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Best Contemporary Art in Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum's mostly 20th-century collection contains the world's largest assemblage of works by Marsden Hartley and Alfred Maurer, as well as paintings and prints by Georgia O'Keefe, Arthur Dove and Robert Motherwell. However, many critics consider the building itself to be a stunning piece of art. Designed by Frank Gehry, the flamboyant 1993 building is possibly the most talked-about structure in the Twin Cities. The museum's collections are displayed in galleries the New York Times has referred to as possibly the five best rooms for art viewing in the world. Admission is free. Visit the website for updates and additional information.

Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Midway Contemporary Art

Midway Contemporary Art is a not for profit art organisation which aims to promote art in the city. The gallery has an adjacent library and both offer free entry to visitors. The library has archives and volumes on art. The gallery displays the works of local, contemporary artists. Five exhibitions are hosted in total through the span of the year and film screenings and talks are also hosted here from time to time.

Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Rosalux Gallery

Located in the renovated Van Buren Center, Rosalux Gallery is a great place to visit if you are a lover of art. One of the longest running collaborative gallery spaces in town, the gallery hosts the exhibitions of as many as 20 artists, all of whom follow a contemporary style of art and have received various prestigious grants and fellowships. From dreamy pastels to paintings of landscapes in stark colors, the sheer variety of styles makes this place worth a visit.

Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Bockley Gallery

The Bockley Gallery offers a stunning collection of art in the Minneapolis warehouse district. This gallery has highlighted works showcasing local culture and contemporary art since 1985. Exhibits feature beautiful masterpieces from local, national and international artists.

Minneapolis, MN, United States
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Minnesota Museum of American Art

After spending much of the 1990s on the brink of financial disaster, this small museum resurfaced in 1998. Housed in a series of rooms on the second floor of the splendid Landmark Center in St. Paul, the museum has adequate room to show off its fine collection of 10,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints. The permanent collection is comprised of 130 years of American Art collected over a period of 40 years. It is home to works by well-known artists such as Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton and Childe Hassam. The museum also showcases the talents of many local artisans plus many traveling exhibits.

St. Paul, MN, United States
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