The Katherine Dunham Museum, located in East St Louis in the Pennsylvania Historic District in a landmark home, features the extensive collections of Katherine Dunham and her husband, John Pratt. The displays of these collections include costumes, photographs, mementos and more of Miss Dunham's career as a dancer, choreographer, actress and teacher. The museum also exhibits the more than 250 African and Caribbean art pieces that Miss Dunham collected from over 50 countries.
An appointment is necessary to visit the museum. Call for appointment. Donations are accepted. See website for more info.
Katherine Dunham Museum
1005 Pennsylvania Avenue
East St Louis, IL 62201
618-795-5970 (Leverne Backstrom)