Welcome to the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Housed in a striking stainless steel and brick building designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, offers an educational and friendly Museum experience. The Museum's collection features early 20th century American artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Marsden Hartley, as well as a diverse selection of contemporary art. A teaching Museum for the University of Minnesota and the community, the Weisman provides a fresh, engaging arts experience through an array of programs and a changing schedule of exhibitions.
Since its origin in 1934, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum has been a teaching Museum for the University of Minnesota. Today, education remains central to the Museum?s mission to make the arts accessible ? intellectually, emotionally, and physically ? to the University and public communities.
Major milestones in the Museum?s history include significant contributions from Frederick R. Weisman and Frank O. Gehry. Frederick R. Weisman, a Minneapolis native, entrepreneur, and noted philanthropist, provided generous financial gifts and other support to the Museum. Internationally acclaimed architect Frank O. Gehry designed the Museum?s glimmering residence along the Mississippi River. Home to the Museum since 1993, this important architectural achievement has become a landmark for the University of Minnesota and the Twin Cities.
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