Sebastian Smee

Smee, an art critic for the Globe, was awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Criticism. He previously wrote for a number of publications in London and Sydney. Smee is the author of five books on Lucian Freud, and one on Matisse and Picasso.

Smee’s Frame by Frame columns

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Sebastian Smee | Critic’s Notebook

Renoir protest at MFA is funny, but sophomoric

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Let’s be real: The “protest” was not so much a protest as a coordinated cry for attention.

Frame by Frame

Seldom-seen bust displayed to honor curator’s sacrifice

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The Museum of Fine Arts will show a funerary bust from Palmyra to honor the memory of Khaled al-Asaad, a Syrian archeologist killed by ISIS.

art review

Dynamic Dutch society, captured on canvas in superb MFA show

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Including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Hals as well as a host of lesser-known masters, “Class Distinctions” is the finest group exhibition mounted in Boston in over a decade.

The ticket: Art

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Sebastian Smee’s picks for noteworthy art exhibitions on view this week in Boston and the surrounding area.