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

Julie Buffalohead tells trickster tales with her art

St. Paul artist Julie Buffalohead fuses American Indian motifs and beautifully drawn animal images in a new show at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

Updated: March 05, 2015, - 03:02 PM

Gehry-designed guest house on the road again

Come spring the Winton guesthouse will be on the road again. And for $1 million or so, it could roll up your driveway.

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 02:17 PM

Photographer Soth hears America singing in book, Weinstein show

Trips through the heartland yield a “Songbook” of new photographs, and a smashing show at Weinstein Gallery.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 03:01 PM

Art spotlight: Carolyn Swiszcz & Jonathan Kaiser at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

What Minnesota artists Swiszcz and Kaiser have in common, if anything, is their curiosity about mundane artifacts and how they might be provocatively reanimated.

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 02:59 PM

Hymns to the horizon: Art of George Morrison at Minnesota History Center

The career of Minnesota artist George Morrison is celebrated in a major retrospective at the History Center in St. Paul.

Updated: February 19, 2015, - 06:07 PM

Two Russian artists 'make beauty' in Minnesota

Dreamy works by Katia Andreeva and Konstantin Berkovski are featured at the Museum of Russian Art.

Updated: February 16, 2015, - 06:18 PM

'Habsburgs' at MIA is a fairy-tale treasury

A fairy-tale treasury of Austrian art debuts at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in “The Habsburgs.”

Updated: February 14, 2015, - 09:12 PM

George Morrison retrospective opens at Minn. History Center

Wrapping up a two-year, five-state tour, “Modern Spirit” will showcase about artwork spanning the 60-year career of one of Minnesota’s more distinguished artists.

Updated: February 12, 2015, - 03:14 PM

Minn. again accepting TurboTax filings after suspicions of fraud

The state had halted accepting the returns Thursday night after some taxpayers received a message saying their return had already been filed.

Updated: February 08, 2015, - 07:30 AM

Walker unwraps a birthday present in '75 Gifts for 75 Years'

“75 Gifts for 75 Years” is a capstone moment for Walker Art Center, which celebrates this weekend.

Updated: February 05, 2015, - 10:53 PM

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