Esperanza Spalding donates Nobel Prize dress to Smithsonian

October 18, 2011

Image of the dress worn by Esperanza Spalding during her 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony performance in Oslo, Norway. The dress was donated to the National Museum of American History Monday. (Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution) (Smithsonian Institution)

The Grammy-award winning bass player presented the Smithsonian National Museum of American History with the dress she wore during her 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony performance in Oslo, Norway, upon which she was invited by President Obama to participate.

The donation of Spalding’s dress falls in line with the museum’s initiative focused on women in jazz, which kicked off in April during Jazz Appreciation Month.

The White House favorite made the presentation yesterday at the museum.

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