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

Women in Soviet Art featured at Museum of Russian Art

Sixty post-World War II paintings depict the myriad roles of Soviet-era women, from young mothers to aspiring astronauts.

Updated: July 05, 2013, - 10:38 AM

New ideas in art glass sparkle at American Swedish Institute

Immigrants and young glass artisans refresh Swedish culture in a new show at the American Swedish Institute.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 04:47 PM

Art spotlight: Triple header in downtown St. Paul

With materials as simple as string, felt and mirrors, the three artists featured in this sprightly summer show have fashioned elaborate installations that fill the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s project space.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 03:09 PM

Art spotlight: 'Shorts' at Groveland Gallery

Groveland Gallery presents three shows lasting a mere two weeks each, plus one long exhibit featuring paintings and drawings by 34 of the gallery’s regular talents, and a flock of fun Saturday diversions.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 02:48 PM

Minneapolis gallery showcases rising star Njideka Akunyili

A young Nigerian-born artist stars at Franklin Art Works. Plus: McKnight grant winners are showcased at MCAD.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 02:47 PM

Science Museum re-creates the Maya's 'Hidden Worlds'

A blockbuster show at the Science Museum of Minnesota uses modern science to explain an ancient civilization.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 08:32 AM

Art spotlight: 'Instructions for Peace'

A triumph of hope over experience, this idealistic multimedia exhibition speaks to the childlike desire to make the world a better place.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 03:15 PM

Artist's books and film coalesce in a show at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Artists imagine a dialogue between books and film in a show at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 04:57 PM

Art spotlight: Weisman reviews the 'real'

The Weisman Art Museum offers a selection of painting, sculpture, prints and other art from its collection, all linked by a “reality” theme.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 03:33 PM

Northern Spark lights a match in St. Paul

The art scene’s annual all-nighter will literally burn down the house as it moves to St. Paul’s Lowertown this weekend.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 03:29 PM

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