The collaboration between “La Galleria. Collection and Historical Archive ”of Bper Banca and the Civic Museums of Modena with the exhibition“ Corrispondenze barocche ”, scheduled from 7 May to 22 August 2021 at the exhibition spaces in via Scudari 9 in Modena. Curated by Lucia Peruzzi, art historian and consultant of Bper Banca, the exhibition explores some themes of Emilian Baroque painting, integrating the assets of the banking collection with that of the museum and, in particular, with ten works from the Campori and Sernicoli collections , temporarily not accessible to the public due to renovation of the premises. A moment of unavailability of the rooms that turns into an opportunity for study, in search of the “Baroque Correspondences” among the works of Lucio Massari (Bologna, 1539-1633), Alessandro Tiarini (Bologna, 1577-1668), Giovanni Francesco Barbieri known as Guercino (Cento, 1591 – Bologna, 1666), Ludovico Lana (Codigoro, 1597 – Modena, 1646), Jean Boulanger (Troyes, 1608 – Modena, 1660), Michele Desubleo (Maubege, 1602 – Parma, 1676), Luca Ferrari (Reggio Emilia, 1605 – Padua, 1654) and Francesco Stringa (Modena, 1635-1709) present in the collections of Bper Banca and the Museum.Basilari in the formation of the museum are the historical figures of collectors such as Giuseppe Campori (1821-1887) and Matteo Campori (1857-1933) to which, in modern times, was added that of Carlo Sernicoli (1938-2007). As Francesca Piccinini, director of the Civic Museums of Modena explains, “with their beneficial gesture towards the Museum they have made a fundamental contribution to the increase of civic collections, which can thus be considered representative of three significant cultural moments in the space of a century “.” The comparison between the works owned by the bank and those owned by the municipality – writes the curator Lucia Peruzzi – allows us, through an evocative fil rouge, to better understand the evolution of the artistic language of painters in the cultural context Emilian in the seventeenth century and to retrace broadly the plot of the history of collecting in Modena “. Among the main works on display,” Rinaldo and Armida “by Tiarini, paradigmatic of the naturalistic inclinations with which the artist approaches the subject tassesco, enriched by a more sensual reinterpretation of an already Baroque mold, and the “Beheading of the Baptist”, the cu the light direction enhances the naivety and languor of the figure of Salome, with the underlying moral meanings. The works of Ludovico Lana and Jean Boulanger represent the high quality of art linked to the tastes of the Este court before the end of the century. If in Lana’s “Erminia and Tancredi” the very careful direction of gestures and light effects does not detract from a narration rendered in terms of romantic sentimental adhesion, in Boulanger’s canvases “Two putti playing with an eagle” and “Clio, muse of history ”transpires the extraordinarily mannerist imprint of the culture of origin elaborated through the classic elegance of Guido Reni. These characters will make him one of the most versatile and interesting personalities of the seventeenth century in Emilia, the absolute protagonist of the decoration of the Ducal Palace of Sassuolo. Emilian naturalism and neo-Venetian chromatic richness are reflected in Luca Ferrari’s “San Giovanni Battista”, true and ideal coexist in Francesco Stringa’s “Head of a girl with a turban”, which in the works of his late maturity approaches a more graceful taste, in dialogue with Bolognese classicism and with the cultural and self-celebrating ambitions of the court. During the preview dedicated to the press, Stefano Rossetti, deputy general manager of Bper Banca, declared: “We actively support cultural initiatives spread throughout the national territory. Our support goes to literary and musical events and to associations that promote the value of reading and general culture, of art and history. Thanks to ‘La Galleria’ we try to strengthen the relationship that binds us to the territories in which we operate by making our cultural heritage is accessible, an unparalleled tool to tell the story of our bank and the territories in which is present “. The exhibition is part of a broader project to enhance the cultural heritage of Bper Banca. As stated by Sabrina Bianchi, manager of “La Galleria. Collection and Historical Archive “,” the Gallery is a privileged opportunity that allows us to give voice to the mission of the Bper Banca brand and the desire to be in connection with the culture of the territories. With the enhancement of our artistic and archival heritage, we can to make known the values that have always been the basis of our company. “For the month of May, the exhibition will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00. In compliance with current legislation, to access the exhibition spaces on Saturday and Sunday it will be necessary to book your visit by 4.00 pm on Friday (T. +39 059 2021598, [email protected]). Subsequent openings will be announced on the website www.lagalleriaBper.it.Free admission. The use of personal protective equipment is required. Catalog with texts by Lucia Peruzzi and Francesca Piccinini available on site. For information: T. +39 059 2021598, [email protected], www.lagalleriaBper.it, www.instagram.com/lagalleriaBper/. – cultural heritage of the territory, making the art treasures of the Group’s collection, which includes a thousand works, from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, accessible to the public in rotation. Not just a museum, but a place of cultural exchange, to consolidate the relationship that binds Bper Banca to Modena; a sign of continuity with the past and openness to the future. Among the most important exhibitions set up from 2017 to today, we highlight: “A treasure chest for art” (2017), “Illustrious guests in the Gallery. Master of the Crivelleschi Polyptychs and Cola dell’Amatrice “(2018),” Jules Van Biesbroeck. The soul of things “(2019),” The perspective of the ephemeral. Antonio Joli and the “scene by corner” (2020). The Historical Archive is a documentary heritage that collects the memory and testimony of the path traveled by Bper Banca and by the banks which, over time, have been incorporated into the group. Memory is fundamental for the birth of a new “corporate cultural responsibility” that combines public and private interest. The study and cataloging activity has allowed the publication of the following volumes: “Le Signorine della Banca Popolare di Modena” (2018), “I Primi Soci” (2019), “You are born close. From advertising to social media “(2020).