19th & 20th Century Architecture: Essay #4: Weisman as Metaphor

This assignment was written by Jessica Ainsworth-Truong for use in post-secondary education.  This assignment is not to be used by others without written consent.

Field Trip Site (to be visited on your own time):

Location            Weisman Art Museum

Architect and date            Frank Gehry, 1991

Address            333 East River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 625-9494

Hours                                                Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed Mondays and all major holidays

Admission            Free


Discuss how the Weisman Art Museum relates to its site

Pay particular attention to how it addresses the

  • University of Minnesota Campus
  • Minneapolis Downtown
  • Nature

Keep the ideas of architectural metaphor, word, semantics and syntax in mind.


2-3 pages, double-spaced, typed.  Use Times New Roman or Ariel font size 12 with one inch margins.

___ 3 points grammar, spelling and format

 ___ 4 points for discussing site and campus

­___ 4 points for discussing site and downtown

­­­___ 4 points for discussing site and nature

                        Total of 15 points


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