Photographing the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis

Photographing the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis

The Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota has been on my ‘return-to’ list for several years. I finally got back there and even though I only had 10 minutes to grab a few shots, I managed to capture a few new (to me) perspectives.

The last time I was there was in November of 2014 with some photography friends. It was a great visit, windy and cold but enjoyed seeing Frank Gehry’s design inside and out.

Finding shapes — it’s not hard to do here

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One of the images from 2014 in the snow.

There wasn’t any snow this time but it was still chilly and a bit gray. I had ten minutes to wander around and capture a few images. The museum was closed anyway and we had other places to see this particular day.

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Looking up at the shapes and designs.

My editing style has changed over the years, I’ve learned more about how to edit, what’s possible and also what I like and don’t like. This time I decided to brighten things up a bit for a more clean look.

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Frank Gehry is one of my favorite architects. I love his use of lines and shapes and how they all play off each other on the stainless steel.

The Weisman Art Museum was designed by Gehry in 1993 and it sits overlooking the Mississippi River.

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Looking up is one of my favorite perspectives.

Perspectives at the Weisman Art Museum

It’s one of my favorite things to do, especially when photographing architecture like this with so many surfaces, angles and interesting textures. Looking up gives us a completely different view and we see the structure in new ways.

If you’re ever in Minneapolis, I highly recommend visiting the Weisman Art Museum. I will share some of the other locations that were on my “I want to photograph this” list while visiting.

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