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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
Description: 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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contemporary art collection

I loved this museum. The building is designed by Frank Gehry and is very interesting. It is free and the gift store has some quality items. There are works by Louise Nevelson... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I loved this museum. The building is designed by Frank Gehry and is very interesting. It is free and the gift store has some quality items. There are works by Louise Nevelson, Warhol, Lichtenstein, Duane Hanson, and many others. Kind of tricky to navigate to the Museum from the parking garage, but well worth it. Great afternoon.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The building is unique. I suggest walking around perhaps on the Washinton Ave pedestrian bridge to see the unique shapes of this Frank Gerhy design from the outside. The inside didn't interest me with one exception - the fish lamp that was made by Frank Gerhy in 1985. There is a Frank Gerhy fish under glass at the sculpture garden... More 

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Wisconsin
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The striking architecture alone makes the Weisman worth seeing. It is nicely laid out in a open, naturally lighted galleries. I would call most of the collection modern art - lots of really interesting pieces. And it's free (suggested donation box at the door).

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Such a great place to include on a day of moving through the city. Always enjoy and appreciate the curated exhibits housed in a "jewel box" of architecture designed by Frank Gehry

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Boston MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As in most of Gehry's creations, the best part is driving up to the unique architecture. This did not disappoint. Sails afloat in the sky up close. From afar, looks somewhat like a hillside cluster of homes! Very nice collection of contemporary art. Easyily navigated.

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Arizona, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Right off the light rail line on the UofM campus is this unique building overlooking the Mississippi river. Not large but definitely worth a visit with some good mostly modern art.

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Circle Pines, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

As a family we are getting out to experience Minnesota's museums. After years of driving by the metal museum we decided it was time to take a peek at what was inside. It was brief and forgettable. There's a lack of enthusiasm at this museum (including staff) that makes it feel cold and a little boring. The gift shop has... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Yes, that's what I asked myself too. Having been to the "real thing" in Bilbao, Spain, I had no idea that he first designed this smaller museum in Minneapolis. The similarity to the Bilbao museum is striking and for anybody who has either been to Bilbao or plans to go there, the WAM building is a must-see. In fact, it... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This small museum on the Univ Of Minn campus has a small and excellent collection. The building itself is beautiful and is right next to a light rail station so easy to get to. The special exhibition was well curated and a pleasure to visit

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This is an fascinating art museum, first of all the building itself is a work of art-- - it looks like a tinfoil from afar- - which is actually beautifully sculpted stainless steel. It's a gorgeous unique building that you can not help notice and be awed. The design is by world -renowned architect Frank Gehry. The first and still... More 

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