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: '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

Minneapolis Institute of Arts given $25 million Japanese art collection

Museum gets one of its biggest gifts ever, thanks to a California couple who bonded with the MIA’s director over farming.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 10:25 AM

Art spotlight: Mary Ellen Mark at Weinstein

When photographer credits roll, Mary Ellen Mark’s go on and on. Readers of American Photo magazine once dubbed her the “Most Influential Woman Photographer of All Time.”

Updated: May 31, 2013, - 08:17 PM

Photo shows, book trace American Indian Movement

The American Indian Movement (AIM) stopped making headlines long ago, but it’s still making history visually in two photo shows and a book.

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 06:00 PM

Art spotlight: Storefront art on Eat Street

Food and fun are always a winning combo. Throw in some street art and you’ve got a destination, which is what the Whittier neighborhood aims to be this summer.

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 03:15 PM

Art spotlight: McKnight-winning ceramic artists

The four winners of 2012 McKnight fellowships in ceramic arts have astonishing exhibition experience.

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 03:14 PM

Summer in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

The mini-golf course, which opens this weekend, is the outdoor centerpiece of this year’s Walker’s summer program. Highlights include:Rock the...

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 03:09 PM

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