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

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

Walker celebrates 75th anniversary

After 135 years, Walker Art Center knows how to have fun. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of its present incarnation, it’s launching two long-running shows and throwing a Walktoberfest bash.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 12:47 PM

Twin Cities art galleries, museums launch into busy fall

Pots, photos, paintings, parties. There’s plenty of arty stuff to do, see, buy and celebrate this weekend as the fall season kicks off in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Here’s a sample of what’s on.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 02:46 PM

Bell Museum prepares for an animal migration

Most of the Bell’s famed scenes will find a new home on the St. Paul campus.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 06:46 AM

Mildred Friedman, who made Walker Art Center a world leader, dies

Innovative architecture and design curator Mildred Friedman, who helped launched Frank Gehry and many others, died Wednesday in New York at 85.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 11:32 PM

Rising stars: American Indian artists featured in two Minneapolis exhibitions

Andrea Carlson and 15 other American Indian artists are featured in two Minneapolis exhibitions.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Art on the (Green) Line: Community trying to make a connection

Artists respond to the new light-rail link in a show at St. Paul’s Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 03:54 PM

Picturing the good life at Minnesota State Fair art show

Life in Minnesota is passive, pleasant and unprovocative, at least as depicted in the State Fair's art show.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 09:38 AM

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