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

Uptown, Powderhorn & Loring: A three-way affair of the arts

Grab your sunscreen and free Metro Transit Art Pass and head out for a weekend celebration of art on the streets and in the parks. Three Minneapolis art fairs compete for your attention and wallet.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 12:17 AM

Art spotlight: '9 til Midnight' at Highpoint

Making art after working hours requires special dedication, as demonstrated by the 29 artists showing here.

Updated: August 02, 2013, - 12:58 PM

St. Paul painter celebrated at James J. Hill House

St. Paul artist stayed true to the realist tradition throughout a busy 60-year career.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 10:40 AM

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

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