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Weisman Art Museum

333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0367
+1 612-625-9494
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Cool building, cool art

It's been awhile since I stopped into the Weisman. It is an intriguing building designed by lauded... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
krae21
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Very Good, Especially for a Free Attraction

Vanishing ice art was very moving as was Prince exhibit. All for free, too. Not my first choice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wlamb123
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Chicago, IL
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Located on the campus of the University of Minnesota, this museum features fine arts from the contemporary period.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0367
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"designed by frank gehry"
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"small collection"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been awhile since I stopped into the Weisman. It is an intriguing building designed by lauded architect Frank Gehry (Disney Concert Hall in LA, Guggenheim in Spain). It's stunning, perched on the banks of the Mississippi. I saw the Prince and Vanishing Ice exhibits....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vanishing ice art was very moving as was Prince exhibit. All for free, too. Not my first choice of attractions in Minneapolis, but in the top twenty.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting museum to visit . Handy to get to from downtown Minni on the Green line train . Free admission but they do suggest a $3 donantion per person . Well worth seeing . Very interesting display onn the polar ice melt

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

What attracted me to this museum was the outside - the stunningly beautiful Frank Gehry design. But once inside, I was very impressed by this small but well curated and interesting eclectic collection of modern art. In addition to the interesting permanent displays, there appear...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This is a small and interesting museum. It is a small collection that does not take long to visit. It is closer to the size of a gallery. There are some beautiful pieces in here. I would have to say the building is more remarkable...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small, but very good and free modern art museum on the campus of the U of Minnesota. The building has the iconic shape of architect Frank Gehry. The exhibits are on one floor with restrooms and a small terrace with a great...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Decent museum but the tour guide we had was not in a good mood. Very crabby and unfriendly and it ruined the tour. Possibly stressed because we came in here with a bunch of art students but we were in small groups. Otherwise the art...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Weisman is a wonderful museum designed by architect Frank Gehry and located in the midst of the main U of Minnesota campus with a lovely view of the Mississippi River. Admission is free; the permanent collection is impressive and captivatingly eclectic; and fascinating special...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

On my last day visiting Minneapolis, I visited the Weisman located on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Easy underground parking and a great location along the river. Even if you aren't a huge fan of modern art.......the building alone is worth the visit...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing building, Frank Gehry's "fish" there temporarily. Just an amazing structure, the sculpture. Nice permanent collections, saw a lot Marsden Hartley works.

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