The Aurelio De Feluce museum hosts the works of the sculptor from Terni, exhibitions of contemporary art, but also the works of Orneore Metelli, the naif painter considered one of the most important in the world. It was precisely Aurelio De Felice who discovered and appreciated the works of he who was defined the "cobbler painter", who signed his works with a sketch of a little boot.
De Felice was a particularly extroverse artist: the works he frequently gave to the city are collected in the museum (about 800 in all). He attended the Roman School of Mafai, Scipione, Fazzini and then moved abroad: he went to Switzerland and Germany after he had been expelled from theAcademy Of Fine Arts; he had declared that all the academies should be closed because they were practically useless. It was just a short step from Switzerland and Germany to France. In Paris he met Cocteau, Picasso, and other artists among the most famous in the world today.
While the works of De Felice, Metelli, and other modern and contemporary artists are on the ground floor of CAOS (Centro Arti Opificio Siri), on the top floor the rest of the collection of the Municipal art gallery can be found, which contains tables, paintings and sculptures which date from the renaissance period up to the 1700s. These are mostly works elaborated by Umbrian artists who count among them high profile personalities in the world wide art panorama. Firstly, Piermatteo d'Amelia one of whose works stands out among the others: la Pala dei Francescani considered the masterpiece of that refined painter who had attracted the attention of art historians world wide who were searching for the then unknown author of another great painting hosted in a museum in Boston. For years he was defined "Master of the Gardner Annunciation" from the name of the museum, then it was discovered that it belonged to the same hand that had painted a country kiosk, that is to say Piermatteo di Amelia who, recorded a document, was paid for that work. Next to Piermatteo, stand il Perugino, Benozzo Gozzoli and a young Raffaello.