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: Outside the Frame

Outside the FrameOpening Saturday: Successful immigrants shed the past, adopt new languages and build lives on foreign turf. Having grown...

Updated: February 21, 2013, - 04:40 PM

Icebox Gallery celebrates 25 years in Northeast

Northeast Minneapolis was once just a shabby, working-class neighborhood. That was about 25 years ago when photographer Howard Christopherson moved his Icebox Studio there from downtown Minneapolis.

Updated: February 15, 2013, - 10:48 PM

Minnesota Museum of American Art makes a bid for revival

Two of its collection shows are on view in the Twin Cities, both eloquently supporting the museum’s aspiration to have a home in downtown St. Paul once again.

Updated: February 15, 2013, - 06:34 AM

Northern Spark heading to St. Paul

The popular all-night arts celebration will move from Minneapolis to the renovated Union Depot June 8-9.

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 12:37 AM

Painters return to Walker in a new show

Young artists display fresh approaches in the Walker’s first group show of paintings in 12 years.

Updated: February 08, 2013, - 10:55 AM

Art spotlight: Two shows at SooVAC

‘Enough’ and ‘Fluctuating Capacity’Opening Saturday: Drawing takes center stage in the work of three artists in “Enough.” Minneapolis artist Joseph...

Updated: February 07, 2013, - 02:39 PM

Obituary: Soviet dissident artist Oleg Vassiliev, painter of grace

Internationally known dissident artist Vassiliev died in suburban St. Paul.

Updated: February 02, 2013, - 08:33 PM

Museum of Russian Art showcases Spiritual Art from Soviet era to now

In an unusual new exhibit, the Museum of Russian Art is showcasing 70 pieces of spiritual art by 47 artists who dared to defy their rulers.

Updated: January 31, 2013, - 03:31 PM

Obituary: Caterer Jerry Beltt brought life to the party

All over Minneapolis' Kenwood neighborhood and the city's western suburbs are people who would not schedule a christening or bar mitzvah, a graduation or wedding reception, a 90th birthday or a memorial service without first calling caterer Jerry Beltt. If he was available to help, they'd ink the event on their calendars. If he was already booked, they'd find a date when he could be there.

Updated: January 26, 2013, - 06:34 PM

College of Visual Arts faces questions as president abruptly quits

College of Visual Arts alumni, staff protest the decision to close.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 11:22 PM

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