Books, Films, Exhibitions, Research
The AOT published the book: Susanne Wenger: Her House and Her Art Collection and provided assistance to filmmakers making four documentary films. Members of the AOT assisted Susanne and published her book: The Sacred Groves of Osogbo. The AOT has also hosted exhibitions of New Sacred Art in Lagos. We encourage and assist scholars who wish to do research about Yoruba heritage and the role of Susanne Wenger and the New Sacred Art Movement.
Restoration of New Sacred Art in the Groves
The AOT has carried out 7 major art restoration projects in the Sacred Groves between 2007 and 2014, including 5 monuments, 800 meters of decorative walls and over 50 sculptures. The work is carried out under the direction of Sangodare Ajala, Susanne Wegner’s adopted son, the original members of the New Sacred Art Movement, new apprentices and local artisans.
Susanne Wenger House and Art Shop
The AOT is the custodian of Susanne’s house in Osogbo where her adopted family, Priestess Doyin Faniyi and Priest Sangodare Ajala, still live and continue their mother’s tradition of opening the house to visitors. People can view Susanne Wenger’s vast personal collection of New Sacred Art, learn more about the history of the Movement and Yoruba traditions, and visit the co-operative Art Shop in the house where art by the New Sacred Art Movement can be purchased.