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

How Walker Art Center inspired the new Whitney Museum

As he prepares to open the New York museum’s riverfront home, director Adam Weinberg talks about his Minnesota roots.

Updated: April 24, 2015, - 03:18 PM

Centennial confusion: '100+' photo show at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

A muddled show samples a century of photography from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts collection.

Updated: April 23, 2015, - 03:30 PM

Pop goes the world in a dazzling Walker Art Center show

Walker Art Center takes a global view of an American favorite in “International Pop,” opening this weekend.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 06:58 AM

Louise Erdrich reveals another side of her artistry at Bockley Gallery

Multi­talented novelist Louise Erdrich makes her debut as a visual artist and performer whose found-object sculptures, paintings and collage boxes often come with text.

Updated: April 02, 2015, - 03:37 PM

Interactive: 5 new features in the Walker Art Center's outdoor redesign

See five spots on the Walker Art Center's land where the institution is making changes on their grounds with $75...

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 02:15 PM

Art spotlight: Imperial porcelain Easter eggs at the Museum of Russian Art

For truly classy Easter eggs, go see the hand-painted bibelots that 19th- and early 20th-century Russian aristocrats exchanged on Easter.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 02:56 PM

A garden grows in the Minnesota Museum of American Art

As gardens grow, the elegant one in downtown St. Paul came on fast. Two artists grow a conceptual garden in the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 02:55 PM

'Washington Crossing the Delaware' lands in Winona museum

After decades in D.C., the famous 1851 painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” leaves  the White House for a new home.

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 06:47 AM

Made-by-hand art at three Minneapolis galleries

At a time when tech-heavy techniques are ubiquitous, it’s refreshing to encounter shows at three Minneapolis galleries featuring terrific work...

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 01:41 PM

MIA receives historic collection of Japanese art, $12.5M endowment

Mary Griggs Burke’s bequest will elevate its Japanese collection into the top tier of U.S. museums. It includes 700 pieces of rare Japanese and Korean art, spanning 5,000 years, along with a $12.5 million endowment.

Updated: March 16, 2015, - 06:06 AM

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