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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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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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A treasure trove on the banks of the Mississippi

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 137 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 34 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 17 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 68 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Though small, the museum collection is impressive. Highly worth the visit if you dig architecture and modern art.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The building is well developed and the collections carefully installed so that people can get a lot out of the location. Very strong collection of American art (especially painting); the ties with university departments are often well established as there is a genuine effort to bring many students into the museum itself.

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Eau Claire, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It's a nice museum and it's all free. It's not too large, so it's easy to get through in an hour or so. It's a nice thing to do if your close to the U of M campus, and the building architecture is very cool.

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Additional Information about Weisman Art Museum

Address: 333 E River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone Number: 612-625-9494
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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