Skip to main content
Shedd Aquarium

Katherine Dunham Centers for Arts and Humanities

1005 Pennsylvania Avenue, , IL 62201

Museums

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.

What's happening nearby...

Lombard Cycling Classic

Downtown Lombard •  Jul 23

Competitive Cycling Returns to Lombard!

Read more about Lombard Cycling Classic

Alton Night Market

Jacoby Arts Center  •  Jun 06 – Jul 25 @ 7PM

You never know what you might find at the Alton Night Market! Made for night owls, the Night Market isn't just your average farmer's market! Visitors…

Read more about Alton Night Market

Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show at the Vermilion County Museum

Vermilion County Museum •  Jul 01 – Jul 31 @ 10AM

Judges will award ribbons in the following categories:
Bed Quilts, Lap Quilts, Panels, Wall Hangings, Machine Embroidery, Clothing/Purses, Household, Young Quilt Maker (Item made by individual 18…

Read more about Annual Midwest Heritage Quilt Show at the Vermilion County Museum

You might also be interested...

Carterville Heritage Museum

Carterville

Museum that focuses on the history of the downtown Carterville area. Includes local memorabilia and much more.

Read more about Carterville Heritage Museum

Putnam County Historical Society

Hennepin

Over the years the Putnam County Historical Society also has collected a great deal of genealogical information. The library contains approximately thirty thousand names from cemetery,…

Read more about Putnam County Historical Society

Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society

Galena

Founded in 1938 and the home to the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum.

Read more about Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get inspired by top travel stories, gain access to exclusive promotions and contests, and discover even more reasons to #EnjoyIllinois.