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Weisman Art Museum – Virtual Tour

Weisman Art Museum - Virtual Tour

Weisman Art Museum – Virtual Tour

The Weisman Art Museum is located at the University of Minnesota and was founded in 1934.

The museum is known for its modern art; however, its collection includes a 25,000+ images collection, Native American pottery, and traditional Korean furniture.

The collection of traditional Korean furniture includes about 200 examples of Choson dynasty (1392–1910) furniture, 80 Silla dynasty (668–935 B.C.) stoneware pieces, plus folk paintings and wooden bowls and utensils.

The Museum’s Public Art on Campus Program was established in 1988 and today consists of about 40 public artworks installed on campus. The public art collection is highly visible and adds interest to parks, plazas, and indoor atriums.

The museum building was designed by Frank Gehry and completed in 1993 and is a significant landmark situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.

The abstract structure presents two faces, depending on which side it is viewed. To the south and east, it offers a brick facade that blends with the historic buildings in the surroundings.

To the north and west, it is an abstraction of a fish and waterfall in a curving and angular brushed stainless steel skin.

Weisman Art Museum - Virtual Tour

Adelard the Drowned, Master of the “Phantom” by Marsden Hartley, c. 1938-1939

Highlights of the Weisman Art Museum

  • “Standing Female Nude” by Alfred Maurer, 1927
  • “Excavation – Penn Station” by Ernest Lawson, 1906
  • “World’s Fair Mural by Roy Lichtenstein, 1964
  • “Standing Glass Fish” by Frank Gehry, 1986
  • “World’s Fair Mural” by James Rosenquist, 1964
  • “Untitled” (The Boxer) by Hyman Bloom, 1935
  • “Dröbsdorf I” by Lyonel Feininger, 1928
  • “Gale” by Arthur Dove, 1932
  • “Oak Leaves, Pink and Gray” by Georgia O’Keeffe, 1929

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A closeup of the Frank Gehry-designed Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

  • Museum:          Weisman Art Museum
  • City:                  Minneapolis
  • State:                Minnesota
  • Country:           United States
  • Established:     1934
  • Type:                Art Museum
  • Location:          333 East River Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Photo Credit: McGhiever / CC BY-SA (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0); Marsden Hartley / Public domain; Carol M. Highsmith / Public domain

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