Mary Abbe

Reporter | Visual Arts/Architecture
Phone: 612-673-4431
Mary Abbe has been writing art chat for the Star Tribune through the reigns of three Walker Art Center directors, five heads of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and too many gallery scenes to count. She still finds interviewing artists, collectors, curators and crew more fun than fireworks.

Recent content from Mary Abbe

Treasures from Vienna will make U.S. debut at MIA in February

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will host imperial treasures from the Habsburg dynasty in February in their first U.S. show. it will bring to Minnesota 500 years of European royal treasures, most of which have never left Austria.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 08:33 AM

Ancient tales reborn at the Northern Clay Center

Ancient tales are reborn in modern materials in a show at the Northern Clay Center.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 02:16 PM

Artists tackle overpopulation at Bloomington Center for the Arts

In “Fruitful and Multiplying,” four artists — Mayumi Amada (whose installation is shown here), Michael Kareken, Jim Proctor and John Schuerman — focus on overpopulation and its effects.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:27 PM

Three new shows sample abstract paintings and prints

Three Minneapolis shows sample new abstract and realistic paintings and prints.

Updated: April 07, 2014, - 10:25 AM

Artists weave their stories into textiles at two Minneapolis galleries.

At All My Relations Gallery and the Textile Center in Minneapolis, artists weave their stories into new work.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 01:56 PM

Art spotlight: Jennifer Davis takes a 'Joyride'

Minneapolis’ own Jennifer Davis shares her enthusiasm for carnival culture in “Joyride,” a show of beautifully conceived, smartly executed paintings

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 03:16 PM

Art, science and technology mash up in new show at Soap Factory

In a commendable group show, five young artists mash up history, art, science and technology.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:38 PM

Visual arts: Alec Soth

With his books, blogs, summer camp and generous contributions to local art benefits, photographer Alec Soth is always out-and-about in the Twin Cities.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:37 PM

Insights into the enigmatic Edward Hopper at the Walker

An illuminating show of drawings and paintings at Walker Art Center spans his 60-year career.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Art spotlight: Archetypal figures at Northern Clay Center

Pulled from dreams, nightmares and divine or devilish visions, archetypal figures have populated myths, legends and religions forever.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:19 PM

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