#MuseumDayLive! A Success

mdl_squarelogo_16Thank you to all who visited the Museum on Saturday, September 24th for Museum Day Live!  Your presence made it a huge success.  In a full day of free events from 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., we had over 200 museum goers.  We appreciate your support and hope you will tell all your friends, family members, and neighbors about us!

A Note of Thanks from our Youngest Intern

14-year-old Max had his first encounter with the IMC as a student of the Travis Anthropology Summer Camp.  He enjoyed it so much as a kid, that he came back to do an internship with us.  Max left our Executive Director a sweet note and said he’ll be returning next Summer!  Thank you Max for all your help at the Museum.  Glad you enjoyed it!

max thank you note

Free passes to tour the IMC

We’re open Saturday, September 24th JUST FOR YOU!

Click here to download your two free passes to the Museum.  Doors open at 10:30 A.M.

There’s a full day of events and IT’S ALL FREE!

10:30 a.m. “Planning for Career Success” hosted by the Southwest Dallas County American Association of University Women
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tour the Museum
1:00 p.m. Harpist performance by Booker T. Washington Fine Arts Department
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Museum closes for brief Siesta
6:30 p.m. Folk Dance Demonstration
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. International Film Series: “Everything Is Illuminated”.  Movie refreshments provided!

@museumdaylive #museumdaylive #boundlesscuriosity


We need your help!

One of the biggest days of “giving” in North Texas is just three days away!

We hope you will support us and make a donation on North Texas Giving Day and help us raise $25,000.  Your contribution is tax deductible and makes a big difference in funding capital improvements to the museum, purchasing technology for our exhibits and education programs, and helps us procure supplies for our expanding Discovery Box collection.

Please give to the International Museum of Cultures this Thursday, November 22, 2016. Donations can be made starting at 6:00 a.m.  Click here to donate. #NTXGivingDay @northtexasgivingday



Interns Curating New Exhibits

We are surrounded by interns representing several local universities.  Today, there were four in the Museum working on various exhibits and educational pieces.

Let’s meet them …


Amna Saleemi is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Cultural Anthropology.  She plans to pursue a Masters in Museum Studies and is applying to several colleges.

Amna curating Mexico Discovery BoxHere Amna is curating a new Discovery Box on Mexico.  It will be ready just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month.  Teachers can order the Discovery Box as a TEKS-based learning tool.

Andy Pottkotter likes the Museum so much he has returned for another round of work on our exhibits and website.  Andy holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Design Research with a Minor in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Studio Art from the University of North Texas.

Andy working on websiteAndy is passionate about the integrity of the Museum’s image.  You will soon see the fruits of his labor on our website where you will be able to register for events and our annual fundraisers.

LarryLarry Simon is attending Dallas Baptist University for a double degree in Psychology and English.

Larry working on Mexico culture

While he works full-time as a mechanical engineer, Larry loves culture.  Specifically, he has done some research on the Tarahumara people of Mexico and wanted to share his findings.  Lucky for us, he chose the Museum to place his research, which will be part of our education outreach.  As a matter of fact, IMC Docent Barbara Pankratz will be presenting parts of Larry’s research this coming Saturday at the DeSoto Public Library.


Mikayla Brewer is currently attending Texas Christian University, double majoring in Strategic Communication and Anthropology.

Makayla curating Romania

Mikayla is curating a new European exhibit from pieces the Museum recently acquired from a donation.  This new exhibit will feature the story of Romanian immigration to the U.S. through Ellis Island during World War I.  A beautiful love story surrounds this acquisition and we can’t wait for Mikayla to complete it!

Want to become a Docent?

Docent Training banner 2016Do you enjoy making a connection with people?

Do you possess an enthusiasm for culture and anthropology?

Do you like engaging people in conversations?

Join us for a free tour and one-hour orientation as we begin our Docent Training for the year.

Download the flyer for more information.

WHEN:  Wednesday, August 31 2016

TIME:  9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

WHERE:  Conference Room at the International Museum of Cultures

A Special Offer Just for Grads

Congratulations to all high school graduates.

To celebrate you, the Museum is offering a special  new membership.  It comes with great benefits and you can take it with you wherever you go!

Graduates receive exclusive member benefits including:

  • Complimentary membership for the North American Reciprocal Museum Association, with access to over 700 museums nationwide
  • Discounted registration rates to attend all ticketed events at the museum
  • Access to the International Museum of Culture’s monthly newsletter

GET YOURS TODAY by emailing us at info@internationalmuseumofcultures.org

Blue Star Museums Deal

The International Museum of Cultures is proud to honor our Military families!

Starting May 30th, the IMC joins more than 2,000 museums nationwide to offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

This event runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Please present any one of the following IDs upon your visit to the museum:

  • Geneva Convention common access card (CAC),
  • a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a
  • DD Form 1173-1 ID card

Free admission up to five family members.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America.

For more information on Blue Star Museums, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.



Travis Anthropology Summer Camp

We are registering now for our signature summer day camp.

Travis Anthropology Summer Camp offers children K-Grade 6 One Day Adventures at the museum.

Students learn about native people from around the world, see museum artifacts from different cultures, do hands-on crafts and art activities related to the question of the day, enjoy multi-culture music, dance and games, read books about different cultures, and write about their experiences.

Cost is $15 per child.  Children must have completed kindergarten through grade 6 to participate.  Registration is required for groups of 15 or more.

Light snacks and water provided.

Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. each day.

The One Day Adventures start June 1, 2016 and run through July.

Register now!