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

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

Art spotlight: 'Minidewak'

The Minnesota Center for Book Arts has celebrated beautiful books for more than two decades with the publication of its annual “Winter Book.”

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 03:04 PM

New film offers a brush with artists' lives

Minnesota filmmaker Kristen Lowe shows how artists think and work in her new documentary, “Painting the Place Between.”

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 04:05 PM

Holiday books: Art books

A globe-trotting collection of lush and lovely art books brings world culture to your lap and library.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 04:02 PM

The glass revolution: 50 years of hand-blown beauty

Midwest glassmakers celebrate an art form that’s only a half-century old in a new show at the Phipps in Hudson,...

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 01:00 AM

Museum of Russian Art documents tragic Czarist past

Clothing, dishes and other ephemera speak to Russia’s tragic Czarist past in in "The Romanovs," a lush new show at the Museum of Russian Art.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 01:24 PM

Nazi art-loot discovery mirrors Walker masterpiece

The recent discovery in Germany of 1,400 artworks apparently stolen by the Nazis sparked a buzz in Minneapolis, where Walker Art Center owns a masterpiece that bears a startling resemblance to one of the long-hidden images.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 02:36 PM

MIA reinstalls slimmed-down African art collection

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has reinstalled its African art collection in dramatic, tech-rich galleries.

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 12:55 PM

Art spotlight: Furnishings painted by Mark Larson

Anyone can slap a coat of paint on a piece of furniture or a wooden bowl, but nobody adds the polish of Mark Larson to such projects.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 02:18 PM

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