Weisman Art Museum#7 in Best Things To Do in Minneapolis - St. Paul
Designed by famed avant-garde architect Frank Gehry, the Weisman Art Museum is the place to go for a glimpse at some of the USA's most renowned contemporary art. Here, you'll find pieces by such famed artists as Andy Warhol, Georgia O'Keeffe and Roy Lichtenstein, not to mention an impressive collection of ceramics and Korean furniture. This museum also hosts notable touring exhibits. Some recent travelers found the museum too small, but others enjoyed its manageable size. "I thought it was a gem, and, since it's not large, easy to do on an afternoon," one TripAdvisor reviewer said.
And thanks to the Weisman's location on the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus, you can make a day of your visit, exploring the campus and surrounding neighborhoods (including budget-friendly Dinkytown). The Weisman Art Museum can be found nestled in the University of Minnesota campus, near the Washington Avenue Bridge that connects the university's east and west campuses. The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For more information on current exhibits and special events, consult the museum's website.
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#1 Minneapolis Institute of Art
Sheltering more than 83,000 works of art that span more than 5,000 years, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is the place to go if you're an art aficionado. Whether you're interested in Ancient Egyptian artifacts or European masterpieces by artists such as Titian and Monet, this museum has what you need to get your fix. Recent visitors attest the museum is well-suited for all ages, thanks to the kids scavenger hunt offerered by the museum. "We took three young children to visit the Minneapolis Institute of Art and had a wonderful time. This is a very family-friendly art museum," said one TripAdvisor reviewer. Along with the impressive collection of art, travelers are also complimentary of the museum's other offerings, including the Agra Culture Coffee Shop and Cafe.
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