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: 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

Art review: Content Gallery show

“Admire” show features paintings, drawings, photos and sculpture by 11 Twin Cities artists picked by Form + Content artists.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 05:59 PM

Show of spiritual art opens at Museum of Russian Art

As the Soviet Union disintegrated, Russian artists began to explore long-forbidden topics, including religious and spiritual themes.

Updated: January 24, 2013, - 05:58 PM

Obituary: Jerry Beltt

All over Minneapolis' Kenwood neighborhood and the city's western suburbs are people who would not schedule a christening or bar...

Updated: January 22, 2013, - 05:57 PM

Wallace Kennedy brought the arts into schools

Confident that young people learn best by example, Wallace Kennedy persuaded professional artists, actors and musicians to mentor Minneapolis high school students in a 1970s program that became a national model for arts education.

Updated: January 19, 2013, - 06:39 PM

Women's work, and proud of it

New shows celebrate 40 years of feminist art and ideas.

Updated: January 17, 2013, - 01:37 PM

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