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. The association was co- founded by Bergamo Municipal Authority and TenarisDalmine, with the further support of Banca Popolare di Bergamo, Bonaldi Motori, and Carvico SpA.
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.