Aristaios Museum

Thanks to the agreement between Mibac, Roma Capitale and the Fondazione Musica per Roma, the Sinopoli collection has become a museum – the Aristaios Museum.

The Sala del Peduncolo, an area of over 300 sqm in the Auditorium Parco della Musica, is now the permanent home for the 161 works acquired by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Conservation from the heirs of Maestro Giuseppe Sinopoli, a keen art collector.

The important archaeological finds on exhibit range from Minoan pottery of 3200 B.C. to works of art from Magna Graecia dating to 300 B.C., testifying to the various phases underlying the birth and development of these diverse cultures.

Examples of Minoan, Mycenaean, Geometric, Corinthian, Laconian, East-Greek, Atttic black- and red-figure and Italiote red-figure pottery, as well as South Italian pottery from Daunia (Apulia), are on exhibit in large showcases. Other exhibits include a Cycladic (3200-2700 B.C.) marble vase, bronze tableware from Etruria and Magna Graecia and a important series of figurines that are prevalently votive, depicting divinities and supplicants, but also animals. The finds from Attica are outstanding: there are vases by the principal black-figure painters, including Lydos, the Lysippides Painter, from the circle of Nikosthenes, and the red-figure Attic painters, such as the Syleus Painter and the Eretria Painter.

Of particular interest are a few unusual pieces such as a painted terracotta cube with concave sides of uncertain use, perhaps a children’s game, or an impasto pitcher with a spout, perhaps a feeding bottle.

The works of requalification and installation of the museum, on a project by the Alvisi Kirimoto studio, were funded by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Environmental Conservation and with the contribution of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome.

Promoted by: Mibac/ Regional Directorate for the Cultural and Landscape Heritage of Lazio, Roma Capitale Municipal Council for Cultural Policies and the Historical Center, Fondazione Musica per Roma. With the contribution of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome

Museum information

Free entrance
  • Winter opening hours: from October to March: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sundays and public holidays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Summer opening hours: from April to October: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sundays and public holidays from 10 a.m. - 8p.m.
  • January 1: 12 - 6 p.m.
  • Closed on December 24th

Please be informed that during special events exhibition spaces may not be accessible to the public.

For info 06 80241281