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

Walker Art Center goes green in $75 million gateway project

Positioning itself as a neighborhood green space and cultural gateway, Walker Art Center will add a new glass-walled entrance pavilion, groves of trees and acres of new grass.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 09:31 PM

Interactive: 5 new features in the Walker Art Center's outdoor redesign

See five spots on the Walker Art Center's land where the institution is making changes on their grounds with $75...

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 02:15 PM

Art spotlight: Imperial porcelain Easter eggs at the Museum of Russian Art

For truly classy Easter eggs, go see the hand-painted bibelots that 19th- and early 20th-century Russian aristocrats exchanged on Easter.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 02:56 PM

A garden grows in the Minnesota Museum of American Art

As gardens grow, the elegant one in downtown St. Paul came on fast. Two artists grow a conceptual garden in the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 02:55 PM

'Washington Crossing the Delaware' lands in Winona museum

After decades in D.C., the famous 1851 painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” leaves  the White House for a new home.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 06:47 AM

Made-by-hand art at three Minneapolis galleries

At a time when tech-heavy techniques are ubiquitous, it’s refreshing to encounter shows at three Minneapolis galleries featuring terrific work...

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 01:41 PM

MIA receives historic collection of Japanese art, $12.5M endowment

Mary Griggs Burke’s bequest will elevate its Japanese collection into the top tier of U.S. museums. It includes 700 pieces of rare Japanese and Korean art, spanning 5,000 years, along with a $12.5 million endowment.

Updated: March 16, 2015, - 06:06 AM

MIA's 'The Art of Murder': Let us count the ways

In prints, drawings and photos, artists depict murder or its aftermath in a don’t-miss exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of...

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 04:49 PM

Julie Buffalohead tells trickster tales with her art

St. Paul artist Julie Buffalohead fuses American Indian motifs and beautifully drawn animal images in a new show at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

Updated: March 05, 2015, - 03:02 PM

Gehry-designed guest house on the road again

Come spring the Winton guesthouse will be on the road again. And for $1 million or so, it could roll up your driveway.

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 02:17 PM

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