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Celia Cruz's Dress

July 21, 2003 – September 1, 2003

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 3rd Floor, West Wing, near Icons of Popular Culture

On view is a costume that Celia Cruz, "the Queen of Latin music," wore in concert in Carnegie Hall in the 1970s. The orange gown with white trim is an adapted version of a traditional Cuban rumba dress, known as a "bata cubana."