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Weisman Art Museum

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Address: 333 E River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone Number: 612-625-9494
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Located on the campus of the University of Minnesota, this museum features...

Located on the campus of the University of Minnesota, this museum features fine arts from the contemporary period.

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Great place to visit, for all ages!

Regardless of the collection currently on display, the architecture of the museum itself is worth the visit. Located on the river, and nestled in the U of M campus, this is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Regardless of the collection currently on display, the architecture of the museum itself is worth the visit. Located on the river, and nestled in the U of M campus, this is a must-see. Took my daughters, ages seven & 18, and they both really enjoyed the experience.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Free Great Experience: visit a Frank Gehry building and see cool modern art. Due to cold weather we took an Ueber and walked back over the Missisipi River bridge

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The building itself is a piece of art done by one of the 20th century's most prolific architects, Frank Gehry. The art collection is houses is also fantastic.

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Midwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This Gehry structure is very impressive, especially because it's so hidden in a low elevation spot by the UofM. Centrally located, wonderfully curated and the rotating shows are wonderful.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

This unusual museum in the University of Minnesota has a $3 donation, and $3/hour parking lot. The rooms have themes of collection, most in rotation. There are some well known artists (O'Keefe ) and some lesser known (Dwayne Hanson), delightful sculpture, photos, painting. There are big, bright windows overlooking the Mississippi River. It was clean, popular and seemed safe and... More 

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This small museum has an outstanding selection of art. I call it a "sampler" because they seem to have one or two paintings produced by famous artists. This makes the experience concise and take no more one or two hours to complete. I thoroughly enjoyed this place. (As with most museums they have a suggested donation that you basically are... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

It's always great to see a Frank Gehry building from the outside. The inside of this one is cool, but like many Gehry buildings it's tough on the art. Add to it that the interior of the facilities seem not to be well maintained, the labels are peeling, and installations are curious and seemingly haphazard, makes for a quirky viewing... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I was very impressed with the Weisman Art Museum. The architecture of the building is certainly hard to miss, it screams, "Hey! Look at me!". But the inside is calming and inviting, with cavernous galleries that flow freely from one to another. The variety of exhibits is notable. Believe it or not, it's free.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Loved it. A great representation of art periods with informative explanations of the art in each room. I was very impressed with the ceramics room. It is a mix of contemporary and ancient ceramics, showing how similar the styles can be. Seeing the Frank Gehry building -- inside and out -- is worth the trip. My only criticism is that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The view is good from inside and out. A Frank Gehry design in flaring stainless, the building itself is a nice attraction. Inside, the collection is small but well chosen, mostly modern and contemporary, starting with some amazing Abstract Expressionists right over the reception desk. At the same place, you also learn that admission is free! Then, on the top... More 

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