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

A 'bonsai biennial' by the Minnesota Museum of American Art

Featuring just 37 artists, the Minnesota Biennial is a small-scale snapshot of the art of the state.

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 02:45 PM

The wonder years: Art of an uncertain age at the Walker

Walker Art Center revisits two provocative decades in its new show, “Art Expanded, 1958-1978.”

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 02:53 PM

Art spotlight: Paintings and prints by Dyani White Hawk

Lakota quill-and-beadwork patterns, the distinctive shape of moccasin toes, the strong graphic lines of ledger paper and other American Indian motifs echo in the meticulously executed paintings of Dyani White Hawk.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 02:50 PM

Arts around the clock: What to see at Saturday night's Northern Spark

From sunset Saturday to dawn Sunday, the annual Northern Spark festival will take over Minneapolis.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 09:51 AM

June 9: Minnesota's Roman Verostko, the grandfather of computer art

Two events this week spotlight the pioneering work of former MCAD professor Roman Verostko, the man who turned code into colors.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 10:21 PM

Eyes have it in 'Look of Love' at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Eye portraits carry passions from the past in an unusual show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 03:14 PM

Art spotlight: Robert Mapplethorpe

This is a family-friendly selection of which the most titillating moments might be the very pregnant nude torso of “Dovanna."

Updated: June 05, 2014, - 03:12 PM

On the urban edge with three Minnesota painters

Three Minnesota painters deal with landscapes, rural and urban, in Minneapolis gallery shows.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 03:35 PM

Art spotlight: Paintings by James Burpee at Gallery 13

When it comes to landscapes, Minnesota painter James Burpee is not a big-picture guy.

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 03:34 PM

Art spotlight: Prints by Jerome Foundation fellows

After nine months of experimenting, three winners of Jerome Foundation fellowships will show and discuss their new work at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 04:31 PM

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