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Weisman Art Museum

Address: 333 E River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone Number: 612-625-9494
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Ranked #24 of 87 Attractions in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Located on the campus of the University of Minnesota, this museum features fine arts from the...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
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
Owner description: Located on the campus of the University of Minnesota, this museum features fine arts from the contemporary period.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

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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Minneapolis, MN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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41 attraction reviews
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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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
50 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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