The Sara Hildén Art Museum, which is the permanent home of the collection of modern and contemporary art, Finnish and foreign, owned by the Sara Hildén Foundation, is maintained by the City of Tampere. Sara Hildén Foundation Collection currently amounts to about 5000 works. It is thus a comprehensive collection which presents a broad cross section of the development in modern art over the last forty years.
The primary function of the Sara Hildén Art Museum is to maintain and place on exhibition works belonging to the Sara Hildén Foundation. The art museum also arranges changing exhibitions. These include the presentation of Finnish contemporary art and notably prestigious overviews of international modernism. The activities of the art museum also focus on research work contributing to the arranging of exhibitions, on publications and on educational missions in the field of modern art aimed at children and young people.
The Sara Hildén Foundation continues to be responsible for expanding the collection, and places its acquisitions in the art museum.