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

Weinstein Gallery reprises stellar decade for Alec Soth

By the time fame winked at him a decade ago, Minnesota photographer Alec Soth was wise enough to resist her come-hither charms.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 03:19 PM

Three Minneapolis galleries show art of many styles

Big paintings from Chicago and delicate musings from Minnesota are among the highlights showing in Minneapolis galleries now.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 03:15 PM

Eight don't-miss shows at Minnesota museums

The popular Science Museum of Minnesota exhibit Ultimate Dinosaurs is one of eight don't-miss shows at Minnesota museums.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 01:53 PM

Masterpieces make Minnesota museums world-class destinations

A handful of must-see attractions -- like the “Minneapolis Rembrandt” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts -- draw people to Minnesota museums from all over the world.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 01:21 PM

To be, or not to be, free? Museums ponder vexing question

That is the question vexing museums around the country as they seek to attract new visitors.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 01:02 PM

Winona's Minnesota Marine Art Museum launches $1.9M expansion

The $1.9 million addition will house the Richard and Jane Manoogian Gallery, a 4,000-square-foot showcase for masterpieces from the museum’s collection of Hudson River School landscapes.

Updated: April 27, 2014, - 09:11 PM

Art spotlight: St. Paul Art Crawl

Rumors of spring have more than 300 St. Paul artists on the prowl again for this weekend's 23rd St. Paul Art Crawl.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 03:10 PM

Treasures from Vienna will make U.S. debut at MIA in February

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will host imperial treasures from the Habsburg dynasty in February in their first U.S. show. it will bring to Minnesota 500 years of European royal treasures, most of which have never left Austria.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 08:33 AM

Ancient tales reborn at the Northern Clay Center

Ancient tales are reborn in modern materials in a show at the Northern Clay Center.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 02:16 PM

Artists tackle overpopulation at Bloomington Center for the Arts

In “Fruitful and Multiplying,” four artists — Mayumi Amada (whose installation is shown here), Michael Kareken, Jim Proctor and John Schuerman — focus on overpopulation and its effects.

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 02:27 PM

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