GAMeC

GAMeC

Description

The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art was founded in 1991 right in front of the Accademia Carrara Picture Gallery, in a restored fifteenth-century architectural complex, formerly intended as a monastery. The diversified programming - open to experimentation with contemporary languages and to multidisciplinarity, and at the same time anchored to the roots of the institution and its heritage - has made it into a multifaceted space that has been able to involve different audiences over the years. With its 1500 square metres of exhibition space, it is a place that welcomes contemporary art in all its forms: temporary personal and collective exhibitions by international artists, new and emerging projects and a rich calendar of collateral activities designed for different audiences are the strong point of the Gallery’s cultural policy, which is a dynamic place for comparison, analysis and cultural integration, in constant evolution.


Starting from 2018, there’s some big news: thanks to the cultural agreement signed with the municipality of Bergamo, during the summer the Sala delle Capriate in the Palazzo della Ragione will be, for three years, an external branch of GAMeC. A project of international importance that will not only bring visual arts to the heart of the Upper Town, but will also be able to build a connection between Piazza Vecchia and Piazza Carrara.

Next to the full exhibition program, GAMeC is characterised by a rich calendar of side events dedicated to adults and children, promoted by the Gallery's Educational Services, which have been present in the area for more than twenty years and are involved daily in the design of projects and opportunities for approaching contemporary art.

Apart from the projects specifically dedicated to children and their parents, special activities are also carried out to form regular appointments, such as the Aspettando Santa LuciaWaiting for Santa Lucia workshop for the young ones, in the month of December, and Una Notte al Museo – A Night at the Museum, a periodic initiative, which is different each time, dedicated to children aged 7 to 12 years. During the summer holidays, for the past ten years, the GAMeC Time laboratories have involved young artists with a rich calendar of activities conducted by museum educators and professionals.

Among the events dedicated to adults we mention the course Odyssey nell’Arte e Sfoghi, artistic-experiential workshops that allow the public to taste art in a dilated time and give themselves a space in which to experiment and give value to their creativity.

From May to September, on Sundays, the Gallery courtyard hosts Happening: happy hour, music and art in a special setting!

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The Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art was founded in 1991 right in front of the Accademia Carrara Picture Gallery, in a restored fifteenth-century architectural complex, formerly intended as a monastery. The diversified programming - open to experimentation with contemporary languages and to multidisciplinarity, and at the same time anchored to the roots of the institution and its heritage - has made it into a multifaceted space that has been able to involve different audiences over the years. With its 1500 square metres of exhibition space, it is a place that welcomes contemporary art in all its forms: temporary personal and collective exhibitions by international artists, new and emerging projects and a rich calendar of collateral activities designed for different audiences are the strong point of the Gallery’s cultural policy, which is a dynamic place for comparison, analysis and cultural integration, in constant evolution.


Starting from 2018, there’s some big news: thanks to the cultural agreement signed with the municipality of Bergamo, during the summer the Sala delle Capriate in the Palazzo della Ragione will be, for three years, an external branch of GAMeC. A project of international importance that will not only bring visual arts to the heart of the Upper Town, but will also be able to build a connection between Piazza Vecchia and Piazza Carrara.

Next to the full exhibition program, GAMeC is characterised by a rich calendar of side events dedicated to adults and children, promoted by the Gallery's Educational Services, which have been present in the area for more than twenty years and are involved daily in the design of projects and opportunities for approaching contemporary art.

Apart from the projects specifically dedicated to children and their parents, special activities are also carried out to form regular appointments, such as the Aspettando Santa LuciaWaiting for Santa Lucia workshop for the young ones, in the month of December, and Una Notte al Museo – A Night at the Museum, a periodic initiative, which is different each time, dedicated to children aged 7 to 12 years. During the summer holidays, for the past ten years, the GAMeC Time laboratories have involved young artists with a rich calendar of activities conducted by museum educators and professionals.

Among the events dedicated to adults we mention the course Odyssey nell’Arte e Sfoghi, artistic-experiential workshops that allow the public to taste art in a dilated time and give themselves a space in which to experiment and give value to their creativity.

From May to September, on Sundays, the Gallery courtyard hosts Happening: happy hour, music and art in a special setting!

Accessibility

Getting there

50 metres away (Piazza Carrara): 3 reserved parking spaces (2 in accordance with the law, 1 without side band).

100 metres away (Piazzale Oberdan-via C. Battisti): bus stops line C and other lines; step height 18cm; bus equipped with manual platform.

Footpath from carparks and bus stop: partly flat, in part it is slightly uphill and adequate in terms of width and type of paving; no tactile ground surface indicators. Road crossings in Piazzale Oberdan controlled by traffic lights, with footpath-road ramps and central traffic island.

Entering

You arrive at the entrance through an entrance hall and a path into a courtyard with a 5% slope; 120 cm wide entrance door, with a 2cm threshold.

Ticket counter height 90-100 cm.

Visiting

Exhibition spaces organised on 2 levels plus mezzanines, reachable by lift and lift platforms; all accessible except for a room on the ground floor (3 steps).

Elevator for 1st and 2nd floor: door 90cm; cabin 150x135 cm; buttons in braille; capacity 860 kg.

Lifting platform for "space 0" and video room (mezzanine): door 90cm; cabin 115x115cm; staff present; capacity 300 kg.

Using the bathroom

 

Synthetic evaluation

O = person with motor disability: accessible in autonomy.

/ = person with visual impairment: accessible with a companion.

 

O: accessible in autonomy

/: naccessible with a companio

 

Gallery

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