From 14 February 2023 to 11 June 2023

Thirty-six years, more than a generation, have passed since the major exhibition that Brescia dedicated to Giacomo Ceruti (Milan, 1698-1767) in 1987. The time is therefore ripe to return to investigate this painter who, with his touching depictions of the humble classes and his penetrating portraits, established himself as one of the most original voices in 18th-century figurative culture.

Information and Reservations
Information on ticket purchase:
For individual visitors, reservations will be possible online.
For groups by contacting the Telerete Call Centre at 030 2041444. The Call Centre answers Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For schools by contacting the CUP - Centro Unico Prenotazioni (Single Booking Centre) which answers every day from 10:00 to 18:00.

The exhibition

Curated by: Roberta D’Adda, Francesco Frangi, Alessandro Morandotti


Produced by: Municipality of Brescia, Fondazione Brescia Musei, Alleanza Cultura

Organised with: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Co-produced by: Skira

Travel Partner: Italo

Media Partner: Radio Number One


What makes a new lunge on the figure of the artist necessary is the fact that, in these thirty-five years, knowledge and evaluation of his physiognomy have changed in some ways radically.

The major monographic exhibition of Ceruti planned by Fondazione Brescia Musei highlights, thanks to exceptional loans from Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Gothenburg and numerous Italian public and private collections, on the one hand the rootedness of Giacomo Ceruti within the adventure of the ‘painting of reality’ in Lombardy, and on the other hand the international scope of his path.

The exhibition, an exceptional co-production with the Getty Center, will in fact be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles from 18 July to 29 October.
The Californian stage, entitled Giacomo Ceruti. A Compassionate eye and curated by Davide Gasparotto, is the result of the collaboration between Fondazione Brescia Musei and the Getty Museum and presents for the first time to the American public a group of absolute masterpieces by the Lombard master. Seventeen paintings of pauperist subjects are on display, six of which come from the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo: beggars, vagabonds and humble people, portrayed with objectivity and at the same time respectful participation, from which emanates a sense of dignity and inner depth, the artist’s most original contribution to early modern European painting.


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With the exhibition ticket Miseria&Nobiltà. Giacomo Giacomo Ceruti in Eighteenth-Century Europe you can visit the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo at a cost of €3.00. The reduction is only valid during the two days preceding the date of entry to the exhibition Miseria&Nobiltà. Giacomo Ceruti in Eighteenth-Century Europe.

The exhibition ticket Miseria&Nobiltà. Giacomo Ceruti in Eighteenth-Century Europe allows you to visit the Accademia Carrara at the reduced price of €10.00 (promotion valid until 28/01/2024).

The exhibition ticket Miseria&Nobiltà. Giacomo Ceruti in Eighteenth-Century Europe allows you to visit the MArteS Museum at the reduced price of €10.00 (promotion valid from 03/03/2023 to 30/07/2023).



Full price
€ 14.00

€ 12.00
€ 10.00
Under 26, Over 65, disabled (up to 75% disabled) + accompanying person free of charge
€ 10.00
Holders of a ticket issued by the Carrara Academy of Bergamo (promotion valid until 11/06/2023)
€ 10.00
Holders of a ticket issued by the MArteS Museum (promotion valid until 11/06/2023)
€ 10.00
Holders of a ticket issued by the Brescia Diocesan Museum (promotion valid until 11/06/2023)
€ 10.00
Holders of a ticket issued at the Nuovo Eden Cinema (promotion valid until 11/06/2023)
€ 10.00
Holders of a ticket issued at Gallerie d’Italia (promotion valid until 11/06/2023)
€ 10.00
Holders of a ticket issued at Palazzo Te, MACA di San Sebastiano e Tempio Alberti (promotion valid until 11/06/2023)
€ 10.00
Schools (ticket applicable to any ‘formal’ school group, with accompanying teacher, with complimentary admission).
€ 6.00
Finissage – 10.06.2023 from 7PM to 00PM
€ 5.00
Children up to 5 years old, from the third child onwards (up to the age of 18), licensed tourist guides, journalists and publicists (upon presentation of their professional association membership card), disabled persons (with disabilities up to 75%) and their companions, ICOM members, 1 group leader per group, 1 teachers per school group
€ 0.00
Subscriptions (Brescia Card and Abbonamento Musei Lombardia)
€ 0.00