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

Minneapolis Art Institute set for another ‘banner year’

Museum ended fiscal year with balanced budget and near-record attendance.

Updated: July 18, 2014, - 02:21 PM

American Swedish Institute offers Scandinavian sampler

The American Swedish Institute showcases Swedish photos, Norwegian sculpture and Finnish rugs this summer.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 02:09 PM

Minneapolis museum showcases 100 master drawings

Minneapolis Institute of Arts unveils, from its collection, 100 master drawings spanning 500 years.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 02:19 PM

New director hired by Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis

Moscow-educated historian tasked with helping TMORA grow.

Updated: July 07, 2014, - 08:05 PM

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

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