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Weisman Art Museum

333 E River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-9494
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Ranked #20 of 113 attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Description: Located on the campus of the University of Minnesota, this museum features fine arts from the contemporary period.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Weisman is such a beautiful building and the curators are very knowledgeable. Excellent way to spend an afternoon.

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Cambridge MA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We originally were just interested in seeing the Frank Gehry building. Fair warning - if you don't know the area, you WILL get lost, even tho it's an unmistakable iconic building. After taking so long getting there, we had to go inside! It was actually larger than it first appeared - we could have stayed longer if we had the... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

A fun eclectic collection of collections donated to the University for generations. Don't miss the New Mexico pottery. Be sure to read the plaques -- many tell great stories.

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74 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Frank Ghery's design is about the only good thing about this museum at U of M campus. I would not waste time inside since the art exhibits are quite erratic and average at best. It's a nice photographic subject from the outside though.

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Houston, Texas
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25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

A wild, aren't they all, Frank Gehry Museum with an interesting modern art collection. Worth a visit, but not a special trip.

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Cincinnati
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20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A very enjoyable expereince and the architecture of this building is typical if the Twin Cities. This museum was listed as a favorite place of several well known Twin Cities personalities and they were right on!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Had a very good one here some time ago about local Bob Dylan. Find out about exhibition before visiting as not very big display.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

It's hard to say no to a free museum. Though the Target-sponsored section up front is pretty dead and lifeless, the actual collection is really cool and the views of the river and campus are worth a bike ride over (so you don't have to pay insane rates for parking).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

A small collection in an interesting building on the University of MN campus. We especially enjoyed the "Apts" installation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I loved visiting the Art Museum, it was a little difficult to find, but I am so glad we made it. There is a wide range of art there, and it is extremely well displayed. The building is pretty weird, and I am sure people visit to see the building as well as the art, china and furniture. Well recommended,... More

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