• EXHIBIT: "The High Stakes of Macedonia's 'Colorful Revolution'"
    November 21 9:00am
    Several years ago the government of the Republic of Macedonia embarked on an "urban renewal" of the capital city, Skopje. The initiative was seen by many as a highly divisive nationalist project. In 2016, these monuments and buildings came under attack by various groups of citizens. Using paint as ammunition, they defaced the edifices more »
  • EXHIBIT: "A Snapshot of Pakistan, 1965: The Madge Minton Collection"
    November 21 9:00am
    On her 1965 trip to Pakistan, WASP pilot and herpetologist Madge Minton arrived with funding from the IU Museum (today the Mathers Museum of World Cultures) and a mission to collect objects used in everyday life. "A Snapshot of Pakistan, 1965: The Madge Minton Collection" uses the items she collected and the information she recorded ab more »
  • EXHIBIT: "Show and Tell -- Making Craft at the John C. Campbell Folk School"
    November 21 9:00am
    Curated by Kelley D. Totten, a recent Ph.D. graduate in Folklore at Indiana University, this exhibit looks at contemporary craft through the lens of the John C. Campbell Folk School, located in Brasstown, North Carolina. Each Friday, folk school students gather in the community room to show off their creations from week-long immersion courses in more »
  • EXHIBIT: "A Giving Heritage: Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community"
    November 21 9:00am
    "A Giving Heritage" explores the history of bridal attire among the Osage, a Native American people. The exhibition features beautiful jackets, based on early 19th century military uniforms that have a special place among the Osage. Once used as gifts from U.S. military personnel to Osage leaders, these coats can be seen as a symbol of more »
  • EXHIBIT: "A Different Look at Syria"
    November 21 9:00am
    Drawing upon the Dee Birnbaum Collection, this exhibit offers a glimpse into the richness and diversity of material culture and deep history of an ancient nation. Syria has served as a crossroads of strategic trade routes and cultural exchange since 10,000 BC. Today, we hear of Syria in the context of its bloody civil war, a conflict that has co more »
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