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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In this sunny painting, a rich history about race on Martha’s Vineyard

By , Globe Staff

In 1940, painter Loïs Mailou Jones captured a landscape and so much more.


How the Maine coastline shaped the painter Alex Katz

By , Globe Staff

In the mid 20th century, he honed his sensibilities alongside the huge skies and dark waters.


Glimpsing the life we once knew at the reopened Portland Art Museum

By , Globe Staff

Our critic dropped in just as the museum was welcoming back visitors.


5 digital museum tours to tide you over

By , Globe Staff

Some of the finest museums in Massachusetts will reopen soon. But first, check out these superlative virtual exhibitions from around the globe.