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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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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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Impressive Collection

Though small, the museum collection is impressive. Highly worth the visit if you dig architecture and modern art.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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38 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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7 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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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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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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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