Welcome to KDCAH!

Katherine Dunham is probably best known as a legendary dancer who propelled the awareness of the cultures of the African Diaspora via her choreography. Her famous dance technique reflects a fusion of many cultures.

Miss. Dunham was a true renaissance woman. She was an artist, anthropologist, author, activist, manager, movie star, producer, educator, wife, mother and so much more.

The world needs to know about her wonderful life story and there’s no better learning environment than the Museum and Centers for Arts and Humanities she created.

Please take a global journey through this website and find out more about Miss Dunham’s legacy, Museum, Dance Technique, Dance Seminar, Children’s Workshop, and Membership/Giving Opportunities.

Thank you for visiting our website and we invite you back again and again.

Her legacy continues...




We need your help with the following services:


Entrance/Gallery Greeters: Welcome and assist visitors by providing directions, distributing information about current events/exhibitions, open gallery doors, answer general questions, inform visitors of prohibitions (no food or beverages in galleries and no photography except when authorized, and maintain a presence in the museum.

Museum Groit: Conduct tours for groups of all ages throughout the year. Monitor behavior of visitors ensuring that exhibitions are not touched or damaged. Museum groits also facilitate workshops for groups. Volunteers must complete the required training process to conduct tours.

Staff Aide: Assist museum in various ways, such as mass mailing projects, making phone calls and answering phones, filing, making copies, faxing documents, typing letters, solicitation research, and other light office and clerical duties.

Special Events: Assisting with planned and annual museum events and fundraising activities such as private galas, family night, Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Juneteenth celebration, Kwanzaa and more.

Membership/Gift Shop Attendant: Promote and sell museum memberships & merchandise at various events at the museum or at community sponsored events.

Professional Talent: Utilize whatever special professional talent to help advance the Centers. We can use carpenters, artists, painters, laborers, marketing personnel, accounting, legal, techies, wed designers, musicians, educators, youth leaders, counselors, and gardeners, etc.

Requirements for Volunteering: Call the museum for orientation dates. Attend an orientation session. Complete a volunteer application. Complete an interview questionnaire. Complete a museum tour. Make a commitment to volunteer at least 3 hours per week for one month. Be friendly and courteous at all times.

Volunteer Form
Click here to open the form to become a volunteer.