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: Anne Labovitz show at Burnet Gallery

Layers: Portraits by Anne LabovitzOpening: We humans are complicated critters whose faces merely hint at our emotions and experiences. St....

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 10:05 AM

Surprises at MIA: British photos and Chinese costumes

Photos from Britain and costumes from China show the cultural depth of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 03:38 PM

Sacred art: MIA exhibit explores our search for meaning

An idea-packed exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts explores the ways in which we invest objects with meaning — religious or otherwise.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 02:17 PM

Art spotlight: Last call for Monica Rudquist pottery show

Known for her black-and-white pottery, Monica Rudquist takes her functional forms (plates, bowls) into conceptual territory in this solo show.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 02:15 PM

Honorable mention: Masha Zavialova, curator of Museum of Russian Art

2013 was a banner season for curator Masha Zavialova, who opened three exhibits at the Museum of Russian Art.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 11:02 AM

Places to go, things to see at Twin Cities art museums

Twin Cities art museums are overflowing with Japanese art, Russian culture, contemporary ideas, historic photos and more this season.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 03:43 PM

Art spotlight: 'A Winter's Tale' at Bockley Gallery

For this intimate and diverse holiday show, gallery owner Todd Bockley combined artists who prize strong design and vibrant color.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 03:19 PM

At SooVAC, talent that needs no title

SooVAC gallery in Minneapolis samples a pool of youthful artists in a new “Untitled” show.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 05:55 PM

Walker Art Center balances 2013 annual budget

That success capped a year in which the contemporary visual and performing arts center eliminated eight staff jobs and made modest cuts to programs and operations.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:54 AM

Experience the joy of looking

Two Minneapolis gallery shows surprise the eye with novel critters and colorful illusions.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 03:07 PM

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