Monday, September 15, 2014

A Visit to the Weisman

On Sunday, September 8, my friend Joan and I visited the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota.

I share this evening photos of both the unique architecture of the Weisman and some of the artworks in its diverse collection. Enjoy!

Above: Joan takes a look at Charles Biederman's "#4, Diaz" (designed 1986, fabricated 1990).

Notes Wikipedia:

The Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum is an art museum located on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. A teaching museum for the university since 1934, the museum is named for Frederick R. Weisman, a Minneapolis native who became well known as an art collector in Los Angeles. Often called a "modern art museum," the 20,000+ image collection has large collections of Marsden Hartley, Alfred Maurer, Charles Biederman, Native American Mimbres pottery, and Korean furniture. The museum's current building, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, was completed in 1993. The stainless steel skin was fabricated and installed by the A. Zahner Company, a frequent collaborator with Gehry's office. This "skin" of curving and angular brushed steel sheets is an abstraction of a waterfall and a fish.

Above: "#27, Giverny" (designed 1952, fabricated 1971) by Charles Biederman.

Above: "Self Portrait" (1897) by Alfred Maurer.

Above: A work by Edith Carlson.

Above: "Untitled" (1984) by Keith Haring.

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
A Visit to the National Museum of the American Indian
A Visit to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry
A Visit to Kansas City's Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
An Afternoon at the Science Museum
A Day at the Abbey
Return to the Abbey

Images: Michael J. Bayly.

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