Most people who see the Weisman Art Museum have strong reactions to
the building and its design. Whether the reaction is positive or negative,
it is valuable to think about what makes this building so surprising.
The Weisman Art Museum has been described as: a plane crash, an
exploding silver artichoke, a frozen waterfall, and a Mardi Gras
mask. Can you think of other descriptions?
If this building could talk, what do you think it would say?
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