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

Streetscapes: Minnesota architecture's best win awards

Four Minnesota architecture firms take eight Honor Awards at AIA Minnesota’s annual convention.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 08:26 AM

Color with an edge: Jim Denomie critiques culture with biting humor

Wild colors, bawdy humor and biting satire are Jim Denomie’s signature in his new paintings at Bockley Gallery through Dec. 13.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 04:29 PM

Minneapolis collector's African art collection fetches record $41.6M

The Myron Kunin sale brought in more than $12 million above the high estimate that Sotheby’s had set before the sale. Of the 164 pieces in Kunin’s African art collection, all but 40 sold Tuesday morning.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 08:44 PM

Weinstein Gallery spotlights female photographers in 'Fashion Show'

In magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar or Elle, women wear the clothes and men take the photos. So it seemed through much of the 20th century.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 03:08 PM

Art marathon: 8 events this weekend at Twin Cities galleries

At least eight attention-worthy shows and events are in store, offering everything from high-fashion photography to American Indian satire.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 02:47 PM

Art to order: The history behind the Union Depot's new murals

An Atlanta muralist brings railroad history to the walls of St. Paul’s Union Depot.

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 04:21 PM

American idyll: Sculptor Aaron Spangler comes out of the North Woods

Back from New York, Minnesota sculptor Aaron Spangler fuses city smarts with rustic imagery in a print show at Highpoint.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 03:04 PM

Mpls. Institute of Arts strikes a pose with Italian fashion

REVIEW: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts celebrates 70 years of Italian fashion in a splendid new show opening Sunday.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 11:32 PM

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

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