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

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

History Center presents life-and-death portrait of Civil War

When the Civil War started, Minnesota stepped forward to prove itself. The tragic and touching results are shown in an...

Updated: March 04, 2013, - 02:30 PM

Walker Art Center lays off eight staff members

Eight Walker Art Center staff jobs were eliminated Friday in a cost-cutting move designed to enable the contemporary art museum to balance its budget for the fiscal year ending June 30.

Updated: March 02, 2013, - 07:23 AM

Art spotlight: John Snyder

John Snyder: HELLOOpening Friday: Over the past quarter-century, artist John Snyder has dipped deep into American folk painting, pre-Renaissance Italian...

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 02:18 PM

Sámis culture explored at American Swedish Institute

The heritage and culture of Scandinavia’s indigenous people are explored in Swedish Institute shows.

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 01:59 PM

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