GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo: Hours, Address, GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Reviews: 4/5

GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
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Monday
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The GAMeC is Bergamo’s modern and contemporary art gallery, a multifaceted location offering spaces for temporary exhibitions, experimental projects dedicated to the collections, and mediation, integration and teaching activities for various types of visitors. A visual culture workshop, a place for exploration, experimentation and sharing of the languages of modernity, in continual dialogue with the demands of our times. Inaugurated in 1991 by Bergamo Municipal Authority, the museum has been run since 2000 by the Associazione per la Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo. A virtuous model of shared public–private management, the GAMeC is found in the former Dimesse and Servite convent, a fifteenth-century building restored at the end of the 1990s by Vittorio Gregotti, and located in venerable Piazza Carrara, the beating heart of the Bergamo museum complex, also home to the Accademia Carrara art gallery and the school of art.
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amoamore
Victoria, Canada40 contributions
this small collection was a nice contrast to the more classical work at the neighbouring Accademia Carrara
Written October 3, 2019
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robertomN124LH
New York City, NY54 contributions
Couples
This museum is across the street from the famed Accademia Carrara, one of Italy's most famous museums of Renaissance art. In fact, this is its contemporary branch. But unless a special exhibition is scheduled, there's not much to see. The tiny permanent collection is free and visitors can be in and out quickly. In the courtyard a pleasant cafe makes a good place to stop for a drink.
Written January 26, 2017
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,723 contributions
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located just opposite the Accademia Carrara, the GAMeC hosts the modern counterpart with a permanent exhibition and a temporary one. For a rainy day, you can combine these two nicely.
Written May 31, 2016
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Bebop Cowboy Forever
Geneva, Switzerland73 contributions
Never in my life I have I encountered such a rude, unprofessional bunch at a museum as at GAMeC... and I average 30-40 museum exhibitions a year.

On the last weekend of the "Palma il Vecchio" show, the woman at the ticket counter refused my partner's ICOM card - fine, great - but she did so really very rudely by raising her voice to the verge of yelling and beginning to quote obscure regulations and codes. When my partner protested firmly but politely, another person behind the ticket counter told her, with abundant hostility, to "go back to (where you came from)".

(Note: ICOM cards are issued to museum workers by way of UNESCO and offer reciprocal privileges including museum admissions. Museums and exhibition spaces such as the Uffizi, the Louvre, Kunsthaus Zurich, the Hermitage (St. Pete), Pinacoteca di Brera, Palazzo Reale (Milan), and others accept it. GAMeC apparently does not - as they seems to be one of kind in the fine art world, it seems. Or could it be that the two women working at the ticket counter simply do not know what it is?)

Strangely, the woman actually selling the tickets then said she was doing "us a favour" by making everyone coming in that afternoon a deal by selling them at the reduced rate of EUR 10 instead of EUR 12 because she was out of small coins/spare change. This, when a number of neighboring businesses were open nearby and would have gladly made change for them. In short, this bunch typify a nagging form of lack of initiative (to say the least...). How is it that ticket office workers can unilaterally give GAMeC's money away by making such choices? Is this authorised by the Director or Board? I really doubt it...

Anyway, we decided just to leave. There's no rewarding that type of treatment by patronising any establishment. It is truly from another, much less civil(ised) place far from Bergamo. Or so I would have thought.

I really feel for the Board of Directors and the Museum Director of GAMeC. It seems they've thus far been unable to deal with these staff at the ticket counter which behave in a way which implies there must be other problems below the surface and are clearly not cut out for the job which is far from the most complicated in the world.

I would've loved to see the forthcoming Malevich retrospective, a good initiative by what I am sure is a talented curator, but I just don't want to deal with these people at the front ever again. Ciao GAMeC, probably 'per sempre'!
Written July 27, 2015
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ColleenCo
Pescara, Italy1,005 contributions
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Don't waste your time getting here... it will be quite a walk from Bergamo alta although on the map it looks close, it takes over half an hour to reach.
Don't expect to see stunning works, unless there is an exhibition going on in which case, there is a fee to pay.
Apart from 2-3 small works by famous artists such as kandinsky (small work on paper) and one De Chirico... there rest is not up to standards
Written April 26, 2015
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sfbabroad
Eastbourne, UK49 contributions
Couples
We visited with a Bergamo Card but the staff seemed disappointed that we only wanted to visit the permanent exhibition and did not want to pay to visit a temporary exhibition. The modern art on display was OK but nothing stunning. The courtyard looked fun but the cafe was closed ( at 1pm !!) The Academia Gallery opposite is a much better target for art lovers.
Written July 16, 2015
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy561 contributions
Giacomo Balla? Giacomo Manzù? Umberto Boccioni? If these name ring a bell in your head, the GAMeC is the place to be! Situated in front of the more famous Accademia Carrara, it’s an interesting exhibition of paintings and sculptures from the end of the 19th Century on!
Written July 27, 2021
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elmila
Stuttgart, Germany407 contributions
It was funny ... but five euro admission is a bit too much for the fun. In one room there are even three pictures that are just white. Well. Anyone who has less understanding of so-called "modern art" will have at least a little bit of fun.
Written October 14, 2019
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IJDW
Edinburgh, UK378 contributions
Couples
You can take an number 6 bus to the Modern art gallery.There were a few interesting pieces to make the trip worth the 5 Euro fee.
Written June 25, 2019
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vessi80
North Lanarkshire, UK981 contributions
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Popped in here after a lovely morning in the Carrara across the road.
The landscaping is lovely and the interior is well designed.
Temporary exhibition of Birgit Jurgenssen's works with detailed descriptions on leaflets outside each room. A small permanent collection to view as well.
Welcoming staff.
Written May 20, 2019
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