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Weisman Art Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small and impressive

My first visit to this University of MN Museum. Spectacular from the outside and a small gem on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anita D
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
Beautiful inside and out

Spectacular building by Frank Gehry on University of Minnesota campus is a work of art. There is... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2018
Okemos, Michigan
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Located on the campus of the University of Minnesota, this museum features fine arts from the contemporary period.
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333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0367
+1 612-625-9494
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to this University of MN Museum. Spectacular from the outside and a small gem on the inside. The huge glass fish has been relocated there from the Walker garden! Interesting collection of contemporary art and an actual hundred year old apartmrntbhallway.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular building by Frank Gehry on University of Minnesota campus is a work of art. There is no admission fee. Parking is in a ramp below the museum. Public transportation is a few steps away. Nice gift shop at entrance. Collection of contemporary art is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

Designed by Frank Gehry the Weisman Art Museum no doubt sticks out amongst the rest of Minneapolis' architecture, but between the small collection and price it simply lacks the relevance of Minneapolis Institute of Art though the few Master's pieces contained in the space are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank endoedibles
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The first Frank Gehry Museum is outstanding. Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River, provides amazing setting that is unique in all four seasons. Fantastic permanent collection as well as special exhibits.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

The Weisman museum is much smaller and less well known than the Minneapolis Institute of Art but I felt worth the time. There is only 1 floor to the exhibit, but there is a really nice display of paintings, sculpture and modern art. Outside, you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Absolutely love this museum, its a piece of art in itself! The permanent collection is great as well as the interesting exhibits that they bring. Have found some fun and different gifts at their shop and you can't beat showing art in a Frank Gehry...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank RKuppers
Reviewed October 4, 2018

This is a wonderful stop just to see some great permanent and rotating exhibits. They have a sweet little gift shop as well,

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Nice permanent collection as well as exhibitions. I mistakenly reviewed the Walker Art Museum when I meant to review the Weisman. I have been here also for a wedding, but the venue is best for the art. Interesting to have a Gehry in town, however.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Eloise-Marie L
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Fair warning... this museum is small. It consists of one level of art in several large spaces. But for a small museum, this one packs a punch. The museum is located on the University of Minnesota campus. But it wasn’t difficult getting there at all....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lizzylooo
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Loved the building- views from a variety of places. Go up to the top floor and look out at the surrounding area from above. The collection is fascinating and spend time viewing the ceramics collection.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Christine B
November 13, 2018|
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Response from lizzylooo | Reviewed this property |
I too agree with everyone... one hour is sufficient amount of time. But make sure to visit the gift shop... it was a good one!
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Winnipeg, Canada
4 days visit (8 Replies)
We will visit the Minneapolis from July 19-22, we are planning to spend two days for Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Weisman Art Museum and Mill City Museum. And another two days for Mall of America, Lego Imagine Center and other windows shopping. Consider the traffic, special events, any tip on whether I should visit the museum in weekend or weekdays? We may extend the trip by 1-2 days, any other good suggestion in the Twin City? thanks
June 29, 2014|
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