The museum is dedicated to Adamson-Eric (1902–1968), one of the most versatile creative personalities in Estonian art in the 20th century. The museum’s permanent exhibition consists of a display of Adamson-Eric’s works (painting, ceramics, porcelain painting, leather art, metal forms, jewellery, decorative tiles, textile, and furniture).
Adamson-Eric’s idiosyncratic paintings and pieces of applied art are characterized by elegance, refined colours and a brilliant esprit. His aesthetic principles are based on the French painting traditions. At the same time, his art is closely connected with the local Northern environment and the traditions of Estonian national art. His pieces of applied art are unique, in a style close to art deco, but are still usable objects. Adamson-Eric’s abundant work reflects the development of Estonian fine and applied art during more than forty years.