Katherine Dunham Museum
The Katherine Dunham Museum houses Miss Dunham’s outstanding collection of symbolic and functional art, including more than 250 African and Caribbean art objects from more than 50 countries.
Tapestries, paintings, sculpture, musical instruments and ceremonial costumes from around the world celebrate the human spirit of the Museum.
The museum displays costumes, photographs, programs, letters, awards and mementos from Miss Dunham’s career as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, writer and dance company owner.
Leverne Backstrom at Display for the Better Family Life Unity Ball at the Convention Center in St. Louis November 19, 2016
09/21/2016 - URGENT MESSAGE - THERE HAS BEEN MISINFORMATION PUBLICIZED THAT MISS DUNHAM'S DAUGHTER MARIE-CHRISTINE DUNHAM PRATT HAS DIED. WE ARE UNAWARE OF HOW THIS RUMOR STARTED, BUT BE ADVISED THAT THIS IS DEFINITELY A RUMOR WITH NO BASIS OF FACT. MARIE-CHRISTINE DUNHAM PRATT IS ALIVE AND WELL!
17th Annual Tribute to Katherine Dunham
The Chicago celebration of Miss Dunham’s 107th Birthday was ...