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

May is open season to see Minn. artists in their studios

This month, more than 600 Minnesota artists will throw open their studio doors to show and sell art.

Updated: May 02, 2013, - 03:28 PM

MIA to schowcase Baltimore's prized Matisse collection in February

“Matisse: Masterworks From the Baltimore Museum of Art” will bring about 80 of the master’s works to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from Feb. 23 through May 18, 2014.

Updated: April 30, 2013, - 03:49 PM

Art spotlight: St. Paul Art Crawl

Long winters bring out the best in artists; think about all those chilly nights with nothing to do but cuddle up to a warm kiln, a sassy canvas or a steamy camera.

Updated: April 25, 2013, - 03:51 PM

Four Minneapolis art galleries celebrate spring, sort of

Paintings, photos and collages by artists inject color, life and good cheer into this glum season in shows closing all too soon at Minneapolis galleries. Take heart and see them.

Updated: April 25, 2013, - 03:48 PM

Walker to host Museum of Non Participation

Stand by for a heady experience as London-based artists Karen Mirza and Brad Butler launch their fictional Museum of Non Participation in the Twin Cities at the Walker.

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 02:50 PM

Art spotlight: Hazel Belvo at Bockley Gallery

After half a century, Hazel Belvo knows Manidoo-giizhikens as intimately as she knows the hand with which she has painted it.

Updated: April 11, 2013, - 03:13 PM

Science sparks art at two Minneapolis museums

Minneapolis photographer David Goldes gets a charge out of drawing with electricity.

Updated: April 05, 2013, - 02:36 PM

'Truthiness' inspires genuinely brilliant show at the MIA

REVIEW: Fact and fiction merge in “More Real?” — a brilliant show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: March 25, 2013, - 11:48 AM

American Indian Pop Art sizzles at All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis

REVIEW: In a sizzling Pop Art show, 12 American Indian artists critique wannabes who masquerade in native garb.

Updated: March 08, 2013, - 12:17 PM

Walker Art Center launches construction project with stylish fence and design talks

International designers splash stylish ideas on a construction fence and in talks this month.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 01:51 PM

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