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Weisman Art Museum

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Address: 333 E River Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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+1 612-625-9494
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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

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 not to miss venue when in Minneapolis

The Weisman is located on the University of Minnesota campus - in Minneapolis. The architecture alone is something to see.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Weisman is located on the University of Minnesota campus - in Minneapolis. The architecture alone is something to see.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Frank Gehry designed museum, this is a masterpiece. It's interesting to look at the chaos happening on the outside of the building, and compare it to the wonderful, controlled spaces on the inside. The museum has rotating contemporary art exhibits so you see something new every time you visit. Cost is FREE, and it also has one of the... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We enjoyed walking to and from this museum on the University of Minnesota Campus near the Mississippi River. The building was designed by Frank Gehry and is a work of art itself. The museum has art collections, sculptures and ceramics. There is a glass fish sculpture by Frank Gehry that is stunning in scope and beauty. The museum is free... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Worth a visit if you are close to campus. They have changing art exhibits, some permanent sculptures and artworks and a cute little museum shop. Definitely something to do on a rainy day of when you are in the area anyway.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

This museum has a permanent collection that might be familiar to people who have loved the old Walker Art Center, some of the installations at the Weisman were born there. The rotating collection features a variety of mediums, artists and places of origin. The views from this location are expansive. It takes about or under 2 hours to see it... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Easy place to get to using a MyRide bicycle from downtown as long as you've got good maps or GPS. They even have a bike station just outside of the Museum, which is on the University of Minnesota campus. The art work is worth exploring, but the icing on the cake is the building itself, which was designed by architect... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Just one floor but a few lovely pieces - a lovely Niki Saint Phalle dancing lady, a huge fish made of glass plates and an american painter who with a lovely atmospheric piece of a canoe painted onto slate. Small museum, voluntary entry contribution, you can visit in less than an hour.

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Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Lovely art museum at the University of Minnesota campus. Collection included variety of materials and artists. We really enjoyed "the apt" installation where you could listen at the door of the imagined tenants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

A breath of fresh air and on the university of Minnesota campus; good exhibits, interesting architecture and best of all free. I especially like the cool bridge that goes from the museum and cuts across the highway.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Lovely building with fantastic architecture and a collection of interesting art and amazing objects ...

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