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

New tricks from an 'old Viking': The art of Nancy Randall at St. John's Abbey

Twin Cities artist Nancy Randall takes on life, death and her Norse ancestry in an installation and show at St....

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 01:29 PM

Walker Art Center throws itself a 75th anniversary party

Walker Art Center celebrates its 75th anniversary with a weekend-long Walktoberfest and two handsome shows drawn from its collection.

Updated: October 16, 2014, - 09:31 PM

Obituary: Textile artist Nancy MacKenzie produced one-of-a-kind pieces

Textile artist Nancy MacKenzie often found materials for her sculptures and wearable art in the woods and fields around her...

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 09:55 PM

Minneapolis Institute of Arts prepares to throw itself a 100th birthday party

Museum’s schedule includes blockbuster shows, plus an exhibit by a former Devo musician.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 05:24 PM

Museum of Russian Art evokes forests of homeland

The forests of Mother Russia nourished the soul as well as the body, as shown in a charming new exhibit at TMORA.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 04:02 PM

St. Paul artists will split $1.4 million from Knight Foundation

From a food-inspired opera to a Latino radio novella to “The Smallest Museum in St. Paul” in an old fire-hose cabinet, St. Paul will be inundated next year with arts activities after the announcement of Knight Foundation grants.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 09:14 AM

Out of Africa: Works from Liberia and Sierra Leone at MIA

Richard Tsong-Taatarii

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 03:24 PM

Scene + Heard: The Walker's Avant Garden benefit

On a cool autumnal night, Walker Art Center launched the 75th anniversary of its embrace of modern art with the Avant Garden benefit.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 09:10 PM

Deconstructed pictures at Highpoint, reconstructed nature at Soap Factory

The world comes to Minneapolis in shows at Highpoint and the Soap Factory.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 03:50 PM

Gallery shows closing soon

Three Minneapolis galleries showcase recent work by Twin Cities artists in noteworthy exhibits closing soon.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 03:32 PM

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