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: 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

Walker's mini-golf course gets a test drive

Once again the Walker is putting an artful spin on mini-golf. So we dusted off our putters for a test drive.

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

Art spotlight: Multimedia show at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

This ambitious international show, featuring multimedia work by more than 70 artists, will serve as the centerpiece of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts’ 2013 Book Art Biennial.

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 03:30 PM

Yarn artist HOTTEA launches first solo show in Minneapolis

His yarn art adorns fences and poles from Los Angeles to Berlin, but it took Burnet Gallery two years to track down the St. Paul artist for his first solo show.

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 03:25 PM

What you don't see at museums

Only a fraction of collections are on view at any given time. How do curators decide what to show?

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 03:38 PM

Art spotlight: Sandra Dowd

Award-winning painter Sandra Dowd reflects on 35 years of self-portraits with a mixture of humor, resolve, insight and wry self-acceptance.

Updated: May 10, 2013, - 01:06 PM

Minneapolis Institute of Arts probes 60-year 'disappearance'

Minneapolis Institute of Arts curator Barton Kestle disappeared under strange circumstances 60 years ago. Or so it seems in a new installation.

Updated: May 09, 2013, - 03:44 PM

Spring and summer exhibits at Minnesota museums and attractions

From the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden's 25th anniversary to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ "Truthiness" show, here's what's worth checking out this spring and summer.

Updated: May 05, 2013, - 07:21 AM

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