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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Art Review

At the MFA, a Native American collection in progress

By , Globe Staff

A new exhibition dives into an under-explored trove of the museum’s collection, with what appears to be a mea culpa: We’ve done too little, for too long. That changes now.

Here come the selfies: ICA acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

By , Globe Staff

The Japanese artist has rocketed to superstardom with dazzling, mirror-lined installations brimming with otherworldly color and light — must-haves for many people’s social-media checklists. But that leaves out a darker story.

Critic’s Notebook

At Mass MoCA, Titus Kaphar leads us back from the abyss

By , Globe Staff

The MacArthur “genius” grant recipient joins a lineage of African-American artists whose work has shed light on hidden histories.

Art Review

At the ICA, Jason Moran plays a different tune

By , Globe Staff

The acclaimed jazz composer gets a museum exhibition of his own.