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

Art spotlight: A group show of sculpture made in Minnesota

Anyone looking for a signature Minnesota art style would be hard pressed to find it in the work of the 21 sculptors featured in “Made in Minnesota.”

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 03:39 PM

Art spotlight: Paintings by Samantha French

With subzero temperatures and drifting snow on the horizon, it’s time for a winter break.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 03:18 PM

Art spotlight: Fellowship winners at Northern Clay Center

For a small, specialized organization, the Northern Clay Center has an unusual number of fellowships and grant programs offering creative opportunities for young and mid-career artists.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 01:49 PM

Last picture show for McKnight Foundation

After more than 30 years, the McKnight Foundation’s Visual Artist Fellowship program is throwing in the towel on the exhibition part of its program.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 01:48 PM

Walker Art Center's chief curator to head Katonah Museum

The Walker Art Center’s chief curator, Darsie Alexander, has been named executive director of the Katonah Museum of Art in...

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 03:35 PM

New St. Paul rec center/library to focus on teens

Minneapolis firm will design public art project for city’s East Side.

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 05:24 AM

Art spotlight: "Repetition and Ritual”

Closing next weekend: Fifteen contemporary American sculptors, including Minnesotans Kim Matthews and Karen Searle, are showcased in this celebration of 3-D fiber art.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 11:09 AM

Art spotlight: Anne Labovitz show at Burnet Gallery

Layers: Portraits by Anne LabovitzOpening: We humans are complicated critters whose faces merely hint at our emotions and experiences. St....

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 10:05 AM

Surprises at MIA: British photos and Chinese costumes

Photos from Britain and costumes from China show the cultural depth of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 03:38 PM

Sacred art: MIA exhibit explores our search for meaning

An idea-packed exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts explores the ways in which we invest objects with meaning — religious or otherwise.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 02:17 PM

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