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

Best Buy's Joly quits post at MIA, citing relationship with staffer

Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly shocked leaders at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts by resigning as the museum’s board chairman on the eve of its centennial year.

Updated: July 07, 2014, - 10:08 AM

The puzzle of America, on view at the Soap Factory

A new exhibition pieces together an immigrant’s perplexed view of American culture.

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 02:17 PM

Spotlight: Art for a fragile environment at Bell Museum

A group of 21 Minnesota and Wisconsin artists and illustrators scrutinize neglected and endangered environments of these states in Project Art for Nature.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 02:50 PM

A 'bonsai biennial' by the Minnesota Museum of American Art

Featuring just 37 artists, the Minnesota Biennial is a small-scale snapshot of the art of the state.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 02:45 PM

The wonder years: Art of an uncertain age at the Walker

Walker Art Center revisits two provocative decades in its new show, “Art Expanded, 1958-1978.”

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 02:53 PM

Art spotlight: Paintings and prints by Dyani White Hawk

Lakota quill-and-beadwork patterns, the distinctive shape of moccasin toes, the strong graphic lines of ledger paper and other American Indian motifs echo in the meticulously executed paintings of Dyani White Hawk.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 02:50 PM

Arts around the clock: What to see at Saturday night's Northern Spark

From sunset Saturday to dawn Sunday, the annual Northern Spark festival will take over Minneapolis.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 09:51 AM

June 9: Minnesota's Roman Verostko, the grandfather of computer art

Two events this week spotlight the pioneering work of former MCAD professor Roman Verostko, the man who turned code into colors.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 10:21 PM

Eyes have it in 'Look of Love' at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Eye portraits carry passions from the past in an unusual show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 03:14 PM

Art spotlight: Robert Mapplethorpe

This is a family-friendly selection of which the most titillating moments might be the very pregnant nude torso of “Dovanna."

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 03:12 PM

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