Color photograph of a woman walking down a sidewalk in front of a building with a domed room and red flowers

Untitled (44UN-7977-291), Ghana, 1958

Todd Webb

Archival pigment print

Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive L2020.85.28

Not on View

As part of his U.N. assignment, Webb sought to photograph educational institutions. One subject was the National Museum in Accra, Ghana, which opened to the public on March 5, 1957, in celebration of Ghana’s independence from the British Gold Coast Colony. This mid-century modern building shines brightly as a symbol of progress and national identity; it was constructed to showcase objects of archaeology, ethnography, and fine art relevant to the history of the new nation.

Image: In Copyright. Courtesy of the Todd Webb Archive


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