition….

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The Power of Menstrual Politics

Alma Gottlieb , April 2nd, 2016

The latest in the abortion wars: “One Indiana woman recently created the Facebook page Periods for Pence where she encourages others to call the governor’s office to report their periods,…

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