The Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo was opened in 1991.
The museum is located in front of the neoclassical building that houses the Accademia Carrara, in the spaces once occupied by the fifteenth-century Monastery of the Dimesse and Servite, the restoration of which was entrusted to Studio Gregotti Associati International in the late nineties.
Over the years, diversified planning has transformed it into a versatile space that draws many types of visitors with its targeted activities. With its 1,500 square meters of exhibition space, GAMeC welcomes contemporary art in all its forms: temporary personal and collective exhibitions by international artists, new projects by emerging artists, and an intense calendar of fringe activities designed for different types of users are among the strong points of the Gallery’s cultural policy.
It is a dynamic place for debate, analysis, and cultural integration, and one evolving daily.
Thanks to both donations and acquisitions, the Gallery has built its own collection, which currently includes modern authors like Wassily Kandinsky, Albert Marquet, Auguste Rodin; masters of the twentieth century like Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Alberto Burri, Giorgio de Chirico, Jean Fautrier, Lucio Fontana, Hans Hartung, Giacomo Manzù, Giorgio Morandi, and Mario Sironi, as well as contemporary works of art by Cory Arcangel, Gabriele Basilico, Maurizio Cattelan, Enzo Cucchi, Latifa Echakhch, Pino Pascali, and Sislej Xhafa.
GAMeC is a supporter and founding member of the association AMACI – Associazione dei Musei d’Arte Contemporanea Italiani, and works actively with contemporary art museums and centers both in Italy and abroad.