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Benin gallery keeps African art in Africa

The first contemporary art museum in West Africa is putting the tiny country of Benin on the art map. The free museum, called the...

Benin gallery keeps African art in Africa

Contemporary African art is carving a niche in the West African town of Ouidah, Benin. Known more for its slave trade and voodoo roots, the region is starting to draw visitors more interested in the arts and culture. It is also offering a space for expatriate artists to show their work at home for the first time.

Turning junk into treasure

African artists' use of discarded materials is driven by artistic vision, not necessity, and with their works they're creating dialogue about social, historical, and political realities.
Recycled cricket gear creates jobs

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