A review of a Minneapolis museum’s display of guns rankled some readers as well as the Star-Tribune’s ombudsman, Lou Gelfand.
The paper’s art critic, Mary Abbe, wrote, “Behind the grandiose title — ‘Three Centuries of Tradition: The Renaissance of Custom Sporting Arms in America’ — lurks a gun show, pure and simple.”
She chastised the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s show as “an endorsement of gun culture. That’s both unnecessary and offensive.”
Some readers complained, and ombudsman Gelfand agreed with them, writing, “I read the review to gauge Abbe’s judgment of the gun exhibition’s artistic value, not her abhorrence of guns. I was disappointed.”