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Weisman Art Museum

333 E River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Ranked #25 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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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
27 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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72 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Gilbert, AZ
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76 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We got here on a Monday and the museum was closed. Finding parking was a nightmare, but if you are patient, there is parking under the facility. The building itself is on the edge of the University of Minnesota campus so it is not hard to get to, just finding a parking place is hard. My review rating is based... More

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Raleigh, NC
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16 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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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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17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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