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Can I eat or drink inside the museum?

Refreshments are only permitted in the Weisman's Dolly Fiterman Riverview Gallery. With a gorgeous view of the Mississippi River and Washington Ave. bridge, it's a favorite lunch and afternoon coffee spot. Food and drink are not permitted in the exhibition galleries, however, in order to keep the art safe. Misfit Coffee brings a cart to the museum's Riverview Gallery every Wednesday during the academic year. There isn't a restaurant or cafe at the museum, but you can find a variety of restaurants in the surrounding areas at Coffman Memorial Union, Washington Ave, and Dinkytown.

Can I take photos inside the museum?

Photography and videos (without flash or a tripod) in WAM’s public spaces and museum collection galleries for personal, noncommercial use is permitted. Occasionally, small photoshoots for noncommercial use are allowed, with prior consultation and approval. All commercial use photography and video must have prior approval and requires a permit and contracting fee. Contact Susannah Schouweiler at susannah@umn.edu to make a request.

For photo reproduction inquiries contact WAM’s Registration staffer Tessa Wick, wick0317@umn.edu.

What are the current COVID-19 procedures?

Along with other public spaces and venues at the University of Minnesota, masks are welcome but not required at the Weisman. We honor and respect the fact that many people still feel more comfortable wearing a face covering, are immunocompromised, or are simply taking additional steps to protect their families or others.

Can I host a private event at WAM?

Yes! WAM is able to host a wide variety events and functions. Please visit our Venue Rentals page to see more details.

If you're looking to book a private workshop, please review our workshop overview and prices.