Malcolm Gay

Malcolm Gay covers visual and performing arts for the Globe. Before joining the paper in 2015, he wrote frequently for The New York Times, while also contributing to The Atlantic, Time, and several other publications. Named an Alicia Patterson Fellow in 2013, Gay has won numerous national journalism awards, including top honors from the James Beard Foundation, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, and the National Association of Black Journalists. His first book, “The Brain Electric,” was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in October 2015.

Latest stories

Peabody Essex Museum gains ownership of controversial collection

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The collection had been the subject of federal warnings over the violation of a law governing the return of sacred objects to native peoples.

Massachusetts Cultural Council blasts Berkshire Museum over decision to sell art

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The MCC called the plan “a violation of the Museum’s public trust” and has put “a hold” on a $22,000 grant to the museum.

MFA partners with Japanese retailer Uniqlo

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Museum officials hope the 10-year partnership will showcase the MFA’s celebrated collection of Japanese art.

Ambitious Rhode Island music fest ends in failure of ‘epic proportions’

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The Newport Contemporary Music Series boasted a star-studded lineup, but it cratered amid charges of broken promises, rank amateurism, and more than $100,000 in unpaid musicians fees.