Gallery {Weisman Art Museum}

If you have never been to the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) you have most likely heard about it or even wondered “What is in that striking stainless steel building”  on the banks of the Mississippi river in Minneapolis.

Sharon Louden, Merge (detail), 2011, aluminum, steel and glue.

Widely known for it’s bold architecture, the museum was designed by Architect Frank Gehry who’s work has been described as powerful, geometric and profound.

The Weisman presents and interprets works of art, offering exhibitions that place art within relevant cultural, social and historical contexts. Several major exhibitions are offered each year, as well as organized letters, symposia, tours and special events focused upon educational themes.

Robert Motherwell, Mural Fragment, 1950, oil on composition board. Gift of Katharine Ordway.

Their Mission:

The Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota creates art experiences that spark discovery, critical thinking, and transformation, linking the University and the community.

Roy Lichtenstein, World’s Fair Mural, 1964, oil on plywood. Gift of artist.

The museum offers an extensive permanent collection of art which includes American Modernism, Ceramics, Korean Furniture and more.  They also have ever changing  exhibits and events including afternoon architecture discussions.  Check their website for current dates and times.

You can visit WAM

Tuesday, Thurday,Friday   10am-5pm

Wednesday                                10am-8pm

Saturday, Sunday                      9am-5pm

Closed Mondays

For more info. visit their website here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: