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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Harvard Art Museums look at the long, dark road of migration

By , Globe Staff

A new exhibition examines ideas of displacement and belonging apart from our current moment.

Art Review

At Mass MoCA, an artist’s border wall rises to meet America’s divisive history

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“Us and Them,” from the Mexican-American artist Erre, points out that divisive rhetoric is as old as America itself.

Art Review

At the MFA, German artist Katharina Grosse contends with Jackson Pollock

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A new work by Katharina Grosse hangs alongside Jackson Pollock’s “Mural.” Just don’t call it a response.

Murray Whyte | Critic’s Notebook

On the walls at Harvard museums, they’re calling out art’s racist and sexist history

By , Globe Staff

The museums are slowly editing wall labels to reflect neglected chapters of art history.