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Weisman Art Museum

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Address: 333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0367
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
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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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Small but Impressive

This museum, designed by Frank Gehry should not be missed. The structure is a highlight of curves and steel in an ivy covered environment. We were able to take the Metro Tram from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kihei
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum, designed by Frank Gehry should not be missed. The structure is a highlight of curves and steel in an ivy covered environment. We were able to take the Metro Tram from the Government Center the U of M campus which saved us a headache as it was a Gopher Football game day! The collection is diverse and interesting.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked between the edge of the Univ. of Minnesota campus and the majestic Mississippi River this free art museum features great themed collections I enjoy and have seen nowhere else. Visitors come away enriched by a genuine experience with the artists and periods.

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Thank Delores T
Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we are in the Minneapolis area, we've wanted to visit. Finally, this year we made time and found ourselves at this Frank Gehry wonder. Fun, small university art museum. The collections are diverse, interesting...at times, perplexing as only art can be. The best part was strolling the campus during the first week of classes. Ah, memories!

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if the uber driver could night quite find this curvy metallic Gehry structure amid the body brick buildings of the U of Mn campus, I am glad we prevailed. The shop is nice. Students can borrow art and join the museum, both for free not just youth is water on the young there are some treasures such as pottery.... More 

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Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has a diverse but very focussed collection of art, which has been intelligently acquired over the years. It does not try to be everything for everyone, but houses terrific pieces by a limited group of artists, that let you really study them. And it is housed in a Frank Gehry building, which surely must be enjoyed. Go see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

The museum is not large, but the building is interesting - a Frank Gehry production. The collection inside took us only about 20 minutes to stroll through, the most interesting piece being Gehry's Standing Fish that is temporarily housed there. Visit now before it swims away, back to its home in the Sculpture Garden.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We were happy to find this little museum open and air conditioned on a recent ninety degree day. A big Lichtenstein greeted us, as well as a Warhol. Lots of great sculptures and modern art, but the highlight for us was entering an old hotel mock-up that lets you hear what's happening behind closed doors. You'll love the eerily accurate... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

A very nice contempary art museum, designed by Gehry and perched on the banks of the Mississipi river. Enjoyed the gallery immensely, the stand out for me was Gehry's magnicent glass fish, placed here while the Sculpture Garden is being expanded.

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Denver, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

The museum is free and worth a visit. There are some interesting exhibits and pieces. It's small and easy to walk through in under an hour. The museum was a bit tricky to locate and garage parking is not free - $3 for the hour we were there. The gift shop is cute and worth checking out.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

The Weisman is worth a visit for both its Frank Gehry architecture and it's art collection. After seeing the art, spend a little time looking at the building and the UofM campus.

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