The exhibition on the Sara Hildén Art Museum’s top floor is Anj Smith’s (b. 1978) first solo show in Finland. It was while she was musing over titles for the exhibition that Smith discovered the Crinoidea – the sea lilies and feather stars. The Crinoidea developed slowly, but have still remained fundamentally the same. They take on new shapes in response to the prevailing circumstances and are intriguing in their complexity. For Smith they are a personal metaphor for painting.
The exhibition on the Sara Hildén Art Museum’s bottom floor Sara Hildén and the Classics presents works selected by
Sara Hildén for her collection and paints a picture of her as a friend
of art. The works selected for the Sara Hildén Museum’s autumn exhibition
reflect the early phase of the collection, which today comprises over
5000 works, focusing on international trends in art in the 1960s and
’70s. At the same time, they also demonstrate how Sara Hildén, through
her choice of works, influenced the way the history of art appears in
the light of the works in the collection.