Kirsten Hassenfeld, Blue Star, 2012, paper with mixed media, 47" x 30" x 30"




Since 1948, the centennial year of Saint-Gaudens’s birth, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial has sponsored exhibitions that feature both historical and contemporary art. Located in the Picture Gallery and occasionally on the grounds, the roster of exhibitions (2-3 per season) span from exploring the creative talent of the Cornish Colony, to artists working in a range of media while responding to the park’s collections and other local artistic and natural stimuli. Each summer one of the exhibitions features the work of the Saint-Gaudens Fellow selected the previous year.


Our exhibitions program provides visitors with insights into the evolution of artistic expression over time, highlighting innovative contemporary artists alongside the work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who was forward-thinking in his own era. Through these exhibitions and programs, the Saint-Gaudens Memorial seeks to promote sculpture, the arts, and the creative legacy of Saint-Gaudens and the Cornish Colony. Exhibitions are included with paid admission to Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.

The Picture Gallery is sponsored by the Trustees of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial in cooperation with the Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park.


Eto Otitigbe, 2022 Saint-Gaudens Fellow

May 27 - August 7, 2023

Ughegbe \ Mirror is an exhibition of new sculpture and drawings by polymedia artist Eto Otitigbe.

For this exhibition Otitigbe interweaves Afrofuturism, architecture, technology, science fiction, and organic materials to create works that speculate on our present relationship with the natural environment.  "Ughegbe" is the word for mirror in Uhrobo, the West African language of Otitigbe's cultural heritage.
An award-winning artist and curator, Otitigbe has had work and curatorial projects featured in public spaces, museums, and galleries around the world.  He is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Brooklyn College with degrees in engineering and design from M.I.T. and Stanford, and in Creative Practice from the University of Plymouth.  Much of Otitigbe's work explores history, culture, and community as it pays special attention to forms and patterns that reference the natural world.
Otitigbe is the 2022 recipient of the Saint-Gaudens Fellowship, an annual award presented to an emerging artist.

Eto Otitigbe, Ughegbe \ Mirror, 2022