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Boston Globe Art Critic Sebastian Smee Wins Pulitzer Prize




Boston Globe art critic Sebastien Smee speaking in the Globe newsroom on Apr. 18, 2011. (Boston.com)

Boston Globe art critic Sebastien Smee speaking in the Globe newsroom on Apr. 18, 2011. (Boston.com)

Sebastian Smee, art critic for The Boston Globe, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism yesterday.

Sebastian Smee, art critic for The Boston Globe, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism yesterday. Reflecting on the award, Smee praised the Globe for "a belief that the arts matter, and that good writing about the arts is going to be an important part of newspapers as they evolve."

It’s great to see him and the Globe recognized in this way.  

Smee's thoughts on connoisseurship and Asia Society's Rockefeller Collection, in a review of our Asian Journeys: Collecting Art in Post-War America exhibition that toured the McMullen Museum of Art last year, are worth a read.

Here's a brief video excerpt of his comments to the Globe's newsroom.