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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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A Riverside Treasure

We went with friends to see the current exhibit and were impressed by the accessibility of the space and the arrangement of the art. Unlike other local art museums it is compact... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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203 reviews 203 reviews
33 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went with friends to see the current exhibit and were impressed by the accessibility of the space and the arrangement of the art. Unlike other local art museums it is compact and easy to navigate. There are nice sunlit areas off the galleries to sit and relax or contemplate the architecture or the exhibit.

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I visited the museum on Dec 26th 2014 with a friend. I'm a photographer and liked the photography collection they've. It's a small museum and doesn't take very long to see. The staff (volunteers?) are courteous and most likely UMN students. There's no entry fee but they do charge for parking.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

What a cool building to have on a college campus! While experienced art critics might take issue with some of the literal 'writing on the wall'/descriptions of the pieces, the collection is eclectic, it costs nothing to view it, and there is a range of local and international artists represented. I highly recommended walking across the bridge to get a... More 

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MINNEAPOLIS
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

My daughter's girl scout troop was given a private tour by the director and chief curator. They learned about the different art and how it is chosen to be displayed. I has driven by this place multiple times and never knew it was an art museum but always thought the building was kind of cool looking. Not only was this... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The museum has a wide range of exhibits. Two current ones deserve special mention. There is a collection of Winston Link photographs of trains, all taken at night. They date from the late 1950's at the very end of the steam era. Be sure to grab a guide to the exhibit which describes every photograpn and take a trip back... More 

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Great Falls, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Wanted to see the outside mainly, but very happy to enjoy the exhibits. The black and white photography of old trains (1950-1960's) very thought provoking. Not a lot of foot traffic when we were there, so were able to take our time and enjoy every bit of this museum. They have a lovely little patio with great view of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I often visit art museums when on a university campus and it's always interesting. Usually they are a showcase for the work of the students and faculty, but not this one. It features works from the permanent collection as well as special exhibits. I thought it was a gem, and, since it's not large, easy to do on an afternoon.... More 

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129 reviews 129 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you can, stroll across the bridge over the Mississippi as your approach to the Weisman to fully appreciate the "dr. Zeus" style whimsical exterior. Inside, the museum is small but high quality and free! We enjoyed the "lust for leisure" exhibit currently there. The gift shop is well stocked with lovely moderately priced items.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The Gehry architecture of this building is reason enough to see this museum which overlooks the Mississippi River. You don't need more than an hour to visit this well run museum. The exhibit which allows you to listen in on people's conversations through a door is intriguing. Take a stroll through the University of Minnesota afterwards or walk across the... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The building is the star of the show but the small, eclectic art collection is worth seeing. The Marsden Hartley collection I think is the best group of paintings there. He is an exceptional artist and they have several of his paintings. The museum is hard to get to- we had a good map and ended up crossing the river... More 

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