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

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

Top prizes from the State Fair art show

OIL/ACRYLIC/MIXED MEDIA1. Greg DeGrace, Minneapolis; 2. Melissa Kashmark, Minneapolis; 3. Thomas Westberg, Spring Lake Park; 4. Scott Lloyd Anderson, Minneapolis.SCULPTURE1....

Updated: August 21, 2014, - 01:26 PM

In an MIA exhibit, artist Monica Haller examines the dirt underfoot

Artist Monica Haller pairs centuries of soil and art in a provocative new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 01:50 PM

Minneapolis hosts 3 outdoor art festivals this weekend

Starting Friday, Minneapolis will feel — momentarily — like the epicenter of the art world as nearly 700 artists converge for a long weekend of showing and selling everything handmade.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 07:54 AM

Q&A: Walker Art Center's Fionn Meade

Fresh from New York, cross-disciplinary curator Fionn Meade talks about life, art and the Walker’s new show of black performance...

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 01:42 PM

Art spotlight: 'Self & Others'

The four Minnesota linked artists whose paintings are featured in “Self and Others” scrutinize their subjects closely, to varied effect.

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 03:42 PM

Visual art: Prints at Highpoint showcases Minnesota talent

For the “Silver” show, 37 members of the Highpoint cooperative have turned out a sparkling variety of images.

Updated: July 21, 2014, - 08:28 AM

Minneapolis Art Institute set for another ‘banner year’

Museum ended fiscal year with balanced budget and near-record attendance.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 02:21 PM

American Swedish Institute offers Scandinavian sampler

The American Swedish Institute showcases Swedish photos, Norwegian sculpture and Finnish rugs this summer.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 02:09 PM

Minneapolis museum showcases 100 master drawings

Minneapolis Institute of Arts unveils, from its collection, 100 master drawings spanning 500 years.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 02:19 PM

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