Thought Pyramid Art Center Opens In Benin With Modern Art Designs To Fascinate Tourists


Nov 12, 2023


By Ifeayinwa Onyenweli

The first modern private Museum, “The Thought Pyramid Art Center “ has been officially lunched in Benin City as International and Local Artistes were on ground to showcase their Artistry designs.

The Museum which is designed with beautiful modern art works is located in a serene environment in Aguabasumi ,GRA Benin City with the aim to serve as tourists center for tourists.

Speaking during the official opening , the Edo State Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism , Dr. Uyi Makaka lauded the effort of the founder /lead Curator , Thought Pyramid Art Center ,Olorogun Jeff Ajueshi for finding Edo State worthy enough to site the Museum in the City center.

She noted that the flux of private owned business in Benin recently would not have been possible if the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki did not create the enabling environment for private business to thrive.

“The Governor is a lover of Arts, he created the enabling environment for this , we are delighted to welcome home Edo Sons and daughters who had made exploit in Arts and Culture, we hope to see more of this in Benin City”.

“Art is therapeutic and Edo State remains the center of Arts in Nigeria”

Speaking also, the founder of the Thought Pyramid Art Center, Olorogun Jeff noted that the grand opening of the Art Pyramid is not just an expansion but a homage to the rich heritage of Edo State.

“The RED BOOK exhibition not only marks the opening of thought Pyramid Art Center ,Benin but also celebrates the State’s cultural and artistic vibrancy, showcasing its inherent creative excellence.”

According to Mr. Jeff, the management of the Art Center organization has positioned to walk with the set vision of Governor Godwin Obaseki to foster innovative problem solving measures within the realm of Arts.

“Our goal is to support creative leadership among the people of Edo and ignite private sector engagement within the artistic community”.

On his part, a re known International Artist , Chief Jimoh Buraimoh showcased his work giving a recount of his journey in the Art Industry since 1954.

Chief Jimoh noted that he is the first Artists to design his work with bead painting in Nigeria.

According to him, his inspiration for bead painting was drawn from the Royal Crown of the Oba and ever since then, other Artists have redefine the bead painting.

“As one of the Oshogbo Painter, I have worked with a lot of profound Artists and I have also lectured several students’ especially young and old people on how to be creative with their skills.”

He commended the management of Thought Pyramid Art Center for giving Edo People the unique opportunity to experience nature and Arts.

Chief Buraimoh further charges Edo People to ensure they maximize the rare opportunity presented to them as this would launch Edo State to the World.

High point of the event is the Exhibition of several Arts display by some of the Artists who were on ground for RED Book exhibition and the entertainment of guests who were on ground to witness the epoch making ceremony.

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