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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MFA receives giant gift of Chinese art

By , Globe Staff

Wan-go H.C. Weng has donated his family’s collection of 183 works of art — spanning 13 centuries and five dynasties of Chinese Imperial rule.

Photography Review

You probably remember Ansel Adams from dorm-room calendars. But there’s much more

By , Globe Staff

You’ve seen Ansel Adams’s famous photographs before. Now, in a sprawling exhibition at the MFA that opens Thursday, his visions — and that of other artists — are on display.

Art Review

With Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore, seeing double and thinking twice

By , Globe Staff

In an arresting video piece at the Museum of Fine Arts, artist Candice Breitz enlists A-list celebrities to tell the stories of six refugees, highlighting our outsize attention span for the famous — and our lack of it for everything else.

Art Review

Andy Warhol, beyond the limelight

By , Globe Staff

A new retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art of the best-known artist of our time looks past the apex of his fame to craft the fullest portrait yet.