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GAMeC - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Lovely architecture- worth a short visit

Popped in here after a lovely morning in the Carrara across the road. The landscaping is lovely and... read more

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modern art gallery

public modern art gallery hosting a diversified permanent collection and organizing artistic... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

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'!

Date of experience: July 2015
6  Thank BebopCowboyForever
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Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank sfbabroad
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Reviewed April 25, 2015

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

Date of experience: April 2015
5  Thank ColleenCo
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Reviewed April 25, 2015

Visited this gallery to see the retrospective of Palma il Vecchio paintings. A superb exhibition, and really well presented. If you late early Italian masters then you should visit this exhibition while it is on. The gallery has obtained paintings from across all Europe and it makes a very interesting and impressive show. The settings, and hanging if the paintings is excellent, with a very informative progression through the different gallery spaces.

Date of experience: April 2015
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Date of experience: April 2019
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