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Weisman Art Museum Minneapolis

Where is it at?

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Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis
MN
55455
Tel: 612-625-9494

Directions

Your art is awaiting at 333 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN. If you are coming by bike, there are several Nice Ride stations on the MNU campus, including one next to the Coffman Union.

Where are we going today?

Who loves art! If you do, and love learning about it, looking at it, studying it and getting inspired by it, then why not make a trip to the Weisman Art Museum where you can be surrounded by a fresh and engaging art experience.

There are always permanent collections that you can keep going back to enjoy.  From ceramics, American Modernism...even Korean Furniture! 

There are also fascinating temporary exhibitions that you can enjoy, that ensure there is always something new to see every time to go back to visit.  

The building itself if a work of art - have a look at all the curves and corners of the striking stainless steel and brick. 

There are free public tours offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1pm, and will cover topics related to a particular exhibition or artist, so you can really immerse yourself in the history and culture of the art. 

On the last Sunday of every month, you can join the lovely WAM volunteers who will provide you with interactive tours and fun, creative art-making activities.  You can have a look around the museum, discuss art with other guides and then get creative!

For teens interested in design and buildings, or perhaps fancy making a career as an architect, they occasional hold week long workshops where you can completely surround yourself with professional architects, engineers, creative minds and designers.  No design experience is necessary - just go along if you have a passion!

With everything going on, they really try and make sure that there is something new for families to do and see every visit.

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When can we go?

Tues, Thurs & Fri 10am - 5pm / Wed 10am - 8pm / Weekends 11am - 5pm

Closed on New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day.

Teachers corner

The art gallery offers Pre K - 12 guided tours that must be requested 4 weeks before the first preferred tour date. They are limited to up to 45 visitors and a chaperone is required for every 10 students.

They also offer self guided tours for students which need to be organized 2 weeks before the date.

The museum is a great interactive way for students to understand, study and appreciate art. .

Any Top Tips?

The museum also hold workshops on various topics, for example creative writing, so you can really hone any creative avenues you find fascinating. .

Need a little extra help?

WAM is handicap accessible so everyone can enjoy the art! .

Can I get one of those?

There is a great WAM gift shop that offers an array of gifts, such as cards from their permanent collection, gorgeous jewelry, personal and home accessories, toys, and books. They also offer ceramics and other handmade gifts created by local artists. All proceeds support WAM programs and exhibitions. Members receive a 10% discount on purchases..

What people are saying?

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    This is one of the most attractive museums I have ever been to. Everything - from the facade to the interior and every piece of art exhibited in there - makes your mind go from "wow!" to "what?" and back in 2 seconds. Overall I recommend it.

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    Beautiful place!

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    This museum is super small. Took about an hour tops to see everything. But they have some nice art

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    The building itself looks interesting. When I got in there I was impressed with the art pieces they had there.

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