Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio Morandi, Amedeo Modigliani - these are just some of the big stars of the 1900s present in the collection of the Pinacoteca di Brera. We’ll soon see them on display at Palazzo Citterio, which, with the Brera Modern Project, will become an important appendix to the Milanese museum. Meanwhile, a prestigious gathering of masterpieces is ready to greet the public, thanks to an exhibition of the Jesi and Vitali Collections, donated to the Pinacoteca between 1976 and 1992. There are 100 paintings selected by the museum’s director James Bradburne and other curators to represent the modernist face of one of the most significant Italian museums - among these works are the Rissa in Galleria by Boccioni, Madre e Figlio by Carrà and even Pablo Picasso’s Bull’s Head, while the sculptures include La Petite Rieuse by Medardo Rosso. The displays in the Napoleonic salons of the historic building evoke the atmosphere of a warehouse. Transparent display cases and metallic grids carry the eye to racks typical of museum storage areas, where rarely-seen treasures are often kept. A series of readings in the Pinacoteca gives voice to the masters of the 1900s - pieces from artists’ letters offer never-before-seen views on their work and private lives, from success to economic hardship, the nightmare of war and friendship with important Italian collectors.