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On this day in 1993...


The Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum opens at the University of Minnesota.

The current building, designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, closed in 2010 for renovations before re-opening in a celebration sponsored by Target on Oct. 2, 2011.

Gehry received a Progressive Architecture award for his design of the building, and it houses more than 20,000 images.

Weisman, whom the building is named for, was a famous art collector, and there is also Fredrick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California, and an art foundation named for him as well.

The building, while primarily serving as a museum, is also used for teaching at the U, and is located on the East Bank of the Minneapolis campus.

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