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

Review: 'The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi,' edited by Gianfranco Malafarina

NONFICTION: A beautifully illustrated history of Italy’s Basilica of St. Francis.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 02:17 PM

Art spotlight: Julie Buffalohead at the Minnesota Museum of American Art

Wild critters, characters from myth and legend, and humans large and small populate Buffalohead’s poignant and often unsettling landscapes of the mind.

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 02:59 PM

Art spotlight: Drew Peterson's 'Waterworks' at Burnet Gallery

Hints of life hover in the nearly abstract images in Minneapolis-based artist Drew Peterson’s colorful new show.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 03:37 PM

Minneapolis Institute of Arts given $8M to endow director's salary

Duncan and Nivin MacMillan are announcing Tuesday an $8 million gift from their foundation to endow the director position now held by Kaywin Feldman, who has led the MIA since 2008.

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 07:54 AM

Bits and pieces of the zeitgeist in a new SooVAC show

A new show at SooVAC in Minneapolis surveys the contemporary scene through work by 18 artists.

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 12:56 PM

Holiday roundup: Art books

“Ciao, Carpaccio!” By Jan Morris (Liveright, 160 pages, $19.95)Travel writer and deep-dish Venice fan Jan Morris indulges a lifelong infatuation...

Updated: November 30, 2014, - 01:00 AM

Holiday books: The best art books

“Ciao, Carpaccio!” By Jan Morris (Liveright, 160 pages, $19.95)Travel writer and deep-dish Venice fan Jan Morris indulges a lifelong infatuation...

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 04:14 PM

Streetscapes: Minnesota architecture's best win awards

Four Minnesota architecture firms take eight Honor Awards at AIA Minnesota’s annual convention.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 08:26 AM

Color with an edge: Jim Denomie critiques culture with biting humor

Wild colors, bawdy humor and biting satire are Jim Denomie’s signature in his new paintings at Bockley Gallery through Dec. 13.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 04:29 PM

Minneapolis collector's African art collection fetches record $41.6M

The Myron Kunin sale brought in more than $12 million above the high estimate that Sotheby’s had set before the sale. Of the 164 pieces in Kunin’s African art collection, all but 40 sold Tuesday morning.

Updated: November 16, 2014, - 08:44 PM

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