Installation view of the Just Yesterday mural at WAM. Photo: Sean Smith

WAM is going outside this summer.

The University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is temporarily closing its galleries and in-person shopping at the WAM Shop to allow for maintenance inside the building over the summer. The museum will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC BEGINNING MONDAY, MAY 17, with plans to reopen in fall 2021, upon completion of scheduled maintenance.

In place of an indoor exhibition, WAM will mount an outdoor public art installation on the exterior of the building, which will be on view throughout the summer months. The 60-foot wraparound mural, Just Yesterday, will be on prominent display along the exterior façade of the museum from May 17 through October 1, 2021. Visitors are also encouraged to take advantage of the free audio tours available on the museum’s new CloudGuide app, which focus on the museum’s permanent collection works and, in the coming weeks, a new audio tour through WAM’s public art on campus.

Visitors will continue to have access to virtual visits, events, and online resources, as well as outdoor programs and public art throughout the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus. WAM Shop operations will shift to the museum’s new online store while the building is closed to the public.


Getting Here


Parking is available under the museum. University rates for parking ramps are $3 an hour and a $13 daily maximum.

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 Coffman Memorial Union, Washington Ave, and Dinkytown.

Now’s a great time to make a gift in support of the Weisman’s work to keep its exhibitions and programs accessible and freely available in these extraordinary times.


Monday – Wednesday


Thursday – Sunday

12 – 5 pm

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