Monte Rosa, a photographic and scientific study

L’Adieu des glaciers: a photographic and scientific study is a four-year project promoted by Fort Bard, dedicated to the transformation of the glaciers in the main Four-thousand metre mountains in Valle d’Aosta. The journey starts in 2020 with the Italian glaciers of Monte Rosa. This exhibition teams photos, scientific research

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Masterpieces from the Johannesburg Art Gallery. From the Impressionists to Picasso

This exhibition curated by Simona Bartolena presents a selection of 64 works of extraordinary artistic value, from the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the largest art gallery on the African continent. The entire collection numbers over one hundred works comprising oils, watercolours and graphic art by some of the grand masters on

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PhotoAnsa 2019

Turned into an exhibition for the first time, the PHOTOANSA photobook is a collection of the most significant images from the year linked to the big news stories in Italy and around the world, taken by the agency’s photographers. Fort Bard hosts a display of over one hundred photos taken

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The fifty-fifth Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will immerse you in the breathtaking diversity of the natural world. Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species. Go deeper and discover the surprising – and often challenging – stories behind the images. A

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On Assignment, a wild life. Pictures by Stefano Unterthiner

The exhibition presents an unprecedented project, the pictures of a reportage by Stefano Unterthiner, Valle d’Aosta photographer from 2006 to 2017 commissioned by National Geographic Magazine. 77 pictures on display, divided into eleven thematic sections: penguin, Crozet; swan, Japan; langurs, India; Andean fauna, Chile; terns, Seychelles; varano Komodo, Indonesia; Alpine

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World Press Photo 2019

The World Press Photo Exhibition brings an eclectic showcase of powerful images from all around the globe, drawing attention to a diverse portfolio of issues happening in today’s world. This mighty collection of photojournalism will exhibit at Fort Bard from 6th December 2019 to 6th January 2020. The World Press Photo

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Mountains by Magnum Photographers

The archives of Magnum Photos contain images of some of the world’s highest peaks. Magnum Photos is not known for landscape photography, but the theme runs through the agency’s 80-year history. These photographs are not only a testament to a very human fascination with mountains all over the world, but also to the veneration and fear

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L’Aquila. Art treasures from the 13th to the 16th century

Ten years after the earthquake of 6 April 2009 in Abruzzo, L’Aquila exhibition. Art treasures from the 13th to the 16th century present to the public a selection of 14 restored works including goldsmiths, terracotta, stone and wood sculptures, paintings on table and canvas from the churches of Aquila and Munda, the National Museum

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The story of an adventure

The story of an Adventure exhibition. Forte di Bard 1999-2019 traces the genesis of ambitious Fort Bard redevelopment and restoration project, through the photos taken before and during the phases of the work, by the Turin photographer Gianfranco Roselli. A real photographic story consisting of images of architecture of interiors

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The Guercino

The exhibition Il Guercino. Opere da quadrerie e collezioni del Seicento brought to the Fort Bard, from 5th April to 30th June 2019, a selection of 54 works by the great centese painter, considered one of the greatest interpreters of Baroque Emilian painting. The exhibition is organized by the Fort

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

Exhibition: 2nd February – 2nd June 2019 Fort Bard. Aosta Valley #WPY54 Dutch photographer Marsel van Oosten has won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 title for his extraordinary image, The Golden Couple, which frames a pair of golden snub-nosed monkeys in the temperate forest of China’s Qinling

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FdB Modern Art Itinerary

FdB Modern is an evocative journey of modern and contemporary art composed of 43 artworks located through the external footpath and the fortified buildings of the Fortress. Starting from the base and following the path that leads to the top of the rock until the Carlo Alberto Opera, visitors have

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53

Fort of Bard hosts the Italian preview world tour of the photographic exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the most prestigious and important photographic event of its kind. For this 53rd edition, the prize presented by the Natural History Museum of London chose more than fifty thousand photos, coming from

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Northern Lights. Impressionism in Normandy

Monet, Renoir, Bonnard, Boudin, Corot, Courbet, Daubigny, but also Delacroix, Dufy, Gericault… For the first time, Fort of Bard devotes an exhibition to impressionists through an unedited project curated by the art historian Alain Tapié in cooperation with Ponte Organisation für kulturelles Management GmbH in Wien. More than seventy important

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2017

From December 7th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018, Fort of Bard presents World Press Photo 6th edition. More than 140 extraordinary images and 12 videos of the digital storytelling contest winners are presented for the most important international recognition of photojournalism. They show and illustrate for one year the events of

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Space Change. Mark Lewis & David Tremlett in Forte di Bard

Two of the most famous names of the international contemporary art scene are showing work together in an important exhibition organized at the Forte di Bard from March 28 to July 4, 2010: Space Change. Mark Lewis, David Tremlett in Forte di Bard. David Tremlett born in 1945 in Sticker

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LA VISIONE DELLO SPAZIO

The Fortress of Bard hosts, from 2nd April to 2nd May 2010, an architecture photo exhibition, “La visione dello spazio. Fotografia come architettura”, by Roberto Mutti, that presents to the public works by Gabirele Basilico, Stefania Beretta, John Davies, Franco Donaggio, Maurizio Galimberti, Andrea Garuti, Margherita Spiluttini, Vladimir Sutiaghin. The

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Alphonse Mucha: modernist and visionary

From 29 July to 21 November 2010, the Fortress of Bard, hosts the exhibition Alphonse Mucha: modernist and visionary, the first important exhibition of Mucha’s works in Italy, organized on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth. Tomoko Sato, the only official scholar of the collection for

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Treasures in the Attic. The enchantment of childhood in mountain toys and games

The Fortress of Bard hosts from 6 December 2010 to 3 April 2011 in the rooms of the Cannoniere, the exhibition “Treasures in the Attic – the enchantment of childhood in mountain toys and games”. The exhibition, promoted by the Associazione Forte di Bard and organized by the Società B&C

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The exhibition brings together over one hundred winning images in the 17 categories of the competition organized by the Natural History Museum of London togheter with the BBC Wildlife Magazine and Forte di Bard, now in its 47th edition. Photographies have been selected by a jury of esteemed photographers and

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The Prince’s Treasures

During this winter season the exhibition rooms of the Fortress of Bard are hosting a selection of fine art masterpieces. Erected at the feet of the Aosta Valley during the first half of the 19th Century, the imposing fortress has become a leading cultural centre. The fortress will host an

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Marilyn, The last sitting. Bert Stern

Marilyn. The Last Sitting. Bert Stern 10 June – 18 November 2012

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Giacometti. The walking man

This prestigious exhibition project is dedicated to one of the major artists of the 20th Century – the Swiss Italian Alberto Giacometti who, better than anyone, grasped the doubts, uncertainties and anguish of the last century – and stems from a venture between the Fortress of Bard and the Aimé

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

From February 2nd to May 5th , 2013, Fort of Bard, the main cultural centre of Aosta Valley, hosts exclusively, for the fourth year, the first Italian lap of the world tour of the photographic exhibition called Wildlife Photographer of the year 2012. The new edition of the exhibition features

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From Earth to the man

The French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand and its amazing aircraft portraits devoted to the wide and disturbing changes in the environment of the planet are at the heart of the new major exhibition of the Forteress of Bard. From Earth to the Man is open from December 7th, 2012 to November

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World Press Photo

The World Press Photo Exhibition can be seen from the 7th of December to 6th January 2014, in Forte di Bard. This traveling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of a worldwide annual contest on press photography. Each year, an independent international jury, consisting of nineteen members, judges

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Magnum Contact Sheets Exhibition & Workshop

Magnum Contact Sheets is a major new touring exhibition produced by Magnum Photos in collaboration with Forte di Bard, where the show will be presented from June 21th to January 6th, 2014 before touring worldwide. The show is taking the contact sheet as the basis for an exploration into the

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Per il quinto anno il Forte ospita in esclusiva, la prima tappa italiana del tour mondiale della nuova edizione della mostra fotografica Wildlife Photographer of the year che presenta gli scatti naturalisiti più belli effettuati nel 2013. L’appuntamento è dal 31 gennaio al 2 giugno 2014. In mostra oltre cento

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Montserrat. The Abbey’s Major Works

La mostra presenta per la prima volta raccolte in un unico evento, le opere dal grande valore storico-artistico provenienti dal Monastero benedettino di Montserrat, località a pochi chilometri da Barcellona, in Catalogna. In mostra cento capolavori provenienti dal Museo dell’Abbazia, dal Romanico al Barocco, dall’Impressionismo all’Avanguardia, con omaggi particolari all’arte

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SERGIO LARRAIN. VAGABONDAGES

Forte di Bard presents “Sergio Larrain. Vagabondages”, an exhibition co-produced by Magnum Photos and Fondation Henri Cartier- Bresson, edited by Agnès Sire, the director of the Fondation Henri Cartier- Bresson. This is the first Italian retrospective dedicated to him. The exhibition, located in the halls of the cellars (Cantine) of

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GREGORIO BOTTA. APNEA

The exhibition called Gregorio Botta. Apnea, scheduled from May 24th to August 17th, 2014, contains a rich selection of the artist’s most recent production around the theme of water, marked in the striking area of the Stables of the Fort. The exhibition is conceived as a series of breath stations:

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PABLO PICASSO. THE COLOUR ETCHED

“Pablo Picasso. The colour etched” exhibition is the most important retrospective about the linografie production ever built in Europe by the Spanish master, due both to its breadth and quality value of the works. Pablo Picasso is the artist who brought the art of printing linocuts at the highest stylistic

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FDB MODERN, MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

Richard Long, Pol Bury, Tony Cragg, Aristide Maillol, Steve McCurry are just some of the artists’ names of international players in the new cultural project signed by Forte di Bard and called FdB Modern. Artworks on display are arranged in different area of the Fortress (indoor and outdoor) and they

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO

The most prestigious photojournalism contest comes back to Forte di Bard after last year great success. From December 6th, 2014 to January 6th, 2015 the Cellars are hosting the World Press Photo exhibition, the result of the most important international photojournalism competition organized since 1955 by the World Press Photo

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Stunning images unveiled as 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year arrives in Fortress of Bard.The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at 7th february on 2nd june, featuring 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath- taking wild landscapes. Wildlife Photographer of

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WALTER BONATTI. PHOTOGRAPHIES FROM THE WIDE SPACES

The exhibition Walter Bonatti. Photographies from the wide spaces celebrates one of the best Italian and world’s alpinists. Thanks to videos, unpublished documents and a particularly involving display inside the Opera Mortai in Forte di Bard, this project traces back the visual tale, the existential events and the adventures of

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CERVINO 150X10

Forte di Bard celebrates Cervino. 150 years after the memorable conquest of its peak, from 7th July to 8th November 2015 in the Museum of the Alps visitors can discover a space dedicated to alpinism, homage to the world’s most photographed mountain and renowned icon of all mountains. This exhibition

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SEBASTIAO SALGADO. GENESI

Forte di Bard presents Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis from 23rd May to 30th September 2015. Exhibition designed and curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado. The project draws together 245 stunning black and white photographs, the result of Salgado’s expedition across the 5 continents to show the rare beauty of a unique and

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JOSEF KOUDELKA. VESTIGES 1991-2014

From December 7th, 2014 to May 10th, 2015 the Embrasures of Fortress of Bard will host Josef Koudelka – Vestiges 1991-2014. This is the first Italian exposition of the most impressive photographic project of one of the world most important masters of photography. The project Vestiges committed more than twenty

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ABSTRACTISM IN EUROPE FROM MALEVICH TO KANDINSKY

Abstractism in Europe from Malevich to Kandinsky is the title of the exhibition of art hosted in Forte di Bard from January 31th to June 2nd, 2015. More than 80 works of art, mostly oils and drawings of extraordinary value, belonging to a German prestigious and private collection, for the

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World Press Photo 2015

The World Press Photo Exhibition can be seen from 5th December to 6 January at Fort Bard. The World Press Photo competition is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers, setting the standard for the profession. This year’s competition drew entries from 5,692 photographers from

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Marco Del Re. Madri italiane

From April 8th to June 19th, 2016 Fort of Bard, the main tourist and cultural centre of Valle d’Aosta Region will host the new project from the Italian artist Marco Del Re entitled Italian Mothers- The project is sponsored by Fort of Bard in collaboration with Galerie Maeght in Paris.

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FROM BELLINI TO TIEPOLO

The exhibition presents a rich selection of 52 masterpieces from the Pinacoteca dell’Accademia dei Concordi e del Seminario Vescovile in Rovigo and offers an astonishing overview on the artistic period from the 15th to the 18th century. The collection belonging to Pinacoteca dei Concordi is the result of the passion

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at Fort Bard from February 3rd to June 2nd, 2016 featuring 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind,

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MARC CHAGALL. LA VIE

Marc Chagall. The way is the title of the exhibition to be held from June 25th until November 13th, 2016 in Fort of Bard, the main cultural centre of Valle d’Aosta Region. The exhibition is organized by Associazione Forte di Bard in partnership with Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght in

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ELLIOTT ERWITT. RETROSPECTIVE

From June 11th to November 13th, 2016 Fort of Bard, the main cultural center of Aosta Valley, hosts the exhibition Elliott Erwitt – Retrospective. Organized by Fort of Bard in collaboration with Magnum Photos International Paris, the exhibition presents the world premiére of a new retrospective project belonging to Elliott

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. THE EXHIBIT

Fort Bard was chosen in 2014 to host part of the filming of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – the epic movie produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by The Walt Disney Studios, becoming one of the movie icons. The exhibition, open from May 29th 2016 to January 8th 2017,

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GOLDEN AGE. RUBENS, BRUEGHEL, JORDAENS

From 5th December 2015 to 2nd June 2016, the exhibition displays 114 paintings which are representative of the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age. The most remarkable pieces works have been granted by belong to the Hohenbuchau Collection, an extraordinary private collection on permanent loan to the Gallery of the Liechtenstein

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DISCOVERING TIZIANO

How did Tiziano used to paint? Which creative power inspired his brush? Why did he use to go back to paint the same subject over the years? What is the difference between a replica and a copy? Discovering Tiziano tries to answer these questions by presenting in the Chapel o

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PAOLO PELLEGRIN. FRONTIERS

Paolo Pellegrin. Frontiers exhibition can be visited from April 30th to November 26th, 2017 in Fort Bard. Through Paolo Pellegrin wide shots you can perceive the drama of the journey of hope for thousands of fleeing migrants looking for a better future: the horror of the crossing of the Mediterranean

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FROM RAFFAELLO TO BALLA

rom July 1st, 2017 to January 7th, 2018 Fort of Bard will hosts the exhibition named The masterpieces of San Luca National Academy. From Raffaello to Balla. The exhibition event was born from the collaboration between Fort of Bard Association and San Luca National Academy, one of the oldest and

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STEVE MCCURRY. MOUNTAIN MEN

Fort Bard presents an unprecedented exhibition project of one of the greatest masters of contemporary international photography. Steve McCurry. Mountain Men is the title of Fort of Bard co-production together with Steve McCurry Studio and Sudest57 which deals with the issues of life in mountain areas and the complex interaction

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World Press Photo 2016

The 2016 edition of World Press Photo will take place from december 7th to january 8th at Fort Bard. The event will showcase the photography from the winners of the most prestigious professional competition in the World. In 2015, 5775 photographers from 128 countries submitted a total of 83 000

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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

The world renowned wildlife photography competition from the Natural History Museum returns to Fort Bard with 100 stunning images. From balletic whales to lizard-chasing parakeets, urban visitors to fantastical landscapes, this year’s selection is strong on visual drama and narrative. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography

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