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

Minn. Museum of American Art showcases fine arts and crafts

In a lively exhibit, the Minnesota Museum of American Art showcases the strength of its fine-crafts collection.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 02:59 PM

St. Catherine showcases feminist art by 11 contemporary women

E­lev­en con­tem­po­rary women embed fem­i­nist ideas in a po­tent multimedia show at St. Catherine University.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 03:55 PM

Art spotlight: Abstraction from a dozen artists at U's Nash Gallery

The dozen artists featured in this exhibition deploy gestural marks, planes of color, stripes, grids and other patterns as anchors of compositions they see as windows into “conceptual space.”

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 03:52 PM

'Matisse': An exhibit tracing the French master's career opens at MIA

When Henri met Claribel and Etta: The colorful collection of two Victorian sisters from Baltimore comes to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 06:15 PM

Art Institute goes beyond art to reach new audiences

Like many U.S. museums, the MIA is aiming to be a year-round destination for all kinds of people. That requires fine-tuning everything from its food service to its lounge chairs, and adding events such as Bike Night.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Art spotlight: Work by David Sollie at Bockley Gallery

Twin Cities artist David Sollie weaves stories and images into strange narratives in which fact and fiction mingle without clear boundaries.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 03:03 PM

Highpoint Center offers a primer on Pop Art

Highpoint Center for Printmaking showcases iconic images by 1960s art stars in “Pop Art and Beyond.”

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 03:01 PM

Art spotlight: Matisse at the MIA

Few artists are as lucky in their patrons as Henri Matisse, the French painter whose long career will be celebrated in a colorful exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 02:43 PM

Art spotlight: 'Papercut!' at American Swedish Institute

Leave it to the American Swedish Institute to explain that “psaligraphy” is the ancient art of drawing with scissors or, more simply, papercutting.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 02:55 PM

Mpls Photo Center opens first Twin Cities show by Vivian Maier

Unknown when she died in 2009, photographer Vivian Maier shot to international attention after her abandoned negatives were found in storage. Her first show in Minneapolis opens Friday.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 07:04 PM

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