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Weisman Art Museum

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Address: 333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0367
Phone Number: +1 612-625-9494
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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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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Go for the building, stay for the art

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Winnipeg, Canada
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Wiscostef
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

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

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

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 

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Alexandria, MN
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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.

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Kihei
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

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 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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.

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