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Magdalen "Maggie" Abe

fine artist


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Self portrait of the artist in the mirror; taken with an Olympus E-M5

2016   Off the Wall: a juried small works show. The Umbrella Arts Gallery, Concord, MA.


2015   Artifact. ArtSpace, Maynard, MA. Juried by Katherine French.

2014   Senior Show. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME. Featuring the work of all Colby College senior art majors.

           A Body of Work. Harlow Gallery, Kennebec Valley Art Association, Hallowell, ME. Juried by Joe Klofas, Tanya Fletcher,                and Deborah Fahy.

           New on the Scene. Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH. Juried by Brett X.                    Gamache and Brian Chu.


           Student-Teacher Exhibition. Common Street Art Gallery, Waterville, ME. 

Career-related Experience

Collections Intern for Vertebrate and Invertebrate Paleontology Departments

Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology

Cambridge, MA

September 2014-January 2015

Curatorial Intern

Colby College Museum of Art

Waterville, ME

February 2013-May 2014

Lunder Consortium for Whistler Studies Curatorial Intern

Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Washington, D.C.

Summer 2013


Whistler and the World: The Lunder Collection of James McNeill Whistler. Essay contribution. Colby College Museum of Art. November 2015.


Trevor Paglan's "Last Pictures." The Lantern, Colby College Museum of Art blog. October 2014. LINK.


Almost Perfect: Maud Franklin and Whistler's Wistful Impressions. Bento, Freer|Sackler Gallery blog, Smithsonian Institution. July 2013. LINK.


May 2014. B.A. Studio Art. B.A. Biology. Cum Laude. Colby College, Waterville, ME. 


Newsletter & Membership Chair

Friends of the Acton Arboretum, Inc.

Acton, MA



"Magdalen Abe’s beautifully painted Heirlooms not only portrays artistic skill, but also comments upon the underlying premise of the show itself—that artifacts are vitally important to us as a culture and worthy of being passed down."

-Katherine French, Artifact juror

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