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 Peabody Essex, reviving the messy history of Jacob Lawrence’s ‘The American Struggle’

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The entire 30-panel series is on view for the first time since 1956.

ART REVIEW

At the ICA’s 2019 Foster Prize exhibition, an artist breaks out with A Father’s Lullaby’

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The biennial prize selected four Boston-area artists, with one clear standout.

ART REVIEW

At the Portland Art Museum, a hit show raises hard questions about N.C. Wyeth

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The beloved illustrator enjoyed a successful career as a commercial artist. Did it kill his dream of being taken seriously?

ART REVIEW

In Portland, art star Ragnar Kjartansson sets capitalism ablaze with ‘Scenes From Western Culture’

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These slickly produced videos have little in common with fan favorite ‘The Visitors.’