Frederick Weisman Art Museum

333 East River Road, Mpls. (612) 625-9494

The most noticeable (and perhaps the most bizarre) building on campus is the Weisman Art Musuem. Designed by Frank Gehry in 1993, its metallic angles jut out into the sun, creating a blinding effect for walkers on the Washington Avenue Bridge. Always free and open to students, it shows avant garde art, often created by local and University-associated artists. Where else could you find talking statues and dancing coin purses simulating sex, and without spending a cent? Also on hand are a plethora of paintings and photographs. Special bonus: The museum rents out art for thirty dollars a semester to U students and staff.

– Adrienne Urbanski