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Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis

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The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is an art museum located on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. A teaching museum for the university since 1934, the museum is named for Frederick R. Weisman, and was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry. Often called a "modern art museum," the 20,000+ image collection has large collections of Marsden Hartley, Alfred Maurer, Charles Biederman, Native American Mimbres pottery, and Korean furniture.BuildingThe museum's current building, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, was completed in 1993. The stainless steel skin was fabricated and installed by the A. Zahner Company, a frequent collaborator with Gehry's office.It is one of the major landmarks on campus, situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River at the east end of the Washington Avenue Bridge. The building presents two faces, depending on which side it is viewed from. From the campus side, it presents a brick facade that blends with the existing brick and sandstone buildings. On the opposite side, the museum is a playground of curving and angular brushed steel sheets. This side is an abstraction of a waterfall and a fish.
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  • There were some interesting works here. We had seen the pots exhibit advertised and were disappointed that it was not open yet.  more »
  • Hadn't been here in a couple of years and mostly always went just for the Pedicott Apts. which is such fun.But this time all the installations were equally interesting and it's a stunning museum, hold...  more »
  • I've attended several events here now, and I have to say there are better places to hold an event. They aren't the worst, but they aren't the best either. We were in some lectures, and there was bangi...  more »
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  • It has been over two semesters so I decided it was time to finally visit this mysterious museum! I'm more than confident to say was a free and extremely enjoyable trip! They have a very impressive collection of artistic pots, sculptures and paintings of various forms and sizes! Also remember to visit the shop. Any one affiliated with the university gets a discount! So, make sure to check out their books and products!
  • This was a pleasant surprise. We had a couple hours to kill and this museum hit the spot. The museum is small, but very interesting. The brain exhibit was cool and different. It is a no risk affair, it is free.
  • I only went here by accident but it was the highlight of my trip to Minneapolis. There was an exhibit on neurology ranging from historic depictions of the brain to 3D renditions of synapses. As someone who worked in a molecular biology lab I found it beautiful and thought it was a great way to help people be inspired by the awesomeness of the human body. The iconic 2-story glass fish in the entry is stunning enough to justify a visit on it own! I highly recommend a visit here.
  • Very interesting and beautiful art. Will be going back again sometime soon!
  • I return periodically to see the newest thing. This spacious facility is kept clean and organized and very inviting. Staff here are available for questions and are quite pleasant.