Smetana´s beginnings as a painter are linked with Group 42. The programmatic themes of this art group corresponded with the dark period of the Second World War and most often included the peripheral attributes of technological civilisation: shabby yards, solitary figure depicted with profound sentiment walking through a desert city.
Long-term exhibition survey, one which this time mirrors the Baroque Gallery of Saints by the sculptor František Baugut that is located in front of the Jesuit College. The "Avenue of Saints" project presents contemporary sculpture that, mounted on the walls of the groundfloor entrance coridor.
From December 2017 onwards, our permanent collection is being shown in a fresh reworking. Apart from a series of newly exhibited collection works, we are presenting new long-term loans, newly chosen aphorism accompanying individual themes and two new pair of states of mind: independence / obsession and idealism / cynism.