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

Last picture show for McKnight Foundation

After more than 30 years, the McKnight Foundation’s Visual Artist Fellowship program is throwing in the towel on the exhibition part of its program.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 01:48 PM

Walker Art Center's chief curator to head Katonah Museum

The Walker Art Center’s chief curator, Darsie Alexander, has been named executive director of the Katonah Museum of Art in...

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 03:35 PM

New St. Paul rec center/library to focus on teens

Minneapolis firm will design public art project for city’s East Side.

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 05:24 AM

Art spotlight: "Repetition and Ritual”

Closing next weekend: Fifteen contemporary American sculptors, including Minnesotans Kim Matthews and Karen Searle, are showcased in this celebration of 3-D fiber art.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 11:09 AM

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

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