Wednesday, August 18, 2010
The Weisman Museum at the University of Minnesota
Frank Gehry designed the Weisman Museum at the University of Minnesota in Twin Cities Minnesota. The typically metal building strategically places windows which overlook the Mississippi river and downtown Minneapolis. It was completed in 1993.The broken up stainless steel facades seem to draw inspiration from the rocky banks of the river. The metal meets terra cotta colored brick on the city side to echo the history of the city. This interpretation of the natural and built environment is appropriate for the modern art inside.