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

State Fair art show celebrates eclectic talent

This year’s fine arts competition is a highly polished sampling of Minnesota’s prolific and eclectic artistry.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 07:25 PM

State Fair fine art prizes

State Fair fine art prizesWinners get cash awards ranging from $500 for first place to $100 for fourth.Oil, Acrylic and...

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 02:50 PM

St. Paul show provides a snapshot of the '70s art scene

A new exhibit at St. Paul’s MMAA Project Space pairs vintage portraits of Twin Cities artists with their art.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Art spotlight: Self portraits by Paige Dansinger

For her first solo show, Minneapolis-based artist Paige Dansinger embarks on a decade-spanning conceptual conversation with Henri Matisse’s celebrated 1927 painting.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 03:39 PM

Minneapolis gallery showcases contemporary American Indian art from Oklahoma

“Art From Indian Territory” is a visually rich, conceptually provocative exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and other art by 11 contemporary American Indians from Oklahoma.

Updated: August 09, 2013, - 03:13 PM

Uptown, Powderhorn & Loring: A three-way affair of the arts

Grab your sunscreen and free Metro Transit Art Pass and head out for a weekend celebration of art on the streets and in the parks. Three Minneapolis art fairs compete for your attention and wallet.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 12:17 AM

Art spotlight: '9 til Midnight' at Highpoint

Making art after working hours requires special dedication, as demonstrated by the 29 artists showing here.

Updated: August 02, 2013, - 12:58 PM

St. Paul painter celebrated at James J. Hill House

St. Paul artist stayed true to the realist tradition throughout a busy 60-year career.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 10:40 AM

Art spotlight: Dramatic tie-dye

Elin Noble of New Bedford, Mass., is an internationally renowned master of the itajime technique, creating elaborate installations of shimmering, transparent silk organza.

Updated: July 25, 2013, - 03:08 PM

Paper trail: MIA focuses on contemporary work in a major show

With 125 prints and drawings by 64 contemporary artists in a show of recent gifts, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts deepens its commitment to new art.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 04:32 PM

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