Weisman Art Museum
Home to 20,000 works of art, the Weisman Art Museum opened in 1993 and features American Modernism, ceramics, Mimbres pottery, and the most complete collection of Korean furniture outside of Asia. Internationally acclaimed artist Frank Gehry designed the building and its addition, which was completed in 2011. American artists represented include Georgia O’Keeffe and Marsden Hartley.
Backstory and Context
The museum would not be the art museum it is today without the significant contributions from Frederick R Weisman and Frank D Gehry. Weisman, the museum’s namesake, provided a generous donation to build the University of Minnesota art museum a new building. This Minnesota native was a successful businessman and contemporary art collector who died one year after the museum’s initial opening.
Photo: Highsmith, Carol M. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2007. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. Library of Congress. Web. 14 July 2015.