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Weisman Art Museum

333 E River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Ranked #25 of 114 attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Raleigh, NC
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169 reviews 169 reviews
15 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you don't like spending hours in massive museums like the Met or MOMA in NYC, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, or the Louvre, you'll really enjoy the Weisman. Designed by Frank Gehry, it houses an eclectic assortment of pieces donated to the University of Minnesota (especially many works on paper such as sketches and ink drawings), and has special exhibits... More

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34 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This museum has a great building and that's worth seeing. Collection is 'eclectic'---typical of university art museums---but with some nice pieces. The gift shop is fun. You'd enjoy it for an hour or so.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

. . . although that's certainly a remarkable element. Road construction in the area seems to have been completed so it's a little less challenging to find. It houses an excellent modern art collection and great special exhibits and, at least when we visited, entrance is free. They ask for a donation.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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73 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
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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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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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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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