Weisman Art MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United States, 55455
- Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6126259494
- Fax: +1-2077787247
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Art Museums, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums
This is an art museum situated inside the campus of the University of Minnesota and used as a teaching museum since 1934. The museum has been named after Frederick R. Weisman who was a famous art collector of the city. The museum is often calledthe Modern Art Museum that houses a collection of more than 20000 pictures and images.
The current building was designed by frank Gehry and his master mind has created such a structure that is an awesome thing in itself. The design of the museum is such that it looks different from two different views. From a side it gives a brick façade design of sandstone buildings and from the other gives a playful angular asymmetrical design. This is also a reason for the popularity of the museum. Nonetheless, the museum is an important part of the university.
- Photography is not allowed.
- Entry is free.
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19.11% of people who visit Minneapolis include Weisman Art Museum in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
50% of people start their Weisman Art Museum visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Weisman Art Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Weisman Art Museum
I visited for the first time today! Easily one of the best art museums that my family and I have been to. The size of the museum makes it easily navigable, and not overwhelming, while still offering a very nice collection. I was especially impressed with the untitled "chicken farm" piece by Doug Argue and the apartment installation. There is currently an exhibit on books banned in prison, which is very interesting. The gift shop has lots of neat items, as well. I will definitely be back!
If you find yourself in Minneapolis for whatever reason, come here. Super cool art museum. Frank Gehry is a genius. Loved the exhibits. Staff were ultra friendly. It’s free too. Lots of thoughtful pieces and nicely curated too. Would highly recommend!
Going to the Weisman Museum is something I always enjoy. I requested a private tour for my Meetup group of the architecture combined with a stop at the Poster Factory exhibit "I Want to Make This Perfectly Clear". The Frank Gehry designed museum is one of the most recognizable buildings in the Twin Cities. What most people don't realize is that the curves and angles on the outside are reflected on the inside, which makes the interior an important part of how the galleries are laid out and how the art is exhibited. My group had two excellent docents, who were very knowledgeable about both subjects and were able to answer my groups numerous questions. Both docents took their time and went way beyond what they were asked to do, taking us to other exhibits on display. It was a very satisfying afternoon for everyone that attended. I should note that while admission and public tours are free, there is a reasonable charge for private tours. For anyone considering a group tour I would definitely recommend this. Requests for tours can be done online and you can specify what you would like to see. Parking is available in the garage accessed on East River Parkway, right below the Washington Ave. Bridge. There is a charge, but it's good to know that the high event rate that is usually charged when events are going on campus are not charged at the Weisman garage. I appreciate the quality of the exhibits and the events that are planned around them.
I came for a wedding. Ceremony and reception all in the same place. The unique stainless steel architecture of the building is an art piece by itself. Definitely some beautiful and interesting collections of art throughout. Little balconies with beautiful views of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis skyline and a great place to watch the sun set!
I am not an art lover so it really didn't hold my interest. Beautiful building. Friendly staff. It is free and you get to see some of the university's campus.