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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Critic’s Notebook

MFA director: ‘We are imperfect, and we need to . . . raise our standards’

By , Globe Staff

Matthew Teitelbaum wants to transform the Museum of Fine Arts into an institution that reflects the world outside its doors. Now he’s facing a nightmare scenario that underscores how difficult that can be.

A Whitney Biennial that speaks in urgent whispers

By , Globe Staff

Serious, subdued, and driven by artworks made by hand, this year’s installment simmers more than it boils over.


Was Jeff Koons’s balloon bunny worth a record $91 million?

By , Globe Staff

The poster boy of art-world excess, Koons set a contemporary-art price record at auction on Wednesday night. Here’s why.

Summer Arts Preview 2019

Art picks: Close to the sea, after Stonewall, at war

By , Globe Staff

Work by artists from Renoir to Winslow Homer to Jackson Pollock will be on view this season.