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 celebrates 75th anniversary

After 135 years, Walker Art Center knows how to have fun. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of its present incarnation, it’s launching two long-running shows and throwing a Walktoberfest bash.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 12:47 PM

Twin Cities art galleries, museums launch into busy fall

Pots, photos, paintings, parties. There’s plenty of arty stuff to do, see, buy and celebrate this weekend as the fall season kicks off in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Here’s a sample of what’s on.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 02:46 PM

Bell Museum prepares for an animal migration

Most of the Bell’s famed scenes will find a new home on the St. Paul campus.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 06:46 AM

Mildred Friedman, who made Walker Art Center a world leader, dies

Innovative architecture and design curator Mildred Friedman, who helped launched Frank Gehry and many others, died Wednesday in New York at 85.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 11:32 PM

Rising stars: American Indian artists featured in two Minneapolis exhibitions

Andrea Carlson and 15 other American Indian artists are featured in two Minneapolis exhibitions.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Art on the (Green) Line: Community trying to make a connection

Artists respond to the new light-rail link in a show at St. Paul’s Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 03:54 PM

Picturing the good life at Minnesota State Fair art show

Life in Minnesota is passive, pleasant and unprovocative, at least as depicted in the State Fair's art show.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 09:38 AM

Top prizes from the State Fair art show

OIL/ACRYLIC/MIXED MEDIA1. Greg DeGrace, Minneapolis; 2. Melissa Kashmark, Minneapolis; 3. Thomas Westberg, Spring Lake Park; 4. Scott Lloyd Anderson, Minneapolis.SCULPTURE1....

Updated: August 21, 2014, - 01:26 PM

In an MIA exhibit, artist Monica Haller examines the dirt underfoot

Artist Monica Haller pairs centuries of soil and art in a provocative new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 01:50 PM

Minneapolis hosts 3 outdoor art festivals this weekend

Starting Friday, Minneapolis will feel — momentarily — like the epicenter of the art world as nearly 700 artists converge for a long weekend of showing and selling everything handmade.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 07:54 AM

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