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 Museum, Family And Kids, Social, Arts, Museums
Weisman Art Museum - Review
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.
Weisman Art Museum Information
- Photography is not allowed.
- Entry is free.
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19.13% 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
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Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis Reviews
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!
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!
Really loved the Prince exhibit. Don't miss the 2nd room of the exhibit. Also an interactive display of what looks like an row of apartments within a narrowing hall. Many other great works. Definitely recommend if you've got a spare 20 minutes.
WAM is nestled in the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis. It is best accessed by Bike, unless you'd like to pay for parking. The museum is free to visit, but donations are gladly accepted. The main draw for me was the Prince from Minneapolis visit. Numerous artists used a variety of mediums to capture the essence of Prince - glass sculptures, a custom bicycle, photography, and paintings.
First, it's a gorgeous building in a beautiful location overlooking the Mississippi River. The artworks are overwhelmingly modern, which is unusual in a university art museum. When I visited both special exhibits were of 20th century posters; I liked the exhibit of World War I propaganda. They also have a very good collection of Marsden Hartley paintings.