The Susanne Wenger House

This house, where Susanne Wenger lived from 1958 until her death in 2009, is a beautiful example of the Brazilian style building that was an important page in Nigeria’s architectural history. The residence contains over 400 works of art. Most pieces are from artists of the New Sacred Art Movement although Susanne Wenger also collected a small number of traditional artefacts, such as masks and ritual objects, and some works by contemporary artists, such as Bruce Onobrakpeya.

Today, Susanne’s Wenger’s adopted daughter and Chief Priestess Adedoyin Talabi Faniyi, lives in the house. As in Susanne’s time, the house is a meeting point for traditionalists and the public areas of the house are open to visitors. Susanne’s living quarters and studio are located on the third floor and remain untouched as a reminder of how she worked in her later life.

The residence also contains a co-operative shop run by the New Sacred Art Movement where art and books can be purchased.