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Weisman Art Museum

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Address: 333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0367
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+1 612-625-9494
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
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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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Beautiful brain

Was visiting for the Beautiful brain exhibition, but enjoyed the rest very much as well. Extra bonus: free admission, donations encouraged.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was visiting for the Beautiful brain exhibition, but enjoyed the rest very much as well. Extra bonus: free admission, donations encouraged.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a remarkable building, and part of your visit should include just looking at it from various vantage points. It has a great location, overlooking the river, and is easy to access on foot, on the Twin Cities' light rail system and by car. Entrance is free. It's a very well laid out museum, with excellent lighting. The mix... More 

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The museum is on the UofM campus and has a good set of exhibits, many periodically changing. Architecturally it is an interesting building and both the external view and the art inside are worth the investment of some time. Admission is free, though there is a box for donations.

Thank RAKlein
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The place wasn't easy to find as our gps had us going in circles. The buildings architecture is very interesting and worth the trip if even for a drive by. The museum has some interesting pieces some even interesting to our seven year old son.

Thank Kara F
Deganwy, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is worth a visit for the architecture alone – designed by Frank Gehry (same architect that designed the Guggenheim in Bilbao). It also houses his “Standing Glass Fish”. This is a medium sized gallery with an eclectic mix of exhibits (including Georgia O’Keefe and Marsden Hartley). One exhibit is an apartment building corridor where you can hear various noises... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 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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Reviewed 21 December 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.

1 Thank isilisi
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 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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