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Weisman Art Museum

The Collection

2004
Author:

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
Introduction by Lyndel King

Weisman Art Museum

An impressive, beautifully designed review of the significant art collection of the University of Minnesota

An essay by longtime Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum director Lyndel King complements eighty photographs of the building, shot from every angle, to give an impressionistic and comprehensive view of this foundational Frank Gehry project.

The museum is fully established as an art venue in the Twin Cities and as a milestone in the development of Gehry’s revolutionary architectural style.

Paging through the booklet’s 80 high-quality painting reproductions and photos of sculptures and ceramics, readers come away with an appreciation both for the depth of the Weisman’s collection and the quality of the American modern art that is one of the Weisman’s hallmarks.

Minnesota Magazine

The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum of the University of Minnesota stands like a beacon on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. The first art museum designed by Frank Gehry, the Weisman introduces the structural and sculptural qualities that would become the hallmarks of his later works, including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. With an exterior that has been described as a shiny ice castle and an exploding tin can, and an interior that was declared by Herbert Muschamp of the New York Times to be “five of the most gorgeous galleries on earth,” the Weisman boldly proclaims its creativity and artistic vision inside and out.

An insightful essay by longtime museum director Lyndel King complements eighty photographs of the building, shot from every angle, to give an impressionistic and comprehensive view of this foundational Gehry project. Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Weisman is fully established as an art venue in the vibrant cultural community of the Twin Cities and as a milestone in the development of Gehry’s revolutionary architectural style.

Distributed for the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

Weisman Art Museum

Paging through the booklet’s 80 high-quality painting reproductions and photos of sculptures and ceramics, readers come away with an appreciation both for the depth of the Weisman’s collection and the quality of the American modern art that is one of the Weisman’s hallmarks.

Minnesota Magazine

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