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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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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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A must-do when visiting UMN

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank DougieG67
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 July 17, 2016

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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Thank John W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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