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weisman art museum

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The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is an art museum located on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.

Designed by Frank Gehry and completed in 1993, the Weisman has a signature stainless steel exterior that sits above the Mississippi River like a jumbled free-form version of the Palace of Oz. The non-linear forms of the facade disguise the fact that the interior is fairly rectangular and conservative to avoid distracting from the art. The open air of the gallery is partially lit by irregular skylights.

The light bouncing off the steel exterior facade is particularly impressive if you travel east across the Washington Ave Bridge.

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