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Weisman Art Museum

333 E River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-625-9494
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Ranked #26 of 118 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Hong Kong
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74 reviews 74 reviews
62 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
208 helpful votes 208 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
28 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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