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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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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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Unique Venue/Architecture and Art

The Weisman is a really unique museum. It caters to a discriminating artistic community through what it chooses to curate-it's not the super mainstream stuff you find commonly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Weisman is a really unique museum. It caters to a discriminating artistic community through what it chooses to curate-it's not the super mainstream stuff you find commonly. The building itself is really cool and worth the visit alone. If you are visiting the area for a brief time it's not exactly on the beaten path as its on the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Frank Gehry's architecture will always stand out no matter where and this place doesn't disappoint. However, there wasn't much to see on the inside. There really wasn't much to see in terms of exhibits. There wasn't much artwork inside the museum.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of course the building itself is fascinating. Despite how it appeared to me from the outside, the gallery space works very well. Excellent light, interesting angles -- it doesnt compete with the collection. An excellent collection. Well curated. Not so large as to be overwhelming but an impressive selection of Weisman's collection and others. LOVED BEING THERE.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small venue with a collection that is not as coherent as I would like from such a small place. The walking patterns are good and there are truly some terrific pieces. The building itself is truly ugly. It is as though the architect took a red brick building and placed scaffolds around it of titanium waves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is by Frank Gehry. First thing to do is walk along the bridge over the Mississippi River almost to the end, and get a fabulous view of the building sitting on little cliffs over the river. The display space is only one floor, but there are some very nice pieces. Two fish by Gehry--one a huge glass fish,... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a number of Andy Warhol's western-themed paintings that are quite interesting, some new-to-me Korean antique furniture, and some modernists I was pleased to see in this setting. Worthwhile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum on the University grounds that was designed by Frank Gerety. The collection inside is just ok but its free and worth seeing

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This free art museum, set within the campus of the University, right by the Mississippi, is a delight. The iconic building by Frank Gehry is alone worth a visit. Inside, the staff is knowledgeable, welcoming and helpful. The exhibits, including one by Gehry himself, are wonderful. Many are by lesser known artists but are of a very high standard. On... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The building itself is facilitating! A original 1993 facade and the 2011 addition, designed by architect Frank Gehry. Inside there is a giant glass and wood fish sculpture and a fish lamp by Frank Gehry that are just beautiful. Other exhibitions are nice as well.

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MN, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Rotating art gallery exhibits on the banks of the Mississippi at the University of MN. Unique architectural gem of a modern gallery. While not a huge collection, it is a pleasant visit and very close to central university campus and retail area. Public transportation readily available.

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