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: Jennifer Davis takes a 'Joyride'

Minneapolis’ own Jennifer Davis shares her enthusiasm for carnival culture in “Joyride,” a show of beautifully conceived, smartly executed paintings

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 03:16 PM

Art, science and technology mash up in new show at Soap Factory

In a commendable group show, five young artists mash up history, art, science and technology.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:38 PM

Visual arts: Alec Soth

With his books, blogs, summer camp and generous contributions to local art benefits, photographer Alec Soth is always out-and-about in the Twin Cities.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 04:37 PM

Insights into the enigmatic Edward Hopper at the Walker

An illuminating show of drawings and paintings at Walker Art Center spans his 60-year career.

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Art spotlight: Archetypal figures at Northern Clay Center

Pulled from dreams, nightmares and divine or devilish visions, archetypal figures have populated myths, legends and religions forever.

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:19 PM

Minn. Museum of American Art showcases fine arts and crafts

In a lively exhibit, the Minnesota Museum of American Art showcases the strength of its fine-crafts collection.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 02:59 PM

St. Catherine showcases feminist art by 11 contemporary women

E­lev­en con­tem­po­rary women embed fem­i­nist ideas in a po­tent multimedia show at St. Catherine University.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 03:55 PM

Art spotlight: Abstraction from a dozen artists at U's Nash Gallery

The dozen artists featured in this exhibition deploy gestural marks, planes of color, stripes, grids and other patterns as anchors of compositions they see as windows into “conceptual space.”

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 03:52 PM

'Matisse': An exhibit tracing the French master's career opens at MIA

When Henri met Claribel and Etta: The colorful collection of two Victorian sisters from Baltimore comes to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 06:15 PM

Art Institute goes beyond art to reach new audiences

Like many U.S. museums, the MIA is aiming to be a year-round destination for all kinds of people. That requires fine-tuning everything from its food service to its lounge chairs, and adding events such as Bike Night.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 08:17 PM

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