Art Critic

Murray Whyte

Murray Whyte is the Globe’s art critic. He comes to the Globe from Toronto, where he spent a decade in the same position at the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and where he recently won a National Newspaper Award for his critical writing.

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Violence and verve, on view at the ICA

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There’s a continuum of carnage in Huma Bhabha’s artwork. It’s also exuberant, dynamic, and playfully alive.

Art Review

A fresh view of the Caribbean, beyond the sunshine daydreams

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A show at the Portland Museum of Art captures the complexities not visible in tourist brochures.

Art Review

With ‘Redoubt,’ a cosmic reset button for Matthew Barney

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The film, more than two hours of dialogue-free loose narrative, is a sparse paean to the Sawtooth mountain range, the big nature of the artist’s youth.

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A history of slavery, vividly alive in the present at Harvard

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Artist Kara Walker’s work at the Harvard Art Museums addresses the violent legacy of American enslavement. On campus these days, it has plenty of company.