Video: Susanne Wenger and the New Sacred Art Movement

Marketing and Communications Associate Ra’Jae’ Wolf takes a look at the work of Susanne Wegner, who created the art featured on some of the distinctive covers of the Nigerian publication Black Orpheus. Born in Graz in 1915 and trained in Vienna, Susanne Wenger came to Nigeria in 1950. She is most often identified with her total commitment to restoring and reviving the shrine of the Yoruba gods in Osogbo.

Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence and the Mbari Club was made possible in part by major funding from National Endowment for the Humanities, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Getty Foundation Paper Project, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the IFPDA Foundation. The Wyeth Foundation for American Art provided support for the exhibition catalogue.