WAM is Temporarily Closed in Response to COVID-19:

Updated April 1, 2020: Weisman Art Museum (WAM), along with other facilities on University of Minnesota campuses, is following direction by Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health, encouraging all of us to stay at home, whenever possible, curb transmission of COVID-19. As a result, the UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA HAS CLOSED ALL MAJOR CAMPUS VENUES TO THE PUBLIC, SYSTEMWIDE, INCLUDING WAM. The Weisman is closed—and all the museum’s scheduled programs, events, and tours are canceled⁠—until further notice.

We’ll follow guidance from University leadership to determine when we will be able to re-open the museum to the public. In the meantime, we’re working on ways to stay connected online, with WAM@Home. Check in on the website and via social media over the coming weeks for virtual guided tours through WAM’s galleries, creative activities for kids of all ages, video-based studio visits and artist conversations, and more.

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Tue, Thu, Fri

10 am – 5 pm


10 am – 8 pm

Sat, Sun

11 am – 5 pm

Closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.


Admission to all exhibitions and public programs is free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted).

Housed in a striking stainless steel and brick building designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Weisman Art Museum offers an educational and friendly museum experience. 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.

We offer a number of accessibility services to provide a full experience for museum visitors of all abilities. To learn more about our offerings or to make a request, visit this page.


Parking is available under the museum. University rates for parking ramps are $3 an hour and a $12 daily maximum.

In the event that the museum parking garage is full, use the East River Road Garage for additional parking.

Public Transportation

Metro Transit buses and the Green Line train frequently run through campus. For your best route, visit Metro Transit Trip Planner.


There is no food available for purchase inside the museum. You can find a variety of restaurants in the surrounding areas at the Coffman Memorial Union, Washington Avenue, and Dinkytown. Bring it back to the museum and enjoy your meal in the Riverview Room (to the right of the front desk).