Art Galleries and Museums
* Museo di Storia della Mezzadria
* Museo PIO IX
* Pinacoteca diocesana d'arte sacra
The Museo di Storia della Mezzadria [Museum of the History of
Share cropper] is located at the “Convent delle Grazie” . The creator of
the museum was the historian Sergio Anselmi, which the museum is
dedicated. He helped make it a structure of great originality and
remarkable depth of science, able to witness the historical, social and
anthropological world's peasants and the rural culture of the Marches.
More than 2,000 items are displayed, and the murals on the walls
documenting the characteristics of the working life of the sharecropper
in the Marche countryside until the early sixties. Thirty environments
to visit, which are the following paths of sharecropper: 1) location of
the oil, 2) location of the grain, 3) location of the wine, 4) tools of
work, 5) daily life, 6) other activities of the share cropper . The
museum is also a permanent exhibition of over forty photographs taken by
Mario Giacomelli in the years 1960-1970 in the countryside of Senigallia
and given by the Master of Senigallia in 1978 at the Museum. All the
pieces are on display under a double standard of placement according to
the schedule of crops and farm workers, and in that the greater or
lesser antiquities of each.
The Museo PIO IX [ Museum PIO IX ] s housed in the Palazzo Mastai
Ferretti, birthplace of John Mastai Ferretti, who became Pope in 1846
under the name of PIO IX. He called himself a "country parson" and his
private life went on like that of a simple priest. He did not want to
consume more than a Roman shield for its daily meals.
He was above all a man of God and prayer, he loved to be among the
people and bestow alms, charities, he promoted the foundation of nursery
schools, homes for the elderly, poor and needy.
The refurbishment of the building were made by local artisans that in
addition to their professionalism and expertise have staked the passion
and love for their job to restore the beauty of this little masterpiece
where nothing seems changed.
You can see all the memories that affect their families Mastai and above
the person's life and work of PIO IX.
Also there are the paintings of Bronzino, Schiavone, the Caracci, and
many others. Then there is the chapel, a temple in Baroque style, the
bedroom , paintings with portraits of Pope PIO IX and his family,
tapestries, Roman amphorae, litter and objects from the eighteenth
century. and gold of the eighteenth and nineteenth century which
belonged to the pope.
The Pinacoteca diocesana d'arte sacra [Art Gallery of Sacred Art
] of Senigallia is a vivacious cultural center. This is a real treasure
housed in the floor of the Bishop's Palace in the heart of the town of
The spacious rooms tastefully decorated houses a collection of art of
great merit and value. The Art Gallery of Sacred Art collects
prestigious works of religious art relating to the period between 1500
The jewel of the collection is the Madonna del Rosario and San Domenico
di Federico Barocci (1535-1612), painted between 1588 and 1592
commissioned by the Confraternity of the Assumption and the Rosary for
the Church of San Rocco.
You can admire also paintings by Andrea Lilli, Ercole Ramazzani and
Giovannia Anastasi of Senigallia Lucia Canalini Torelli and finest
Particular attention is for the works of Giovanni Anastasi, artist of
Senigallia, described as "easy and witty painter”.
In the frescoed halls are also preserved full liturgical vestments,
silver, all precious artifacts that tell the story of a community.
The Art Gallery of Sacred Art of Senigallia is the ultimate expression
of religious art.
Comune di Senigallia
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