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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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Great building, smaller than I expected but it's great. The roadster was beautiful to look at. When you plan to visit, don't make the same mistake as us and plan for too much time. It gets done a lot sooner than you'd imagine. But it's great and cute especially since it's free. The gift shop does underwhelm though!
  • Nicely curated museum, but pretty small. Was able to tour the exhibitions in about 30 minutes. Parking is on site. Building exterior is impressive.
  • It is an amazing building, while the exhibition inside is not well-organized.
  • 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!
  • I row by the museum in my single scull every day, carrying my fondest memories of what I've seen inside. But Ji Zi's Journal to the Spirit tops them all. That one long scroll "Big Universe Wide Spirits" is worth a thousand trips there.

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