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Pinacoteca di Brera - Brera Art Gallery © Comune di Milano
Pinacoteca di Brera - Brera Art Gallery © Comune di Milano
Pinacoteca di Brera - Brera Art Gallery © Comune di Milano
Pinacoteca di Brera - Brera Art Gallery © Comune di Milano
Cena in Emmaus, Caravaggio © Su concessione del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
Cristo morto, Mantegna © Su concessione del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
 Pala di Brera_Paolo della Francesca © Su concessione del Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali

Pinacoteca di Brera - Brera Art Gallery


ADDRESS:

Via Brera, 28 - 20121 Milan


TIME:

From Tuesday to Sunday, from 8:30am to 7:15pm.
The gallery is closed on the following days: all Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, 25 December.


TICKETS INFORMATION:

Ticket Price € 10,00. Reduced price: € 7,00.


CONTACTS:

PHONE 02722631, FAX 0272001140
EMAIL sbsae-mi.brera@beniculturali.it
www.brera.beniculturali.it

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This building, originally a 14th-century monastery belonging to the Order of the Umiliati, was much later converted into a Gallery, by Maria Theresa of Austria. Today, it presents all the splendour and talent of Italian art. The Brera Gallery received official recognition of its status as part of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts from its secretary Giuseppe Bossi. It was built by the great architect Giuseppe Piermarini.


The Neoclassical structure includes the premises of the Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense (Braidense national library), the Astronomical Observatory, the Botanic Garden, the Istituto Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere (Lombard Institute of Science and Literature), and the Academy of Fine Arts. The Gallery was initially created to house a collection of works (mainly paintings arriving in Milan after the suppression of churches and monasteries) provided to assist Academy students in their art historical studies. It gradually grew through donations and bequests, and today it has become a vast collection of artworks.The building has long been one of Italy's principal cultural institutions.

At the centre of the first court, there is an imposing statue of Napoleon in the guise of Mars the peacemaker: this provides an indication of the artistic riches in the internal halls of the Gallery, where there are fine works by Raphael, Caravaggio, Andrea Mantegna, Giovanni Bellini, Fattori and Canaletto. Over four hundred works from the 14th century to the latest currents in contemporary art, demonstrating the success of Italian art worldwide. 

 

Important works include the “Finding of the body of Saint Mark” by Tintoretto, “The marriage of the Virgin” by Raphael, “Supper at Emmaus”  by Caravaggio, the “Polyptych” by Vincenzo Foppa, the “Montefeltro altarpiece” by Piero della Francesca, “The Kiss” by Francesco Hayez, and “Riot in the Gallery” and “The City Rising” by Umberto Boccioni.


    On 15 August 1809, on Napoleon’s birthday, the new wing was inaugurated even though it had only been finished in part. 139 paintings were exhibited in the three halls that had been completed.


    Riot in the Gallery

    Triste Presentimento

    The Kiss

    The Dead Christ

    Supper at Emmaus

    The Marriage of the Virgin

    The Virgin with Child and Saints

    The Pinacoteca di Brera - Brera Art Gallery can be reached by metro: M2 (green line) Lanza stop, M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone stop.