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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.

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Leverne Backstrom at Display for the Better Family Life Unity Ball at the Convention Center in St. Louis November 19, 2016

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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! 

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       17th Annual Tribute to Katherine Dunham

The Chicago celebration of Miss Dunham’s 107th Birthday was a wonderful experience! The Board of Directors and Miss Ruby Streate send heartfelt thanks to everyone that helped the Katherine Dunham Children’s Workshop get to Chicago to participate in such a beautiful event. Everyone involved felt Miss Dunham’s presence and feels blessed to be a part of her legacy!

                                    THANK YOU!!!

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Give StL Day - May 1, 2019

Many thanks to the individuals that chose KDCAH as their non-profit. We are grateful to you all!

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36th Annual Dunham Seminar

July 27 - August 4, 2019

Washington University; STL

Students $399 ... Adults $499

 

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