Tag: traditional arts indiana

“At Home and Abroad: Reflections on Collaborative Museum Ethnography at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures”

Jason Baird Jackson , September 11th, 2019


I am happy to note the publication of a paper in Museum Anthropology reporting on, and considering, the work of two collaborative projects of the Mathers Museum of…


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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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Museum Anthropology Review is a Teenager Now; New Issue is Now Out

Jason Baird Jackson , March 30th, 2019


Life got away from me last week and I still have more “Exhibition Week” posts to share, but today I turn attention to the new issue of MAR….


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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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A Southwest Central Indiana Collaboration: The Art with a Purpose Exhibition at the Brown County Art Gallery

Jason Baird Jackson , August 6th, 2017


This afternoon the Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville, opened the exhibition Art with a Purpose: Brown County Baskets. The exhibition is a homecoming, of sorts, because it…


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Who Cares About Craft as Traditional Knowledge?

Jason Baird Jackson , September 27th, 2016


This fall has been a particularly busy season for research-based programs at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. An an outgrowth of our Indiana Folk Arts: 200 Years…


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Get Oriented to Themester 2016: Beauty

Jason Baird Jackson , August 31st, 2016


Reviewing the Mathers Museum of World Cultures events and exhibitions pages is probably the only way to get a full sense of all that we are doing for…


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Material Vernaculars: Institutional Role, Review, Authors, and Genres

Jason Baird Jackson , August 28th, 2016


The new Material Vernaculars series is co-published by the Mathers Museum of World Cultures with a huge amount of heavy lifting from our partner, the Indiana University Press….


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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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Improving Access to Scholarship: Material Vernaculars as Milestone and Experiment

Jason Baird Jackson , August 25th, 2016


First the take away, then the story. While produced in very nice and reasonably priced hardback, paperback, and ebook editions, works in the new Material Vernaculars series are…


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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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Basketmaker Viki Graber on The Weekly Special

Jason Baird Jackson , June 12th, 2016


Last year, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures presented the exhibition Willow Work: Viki Graber, Basketmaker to great success. Happily we are staying connected with Viki in many…


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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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