From 24 March 2023 to 25 June 2023

Light of the Mountain is the major exhibition that Fondazione Brescia Musei and Skira put on to explore, with three absolute protagonists of twentieth-century photography and a contemporary master, the iconographic universe of the mountain.

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 – Single Reservation Centre which answers Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The exhibition

Curated by: Filippo Maggia

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

Co-produced with: Skira

In collaboration with: Martín Chambi Association

Included in the programme of: Brescia Photo Festival 2023

Main Sponsor: Feralpi Group

Media Partnership: Giornale di Brescia, Radio Number One

Visit with: Abbonamento Musei

The Mountain Tale features the giant Ansel Adams with his black-and-white photographs of landscapes of American national parks, true totems of the twentieth century; Martín Chambi, one of South America’s first important photographers, with his Peruvian Andes steeped in ethnographic and historical documentation; Vittorio Sella, one of the most extraordinary historical mountain photographers, committed to documenting mountaineering explorations like no other. And finally, with an original portfolio in progress commissioned by Fondazione Brescia Musei on the Brescian Alps, the ‘home’ mountain imprinted by Axel Hütte, among the most important representatives of contemporary German photography. The exhibition represents the spearhead of the 6th Edition of the Brescia Photo Festival, an event produced by Fondazione Brescia Musei, for the extraordinary 2023 edition named after the theme Capital, and also involving Mo.Ca – Center for New Cultures.

The Artworks


It is possible to purchase the Combined Ticket Miseria&Nobiltà + Light of the Mountain that allows the visit of the exhibitions Miseria&Nobiltà. Giacomo Ceruti in 18th-century Europe and Vittorio Sella, Martín Chambi, Ansel Adams, Axel Hütte. Light of the Mountain. The ticket allows n.1 admission for each exhibition and is valid until 11/06/2023.

The exhibition ticket Vittorio Sella, Martín Chambi, Ansel Adams, Axel Hütte. Mountain Light allows you to visit the Accademia Carrara at the reduced price of €10.00 (promotion valid until 28/01/2024).


Full price

Under 26, Over 65, disabled (up to 75% disabled) + accompanying person free of charge
Holders of a ticket issued by the Carrara Academy of Bergamo (promotion valid until 25/06/2023)
Holders of a ticket issued at Palazzo Te, MACA di San Sebastiano e Tempio Alberti (promotion valid until 25/06/2023)
Holders of a ticket issued at Gallerie d’Italia (promotion valid until 25/06/2023)
Schools (ticket applicable to any ‘formal’ school group, with accompanying teacher, with complimentary admission).
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
Subscriptions (Brescia Card and Abbonamento Musei Lombardia)