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Weisman Art Museum

333 E River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-9494
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Ranked #24 of 115 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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Hong Kong
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

we are attracted by it's special look, there is a museum which is free inside, but not much things to see, yet, you can still go to take a look, some modern art exhibits are ok.

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Orlando, FL
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Tip: Beware of GPS based directions as we were sent in circles and down campus alleys. This FREE museum features a modern collection of art. Currently, there is an exhibit that was put together by prominent Minnesotans while another gallery features art voted on by visitors to the Minnesota State Fair. Collaboration is a running theme throughout the location as... More

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minneapolis, mn
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178 reviews 178 reviews
78 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Distinctive Gehry building, best viewed from across the river or from the riverside garage entry....Collection is modern, modest in size, easy to view. Free admission. Cross the busy sidewalk/bike path to see the U's science classroom building, which has an amazing atrium.

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Richfield
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Oh there's are there to. So of it is even cool. Fun even if you hate art . Explore all the floors and check out thé campu

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London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
27 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Discovering a Gehry building in Minneapolis was a pleasant surprise. There is parking right in the building itself and the museum is free to the public. The setting is commanding - overlooking the Mississippi from the U of Minnesota campus. There is an O Winston Link exhibit of photography on at present that is terrific. The permanent collection of Korean... More

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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

the art museum of the U of M campus. small but nice modern collection, with a great view of downtown Minneapolis and very convenient parking.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We made a special trip to the U. of MN campus to tour the art museum. It is only 1.5 blocks from the light rail green line. The Weisman Museum has a great collection of modern art. Apparently only a tiny fraction of their holdings is on display at any time. Whether or not you like the Gehry design from... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great little museum of exclusively modern art. Parking garage underneath the building. Modern building designed by Frank Gehry.

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Valley City, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had some time to waste so we wandered through here. It was interesting and allowed us to use up our time pretty well. The building itself is pretty neat too!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Not a big friend of Frank Gehry because I don't see any elements of green, efficiency in his design, and sometimes it reminds me of rubble of a metal building hit by an earthquake - Lou Rovo Center for Brian for example. But I have to admit his works are very eye catching and futuristic. Anyway, the architecture definitely worth... More

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