The exhibition itinerary shows how sculpture, architecture and design have changed over time. More than 200 works distributed over 1500 square metres, enable visitors to make a visual and tactile journey, in form and material, from Classical Antiquity to the present day.
The area dedicated to sculpture and architecture can be accessed from the Internal courtyard of the Mole Vanvitelliana, while the entrance to the Collezione design is at the Mandracchio della Mole.
The entire collection can be explored by touch. Descriptions in Braille and large print are also provided. Mobile viewing platforms with steps are available for exploring our larger sculptures. The museum rooms are all easy to reach and are provided with reception and accessibility services.
Copies of sculptures and architectural models
On the first floor, casts from true copies, in plaster and resin, of undisputed masterpieces of classic art, from ancient Greece to Neoclassicism, interact with our architectural models.
The Discobolus, the Winged Victory of Samothrace, the Poseidon of Cape Artemisio and the Venus de Milo are placed near the scale model of the Parthenon; the Capitoline She-wolf and Roman portrait statues flank the volumetric and sectional models of the Pantheon.
The forms of Classicism are recalled in the following, Neoclassical, Sculpted Movement section, which came from the Louvre and which celebrates bodily expressiveness. After the body is the area dedicated to the Human face where a selection of works showing a variety of expressions convey how emotions are manifested in modifications to the facial features.
Next there is the Medieval section with examples of the Romanesque and Gothic styles, with a focus on the city of Ancona and its cathedral. After the area dedicated to paintings and their translation into high relief, is the Renaissance room with St Peter’s Basilica and the mighty works of Michelangelo: the Pietà from St Peter’s, the Rondanini Pietà, the Pitti Tondo and the Taddei Tondo, Moses, David and more.
The second floor houses our original contemporary sculptures in stone, wood, terracotta and metal to which numerous Italian and international artists have given figurative or abstract forms
As well as Michelangelo Pistoletto’s large scale installation, “Italia riciclata”, there are more than 60 works by: Giorgio De Chirico, Pietro Consagra, Arturo Martini, Marino Marini, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Valeriano Trubbiani, Edgardo Mannucci, Umberto Mastroianni, André Barelier, Alik Cavaliere, Pierre Carron, Pietro Annigoni, Francesco Messina, Vittorio Morelli, Floriano Bodini, Rosario Ruggiero, Sanzio Blasi, Loreno Sguanci, Giuliano Vangi, Bruno Ceccobelli, Girolamo Ciulla, Walter Valentini, Tiziana Felicioni, Roberto Papini, Sergio Zanni, Aron Demetz, Paolo Annibali, Felice Tagliaferri.
The area dedicated to Design (a separate area on the ground floor) was inaugurated in 2021.
Like the rest of the Museo Omero, it is a multi-sensory environment.
32 iconic examples of Italian design can be handled and explored.
Among the manufacturers are: Anonima Castelli, Alessi, Artemide, Bialetti, Brionvega, Danese, Dainese, Fiam, Flos, Gufram, Guzzini, IFI, Kartell, Magis, Minerva, Olivetti, Pandora design, Piaggio, Tod’s, Siemens, Voiello, Zannotta.
The design exhibition also includes a “Fuori Tutti” (Everybody out) area – a quiet space where people (including those with autism) can relax.
The future of our collection: the collection is awaiting a new exhibition layout in the areas it currently occupies. It will have an innovative, multi-sensory and technologically advanced itinerary.