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Built in 1934 in the campus of the University of Minnesota, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum features a wide variety of artworks that were originally collected by Frank Gehry and Weisman, the latter of which is known to be a famous benefactor of the arts. Gehry, on the other hand, is one of the best known architects in his time and was responsible for designing the museum?s building, which had been its home since 1993. The permanent collection of the museum include more than 17,000 artworks that include ceramics, Korean furniture, Mimbres pottery, and American modernism. Besides being a public museum, it also prides itself as being one of the premier learning centers for art, offering a wide variety of programs that use art as a medium for creative writing, critical thinking, and observation exercises as well as public forums. The museum?s official website has an updated list of its programs, classes, workshops, and current exhibits. Learning resources provided by the museum are not only for students but also for families and educators.
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