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

Art spotlight: Prints by Jerome Foundation fellows

After nine months of experimenting, three winners of Jerome Foundation fellowships will show and discuss their new work at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 04:31 PM

Porcelain that's less than precious at Northern Clay Center

Contemporary artists update traditional porcelain in a luxurious new show at Northern Clay Center.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 03:34 PM

NE Minneapolis throws open its doors for Art-a-Whirl 2014

Art-a-Whirl, northeast Minneapolis’ annual culture bacchanal, roars through again this weekend

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 03:02 PM

MIA exhibits reflect on mass culture, natural world

Two Minnesota artists probe American culture and character in a smart new show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: May 15, 2014, - 03:00 PM

From Finland with style: A design exhibit at the MIA

Contemporary Finnish designs are featured in an exhibit opening Saturday at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 04:27 PM

Weinstein Gallery reprises stellar decade for Alec Soth

By the time fame winked at him a decade ago, Minnesota photographer Alec Soth was wise enough to resist her come-hither charms.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 03:19 PM

Three Minneapolis galleries show art of many styles

Big paintings from Chicago and delicate musings from Minnesota are among the highlights showing in Minneapolis galleries now.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 03:15 PM

Eight don't-miss shows at Minnesota museums

The popular Science Museum of Minnesota exhibit Ultimate Dinosaurs is one of eight don't-miss shows at Minnesota museums.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 01:53 PM

Masterpieces make Minnesota museums world-class destinations

A handful of must-see attractions -- like the “Minneapolis Rembrandt” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts -- draw people to Minnesota museums from all over the world.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 01:21 PM

To be, or not to be, free? Museums ponder vexing question

That is the question vexing museums around the country as they seek to attract new visitors.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 01:02 PM

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