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

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

On the urban edge with three Minnesota painters

Three Minnesota painters deal with landscapes, rural and urban, in Minneapolis gallery shows.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 03:35 PM

Art spotlight: Paintings by James Burpee at Gallery 13

When it comes to landscapes, Minnesota painter James Burpee is not a big-picture guy.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 03:34 PM

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

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