Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Giorgio Morandi, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso - these are just some of the grand names included in the collection dedicated to the 1900s at the Pinacoteca of Brera, which is now back for the public in this exceptionally rare exhibition. It is the largest gathering of Italian modern art in the world after that of the MoMa in New York, put together by the Milanese museum, thanks to donations from prestigious collectors and the commitment of famed director Franco Russoli. In anticipation of the enormous project Brera Modern to come to light at Palazzo Citterio, a selection of the most beloved works are being presented to the public in an exhibition that evokes the atmosphere of a museum warehouse - glass cases and metal grids offer that feel of a museum storage area, custodian of often inaccessible treasures. That’s not the case in Brera, as director James Bradburne explains, “The display of the modern collections doesn’t only serve to bring the 1900s to the heart of the Pinacoteca, but is also a part of our philosophy of a visible museum, with the museum that continues to show, in a truly transparent way, its relevance, its involvement and its commitment.” On display, masterpieces like Rissa in Galleria by Boccioni, Madre e Figlio by Carrà, Bull’s Head by Pablo Picasso and La Petite Rieuse by Medardo Rosso. For a leap into their history, the Pinacoteca organises readings of unpublished pieces including correspondence between artists and collectors, an invaluable inside look at the daily lives of the masters of the 1900s.