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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 Frank Gehry Designed Museum in Minneapolis?!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 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 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Weisman Art Museum is a free modern art museum on the University of Minnesota campus. The collection includes a number of food related pieces, some of which looked like an assortment of trash. The video of a knife carving an exceptionally rare and greasy piece of beef was a low point. At least it's free.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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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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Additional Information about Weisman Art Museum

Address: 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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