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's '9 Artists' explores the messy reality of modern life

The Walker’s “9 Artists” show challenges contemporary attitudes and ideas about pretty much everything.

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 09:49 PM

Art spotlight: Shawn McNulty and James Wrayge

At their best, abstract paintings follow an internal logic that’s subtly apparent in their design, colors, balance, texture and other artful nuances. McNulty and Wrayge are masters.

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 03:06 PM

World-class photography from a former grocery store

Martin Weinstein, whose populist eye built a reputation for his tiny Minneapolis gallery, is celebrated in a show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 10:45 PM

Art spotlight: 100 years for U of M architecture dept.

Traditionalists may want to bow-up for the party that the University of Minnesota’s architecture department is throwing to celebrate its centennial.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 03:19 PM

September 2012: Honoring the humble, unheralded at south Minneapolis potter's field

Hundreds of people whose bodies were used in early 20th-century medical research were remembered at a potter's field on the northeast edge of the Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in south Minneapolis.

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 10:41 PM

Art spotlight: Multimedia '9 Artists' at the Walker

The international artists in this Walker-organized show come from all over the world, live transnational lives and wrestle with the perennial question: How does my biography define my life?

Updated: October 18, 2013, - 03:10 PM

Budding artists make their name at MCAD

In a promising new show, five Jerome Foundation grant winners launch their careers at Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 03:57 PM

Wildlife art by Minnesota's Hautman brothers shown in Wayzata

Waterfowl and wildlife paintings by Minnesota’s internationally acclaimed Hautman brothers are featured at Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 12:41 AM

Audubon's fine feathered friends star in a Bell Museum show

Rare Audubon hand-colored bird engravings star in a handsome new Bell Museum show.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 02:55 PM

Art spotlight: Todd Norsten

Minneapolis-based painter Todd Norsten is a connoisseur of nearly invisible ephemera.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 02:55 PM

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