Malcolm Gay

Malcolm Gay covers visual and performing arts for the Globe. Before joining the paper in 2015, he wrote frequently for The New York Times, while also contributing to The Atlantic, Time, and several other publications. Named an Alicia Patterson Fellow in 2013, Gay has won numerous national journalism awards, including top honors from the James Beard Foundation, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, and the National Association of Black Journalists. His first book, “The Brain Electric,” was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in October 2015.

Latest stories

Julie Burros leaving post as Boston’s arts chief

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Julie Burros, whose signature achievement was the formation of the sweeping cultural plan known as Boston Creates, is joining a consulting firm.


Many Mass. arts organizations to benefit from Barr Foundation initiative

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ArtsAmplified is a six-year, $30 million initiative to support organizations across the commonwealth to create art and art experiences that have broad community impact.

1,200 artworks were stuffed into a 3-story Quincy home. Now a collection is unveiled

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James Pantages for decades stuffed cheap pieces into his home. Now, an appraiser says, “we could be looking at a $1 million collection.”

ICA to close show by controversial photographer Nicholas Nixon

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The museum is shutting the exhibit 10 days early following allegations in the Globe that he sexually harassed former models and students at MassArt.