Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou

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Browse pieces of art ranging from abstract to traditional, conceptualist, and naïve genres at Fondation Zinsou, a modern exhibition center for the promotion of contemporary African arts. Established in 2005, the foundation has its headquarters in a refurbished 90-year-old colonial mansion, which includes both a permanent collection and seasonal shows. Run by a daughter of Benin's ex-prime minister and investment banker, the center also features exhibits like African LP records, and has a brightly painted school bus offering art tours and workshops to children. With our international travel planner, Cotonou attractions like Fondation Zinsou can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • smiling, professional clear, very clear we made a tea time with a friend from France (Italian) it to loved it!
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  • The Foundation is the first Beninese structure dedicated to contemporary art, and it's really important to go and visit
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  • In the footsteps of global artists who have a look on Africa. Thanks to the shop on the top floor and Jonas for his support.
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  • Beautiful space for the exhibition of Beninese and other West African artists. Free entry and long open hours make this place accessible to anyone with a free hour or too. The quiet library/study space on the 4th floor is a hidden treasure for those seeking a work place with ample natural light and a spectacular view of the city
  • It was a good time out there, I saw art work in another perspective, a mixture of the French Yoruba and Nigerian Yoruba works and tradition. You might have a bit of challenge getting them to translate but with google translator you can be ae to communicate with them. The most amazing part is you can check out all the work for free including the museum guide, all you need do is tip them if you wish.
  • You could easily lose yourself in the works of art displayed here. They feature classic records, paintings, drawings, etc found almost nowhere else in the country. I personally loved the wonder so much that I strayed from the group to feast my eyes on all it had to offer. Things like that make small buildings feel like skyscrapers and that's one of the best feelings in life. Definitely a place to go. Thank me later.
  • Is good for our children, for a future leaders.
  • design cafe, hide place, very clean, cool !
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