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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Frame by Frame

Hank Willis Thomas’s slick image masks a closed door

By , Globe Staff

Hank Willis Thomas hides a sly message about race in the trappings of a slick, advertising-inspired image in “Basketball and Chain.”


Michael Conforti’s success directing the Clark Art Institute

By , Globe Staff

As he approaches retirement, the director of the Clark Art Institute looks back on a period of sustained growth and financial challenge.

The ticket: Art

By , Globe Staff

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


Bradford enters MATRIX at Wadsworth Atheneum

By , Globe Staff

Commissioned to create a new piece for the Wadsworth Atheneum’s prestigious MATRIX series, Mark Bradford tore into the assignment with gusto.