Established in 1985, the Museum is designed to publicize painters who lived in this city and made the reputation of the school of Pont-Aven and the nabi movement. Paintings, drawings and watercolours by Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard, Paul Sérusier allow the discovery of these pictorial movements from the end of the 19th century.
Born without collection, Museum conducted a major campaign of acquisitions since its inception. It currently has a Fund of 1 300 works which half is dedicated to graphic arts (engravings, watercolours, pastels...). The scanned chronological period goes from 1870 to the years after 1900.