Musée de la Fondation Zinsou
The Musée de la Fondation Zinsou hosts an annual selection of works from the Zinsou family collection. When we go through the Zinsou family collection, we are struck by the richness of the mediums presented: photography, sculpture, installation, video, painting, drawing, lithography, etc. but also by the diversity and quality of the collection.
The orientation of the collection is an intelligent bridge between memory, tradition and its contemporary rewriting. You can discover the approaches of artists of African origins and others who work on topics intimately related to the continent.
The Zinsou Foundation Museum of African Art is located in Villa Ajavon, behind the Basilica of Ouidah, next to the Sun Museum.
WHY A MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART? Why Musée de la Fondation Zinsou?
Culture is a right and can not and should not be considered a luxury. It is essential today to allow children and adults in Benin to have access to culture. The museum is a proposition open to all, which goes out to meet the people. Four million people have visited the Zinsou Foundation exhibitions in Cotonou for 8 years.
Africa must be given a place that is emblematic of its creation. The Cairo Museum or IFAN in Dakar are names that resonate but evoke history; Africa lacks a museum that embodies contemporaneity. The creation of a museum in Ouidah aims to give a new visibility to the continent as a real player in the world of art. It can also allow outsiders to have a new perspective on a part of the world that is too often in the limelight only when terrible events occur.