EVENT RENTALS – Availability beginning in 2022

The University of Minnesota’s Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is temporarily closing its interior spaces to the public 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. The Weisman’s spaces will not be available to rent until late 2021. We look forward to offering you the gorgeous views and atmosphere of the Weisman for your special occasions once again in 2022.




Make your next special event a night to remember by hosting it at the Weisman Art Museum.

Overlooking the Mississippi River, our rental spaces feature stunning views of the Minneapolis skyline, as well as bold and innovative design that will wow your guests. Our unique blend of art, architecture, and exceptional service guarantees you and your guests a flawless event. WAM also features an attached parking ramp for easy access to your event from beginning to end.

The museum staff will help you create the experience you want and guide you through the planning process step by step. Enhance your event with gallery rentals and guided tours, or customize every detail with personalized decorations and audio/visual elements – our events staff is ready to help you build the event of your dreams. Read all you need to know about WAM’s Rental Guidelines here.

Ready to book or have questions? Contact the events department at (612) 626-5241 or fill out an events inquiry form.



A few times each year, the Weisman Art Museum opens its doors to cosponsorships with University of Minnesota departments and outside organizations, offering the museum as a venue for mission-aligned programs. We look to support activities that, like WAM, spark discovery, critical thinking, and transformation, connecting diverse audiences to meaningful experiences. As part of a cosponsorship, WAM will provide a waived rental fee for UMN departments and groups or a steeply discounted rate for non-UMN community groups, as well as marketing support for the event. Events must be free and open to the public, and cosponsorship applications must be submitted at least eight weeks in advance of the proposed date. To learn more and apply for a cosponsorship, visit this form.


University of Minnesota Events

Outside of cosponsorships, WAM offers discounted rental rates to University of Minnesota Events. A University event is defined as a UMN entity hosting a University-sponsored event that supports the mission of the institution. A member of the University department is our contact who coordinates the event details, signs the contract, and pays the invoice. A corporate or private event coordinated by a University alumnus, donor, or employee is charged the non-University rate.