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!

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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!

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