Amandus Adamson Studio Museum
The summer studio in Paldiski tells the story of a well-known sculptor recognized in Imperial Russia and abroad
It showcases Adamson’s life and work, exhibiting his furniture, and photos of and documents about his family.
The walls of the building, which is adorned with carvings and a fancy weathervane, are covered in stencil drawings. The garden boasts a mighty larch that was planted by the sculptor.
In the summer, a gallery is opened in the ancillary building.
The museum also organises a historical orienteering game Discover Paldiski if ordered in advance.
You can also rent bikes here.
The Studio Museum and Harju County Museum in Keila can be visited with a combined ticket.
Amandus Adamson was one of the first professional sculptors in Estonia, who received high recognition in Imperial Russia and manged to leave an important mark on the art of the independent Estonian Republic. The house in Paldiski, decorated with wooden lace and a gorgeous weathervane, tells the colorful story of the artist’s life.
The studio museum exhibits Amandus Adamson’s creative works, photographs, family documents, and furniture.
The Amandus Adamson Studio Museum is placed in the sculptor’s former summer studio. Adamson bought a plot of land in Paldiski in 1896 and immediately began to build a studio there.
In the beginning, Adamson only used the studio in the summer months. The sculptor permanently moved to Paldiski with his family in 1918, and died there in 1929. The family’s main house was destroyed in 1944, and the surviving studio building was then used by the Adamson family as a residential building.
The building next to the studio museum hosts a summer gallery, where various art exhibitions are organized.
You can also visit the museum with a well-behaved four-legged friend.
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