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: 'Papercut!' at American Swedish Institute

Leave it to the American Swedish Institute to explain that “psaligraphy” is the ancient art of drawing with scissors or, more simply, papercutting.

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 02:55 PM

Mpls Photo Center opens first Twin Cities show by Vivian Maier

Unknown when she died in 2009, photographer Vivian Maier shot to international attention after her abandoned negatives were found in storage. Her first show in Minneapolis opens Friday.

Updated: February 11, 2014, - 07:04 PM

The Great White East: Photos of Siberia at Weisman Art Museum

REVIEW: The Weisman features photos of Siberia from 1870 to now in a lively, engrossing show.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 02:19 PM

Obituary: Former Minneapolis art dealer Gordon Locksley 'lived big'

The former Minneapolis scenemaker, who died at 83, was a legend for his parties, his art collection, and his embrace...

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 04:57 PM

Art spotlight: Photos from Siberia, old and new

In more than 100 photos dating from the 1870s to now, “Siberia: Imagined and Reimagined” documents life in a forbidding and once forbidden part of the world.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 04:05 PM

A stellar show of Minnesota sculpture at U of M

Minnesota artists put their stamp on sculptures in a stellar show at the U’s Nash Gallery.

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 04:04 PM

Art spotlight: A group show of sculpture made in Minnesota

Anyone looking for a signature Minnesota art style would be hard pressed to find it in the work of the 21 sculptors featured in “Made in Minnesota.”

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 03:39 PM

Art spotlight: Paintings by Samantha French

With subzero temperatures and drifting snow on the horizon, it’s time for a winter break.

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 03:18 PM

Art spotlight: Fellowship winners at Northern Clay Center

For a small, specialized organization, the Northern Clay Center has an unusual number of fellowships and grant programs offering creative opportunities for young and mid-career artists.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 01:49 PM

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

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