From 10 November 2023 to 28 January 2024

The exhibition project, curated by Ilaria Bernardi, aims to explore a topic that is as topical as it is dramatic: the condition of women in the world, with a particular focus on Iran.

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On the occasion of the Peace Festival, the exhibition "Finché non saremo libere (Until We Are Free)" will be free to all visitors from 11/11/2023 to 25/11/2023.

The exhibition

Curated by: Ilaria Bernardi

An initiative promoted by:
Municipality of Brescia, Fondazione Brescia Musei, Alleanza Cultura

Under the patronage of: Amnesty International Italia, Associazione Maanà

In collaboration with: Associazione Genesi, Festival della Pace

Media Partner: Radio Numebr One

Travel Partner: Italo, Trenord

Visit with:  Abbonamento Musei

Educational Activity Partner: BTL


The exhibition constitutes the fourth act of the research that Fondazione Brescia Musei has dedicated to the theme ‘art and rights’, starting with Zehra Doğan. Avremo anche giorni migliori. Opere dalle carceri turche. (2019) to continue with Badiucao. La Cina (non) è vicina (2021) and Victoria Lomasko. The Last Soviet Artist (2022).

The exhibition, which takes place in the context of the Festival of Peace and is part of the second edition of Progetto Genesi. Arte e diritti umani, explores the dramatically topical issue of the condition of women in the world, with a particular focus on Iran.

The title of the exhibition reworks, turning it into the feminine, the title of the book Until We Are Free. IRAN my struggle for human rights (Bompiani, Milan 2016) by Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer and pacifist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003.

The first section of the exhibition includes a nucleus of works by female artists from the Genesis Collection, consisting of contemporary artworks by artists from around the world who reflect on pressing, complex and often dramatic cultural, environmental, social and political issues of the day.
Among the works on display, three will be by Iranian artists Shirin Neshat and Soudeh Davoud.

The second and third sections are intended as monographic tributes to two historic Iranian artists, appreciated in the world’s most important museums and exhibited for the first time with a solo exhibition in Italy: Farideh Lashai (1944 – 2013) and Sonia Balassanian (b. 1942). Therefore, not only young Iranian women artists, but also established names who, with a view to empowerment, can demonstrate how, despite the dramatic history of the country from which they come, they have largely succeeded in establishing themselves within the international art system, conveying a positive message of hope for other Iranian and world women artists.



Presenting the exhibition ticket at the ticket office of the Santa Giulia Museum, at Brixia Romana Archeological area and at the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo you will be entitled to purchase a ticket for the museum tour at a special reduced rate.

The promotion is valid exclusively within two days of visiting the exhibition Finché non saremo libere.
Moreover, by showing the exhibition ticket Finché non saremo libere at the ticket offices of Accademia Carrara, Gallerie d’Italia and Musei Civici di Mantova (Palazzo Te, MACA, Palazzo San Sebastiano and Tempio Leon Battista Alberti) you will be entitled to a reduced-price ticket (promotion valid until 28/01/2024).
In addition, holders of a Cinema Nuovo Eden ticket are entitled to a reduced admission fee to the exhibition Finché non saremo libere (Until We Are Free).

Discover the joint ticket Finché non saremo libere + Lorenzo Mattotti. Storie, ritmi, movimenti! One ticket to visit two exhibitions.

Entrance tickets

On the occasion of the Peace Festival, the exhibition Finché non saremo libere (Until We Are Free) will be free to all visitors from 11/11/2023 to 25/11/2023.

Full price
Under 26, Over 65, disabled (with disabilities up to 67%) + accompanying person free of charge
Schools (ticket applicable to any ‘formal’ school group, with accompanying teacher, with complimentary admission)
Children up to the age of 5, from the 3rd child onwards (up to the age of 18), licensed tour guides, journalists and publicists (upon presentation of their membership card), disabled person (with a disability of 67% or more) and accompanying person, ICOM member, no. 1 group leader per group, no. 1 teachers per school group
Free of charge
Subscriptions (Brescia Card and Abbonamento Musei Lombardia)
Free of charge

Joint Ticket

Admission ticket valid for visiting the exhibition Lorenzo Mattotti. Storie, ritmi, movimenti and the exhibition Finché non saremo libere (Until we are free). The ticket allows n.1 admission for each exhibition and is valid until 28 January 2024.

Full price

Opening times

Summer timetable (1 June – 30 September):

  • Mondays (non-holidays): Closed
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.00 a.m. – 7.00 p.m.
  • Last admission: 6.15 p.m.

Winter hours (1 October – 31 May):

  • Mondays (non-holidays): Closed
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  • Last admission: 5.15 p.m.
Fondazione Brescia Musei