From 08 March 2024 to 25 August 2024

Information and Reservations
The CUP - Single Reservation Centre answers Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holidays excluded.

The exhibition

Curated by: Studio Fontana

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

Co-produced by: Skira

Included in the programme of: BPF2024 – VII Edizione Testimoni

Educational Partner: Pedrali

Media Partner: Giornale di Brescia

Travel Partner: Italo, Trenord

Visit with: Abbonamento Musei


The major exhibition, entitled Franco Fontana. Colore (Franco Fontana. Colour), curated by Studio Fontana, promoted by Fondazione Brescia Musei and co-produced with Skira as part of Testimoni, 7th edition of the Brescia Photo Festival, presents 122 images taken from 1961 to 2017.

The exhibition, divided into 4 sections, documents Franco Fontana’s research on the themes “landscape”, “urban landscape”, “presence absence”, “people”, “American light”, “fragments”, “motorways” and “asphalts”: for the author, everything is or becomes landscape.

Franco Fontana, an internationally renowned photographer, prefers colour as a subject to investigate and report reality through the medium of photography. Light and colour range thus define spaces, architecture, stories and life.
With his thematic series, Fontana has made colour an actor and not a medium to convey a message. Natural and urban landscapes are the focus of the exhibition dedicated to him in the spaces of the Museo di Santa Giulia: in fact, Fontana has always been attracted to surfaces, urban portions, layers of history and details of everyday life. The wait, the study of the shot and the colour is the result of the desire to give back in an essential and concise manner a clean composition, marked ‘simply’ by colour.



Experience an even more immersive visit – and not just for the eyes!
We have created a playlist to immerse you in the guided and sound-accompanied exhibition tour, discovering the artist’s perception of the world.



The ticket also entitles the holder to visit the exhibition Maurizio Galimberti. Brescia, Piazza Loggia 1974, on view until July 28, 2024 at the Museo di Santa Giulia.

Cinema + Exhibition, your double experience with a special discount!
Cinema Nuovo Eden ticket holders can visit temporary exhibitions at the Santa Giulia Museum at the reduced rate.

Holders of a ticket for the Santa Giulia Museum’s temporary exhibitions can access a screening at the Cinema Nuovo Eden at the reduced rate.


Full price
€ 12,00
€ 9,00
Groups, Over 65
€ 8,00
Under 26, disabled (with disabilities up to 67%) + free accompanying person
€ 8,00
€ 6,00
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


Discover the advantages for those who keep their museum entrance tickets!
Keep your entrance ticket to the exhibition Franco Fontana. Colour and you will be entitled to a discounted entrance fee at Gallerie D’Italia, Fondazione Il Vittoriale degli Italiani and Fondazione Palazzo Te.
Similarly, visitors who show a Gallerie d’Italia, Fondazione Il Vittoriale degli Italiani or Fondazione Palazzo Te ticket issued in the current year at the ticket office of one of the Brescia Civic Museums will be entitled to a concessionary entry.

By train is convenient!

Trenord subscribers in possession of an IO VIAGGIO or PHONEPASS card are entitled to discounted fares.
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Holders of an ITALO train ticket, with destinations in Brescia, with a travel date prior to and/or a maximum of 7 days after the date of entry to the exhibition will be entitled to a concessionary ticket.



Palazzo Te Foundation Ticket Holders
Vittoriale degli Italiani Foundation Ticket Holders
Ticket holders Gallerie d’Italia
Palazzo Maffei Ticket Holders
IO VIAGGIO season ticket holders
ITALO ticket holders for Brescia a maximum of 7 days before or after the exhibition
Coincard holders
Intesa Sanpaolo employees

Opening times

Summer timetable (1 June – 30 settembre):

  • 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.