There’s always something interesting to see and do at WAM.
Welcome to the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, or WAM for short.
The first thing you are going to notice about this museum is the building it is housed in itself, this jaw-dropping design featuring modern stainless steel and brick, completed by architect Frank Gehry in 1993, a truly important architectural achievement for the Twin Cities.
WAM is owned by the University of Minnesota and was actually first founded in 1934 in honor of its namesake, Frederick R. Weisman. Weisman was a popular local philanthropist, entrepreneur, and, of course, an art collector.
Inside the museum, you are going to find everything from American Modernism to traditional Korean furniture, with over 25,000 works total inside. The art focuses on American modernism, ceramics, Mimbres pottery, and Korean furniture. Weisman Art Museum 'offers exhibitions that place art within relevant cultural, social, and historical contexts', giving your group great cultural and educational insight via visual arts.
During your visit, your group can take a custom group tour, take part in a workshop, attend symposia or special educational events, or simply walk around and admire the art. Grab a bite to eat on campus at Coffman Memorial Union, Washington Avenue, or Dinkeytown and bring it back to the Riverview Room here to eat!