Arts Reporter

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 and, among 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 book, “The Brain Electric,” is scheduled for publication by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in October 2015.

Latest stories


Local music students will lift their bows at LA music fest

By , Globe Staff

Students from Boston String Academy, a nonprofit that provides music instruction to underprivileged kids, were selected to play at a prestigious festival with superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel.

Cutler had powerful effect on city’s arts landscape

By , Globe Staff

Cutler’s generosity to the Boston-area arts organizations he championed was legendary.

MFA pairs Matisse’s art with objects of his affection

By , Globe Staff

“Matisse in the Studio,” a lush, career-spanning exhibition of the work of Henri Matisse, opens April 9 at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Arts leaders march to State House to seek more funding for culture

By , Globe Staff

Hundreds of arts advocates from around Massachusetts are descending on Beacon Hill as part of Arts Matter Advocacy Day.