A world-class art museum on the East Bank, a hub for dance, theater, and music on the West Bank, a floating theater on the Mississippi River in St. Paul... Arts and culture take the stage at the University of Minnesota.
Each year about 150,000 people walk through the doors of the Frank Gehry–designed Weisman Art Museum, and more than 160,000 people visit the West Bank Arts Quarter for events, such as the School of Music’s free faculty and student concerts and recitals. In the summer, the Minnesota Centennial Showboat, with its 19th-century melodramas, typically draws about 15,000 people through the season. And Radio K, the award-winning, student-run radio station, plays eclectic music 24/7.
And if that wasn’t enough, the University of Minnesota is also home to one of the country’s largest public art programs—with more than three-dozen inventive pieces scattered across the Twin Cities campus.