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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
10:00 am - 8:00 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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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 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though this building is very unusual to look at and might even be unsightly for some, it has a beautiful interior. Displays are beautifully arranged and it makes a lovely venue. Parking is right under the building, running around $11/hour. If you take the stairs, get ready to climb many sections for each floor. It's a very tall place! Bathrooms... More 

Thank Ann S
Alexandria, MN
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is difficult to get to and it's hard to find the front door. The collection right now was somewhat boring to me. The building is gorgeous outside, though, so do a drive-by.

Thank UncleJoni
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Susan F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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.

Thank Delores T
Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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 

Thank nycmom22
Hallandale Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 bubbles 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.

Thank Harkish
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mcguiremb
Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank SharonPMississauga

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