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: 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

Minneapolis Institute of Arts concludes an 'up' year

The Minneapolis museum set an attendance record, boosted membership and balanced its budget.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 04:30 PM

Tales from Alec Soth's Camp Awkward

Artists came from all over to attend the renowned photographer’s summer camp for “socially awkward storytellers.”

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 02:23 PM

Garden-themed art blooms in Minnetonka

Garden-themed art by more than 30 regional talents is featured at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 09:40 AM

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

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