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The Campaign Against Sackler Family Cash In The Arts World May Have Reached A Turning Point

“The debate over how organizations should handle donations from members of the Sackler family has intensified in recent weeks after the revelation that specific individuals like Richard, former chairman and president of Purdue Pharma, played a far more extensive role in promoting OxyContin than previously known.” – Inside Philanthropy
Tags: Art, Richard, Issues, Purdue Pharma, Sackler, 02.19.19

Nan Goldin Threatens Boycott of National Portrait Gallery Over Sackler Family Support

Nan Goldin will turn down a retrospective of her work at Britain’s National Portrait Gallery if it accepts a gift of £1 million from the Sackler family, threatening to boycott the gallery over its involvement in the manufacture of OxyContin.  “I will not do the show,” Goldin says. “I have been invited to have a retrospective at […]
Tags: Art, News, Britain, National Portrait Gallery, Art News, Minipost, Nan Goldin, Goldin, Sackler, Nan Goldin Threatens Boycott

What Are Museums To Do About The Sackler Name They Have Everywhere?

The Sackler family has been giving millions to art institutions for half a century. Now they, and the recipients of their generosity, are coming under heavy pressure from activists protesting the opioid crisis, because the Sacklers own Purdue Pharma, which has made and marketed OxyContin for 23 years. Thing is, many different Sacklers have been donors, and not all of them have had any involvement with OxyContin. Reporter Peggy McGlone looks into the issue. – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Visual, Purdue Pharma, Sackler, Peggy McGlone, Sacklers, 02.13.19

The Politics of Sponsorship - a new reality for art galleries and museums

Sackler is a name I associated with sponsorship of the Arts. This is because Dr Arthur M Sackler who was a physician, scientist was also an art collector who endowed institutions of learning and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Sackler, Making A Mark, Arthur M Sackler

Protesters Hit Guggenheim For Its Sackler Family Ties

As fake OxyContin prescription slips fell from the upper walkways of the Guggenheim Museum, protesters explained this action against the museum, which has accepted rather a lot of money from the Sackler family, “was a response to a recently disclosed statement by Richard Sackler, the son of a Purdue [Pharma] founder, who said years ago that OxyContin’s launch would be ‘followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Guggenheim Museum, Purdue, Richard Sackler, Sackler, 02.09.19

Anti-opioid protesters target New York's Guggenheim over Sackler family link

Demonstrators call on museum to refuse donations from the owners of OxyContinUS art photographer and activist Nan Goldin brought the Guggenheim Museum in New York to a standstill on Saturday night as thousands of fake prescriptions were dropped into the atrium to protest against the institution’s acceptance of donations from the family who owns the maker of OxyContin – the prescription painkiller at the root of America’s opioids crisis.Tourists and locals gawped in confusion as Goldin and fellow...
Tags: Art, New York, Drugs, America, US news, Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, Nan Goldin, Purdue Pharma, Goldin, Opioids, Sackler, Opioids crisis

Protests Lead to Calls for Removing Sackler Family Name from Harvard Buildings

Following the continued protests against the Sackler Family, a number of politicians and activists are pressuring Harvard to remove the Sackler name from a number of its buildings, including its arts museum. The news comes a day after The Met announced it was reviewing its gift acceptance policies over similar criticism and legal threats. Read more at Artforum
Tags: Art, News, Harvard, Art News, Minipost, Sackler, Sackler Family, Harvard Buildings

Met Reviewing Gift Acceptance Policies After Sackler Lawsuit

Following the ongoing controversy involving the Sackler family’s gifts to many American institutions and their ties to the drug OxyContinn, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is re-assessing its gift acceptance policy, the Art Newspaper reports. “The Sackler family has been connected with The Met for more than a half century,” says museum president […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Minipost, Sackler

Smithsonian To Go Ahead With This Weekend’s Saudi-Sponsored Festival Despite Khashoggi Disappearance

“Saudi Aramco donated $175,000 for the Arab Culture Weekend and other family programs at the Freer and Sackler galleries, the Smithsonian’s Asian art museums. The event opens amid an international backlash against Saudi leaders following the Oct. 2 disappearance and alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The writer was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.”
Tags: Art, Smithsonian, Issues, Saudi Aramco, Sackler, Jamal Khashoggi, 10.16.18

Nan Goldin Profiled in New York Times

Nan Goldin is profiled in the New York Times this month, as she reflects on her recovery from opioid addiction, and her newfounded protest pieces against the Sackler family, which has benefitted from the widespread prescription of OxyContin.  “I had heard it was a really evil drug, but I didn’t think it would do me,” she says. “I […]
Tags: Art, News, New York Times, Art News, Minipost, Nan Goldin, Sackler, Nan Goldin Profiled

The Sackler Protests Continue, This Time In DC

On Thursday, the Nan Goldin-led group PAIN traveled to the capital to protest the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery of Art. Goldin said, "We are here to call out all of the Sacklers. ... The Sackler brothers built an empire of pain."
Tags: Art, Smithsonian, Dc, Visual, Nan Goldin, Sackler, 04.26.18, Sackler Gallery of Art Goldin

Nan Goldin Leads Protest Against Opiod Addiction at The Met

Nan Goldin was at the forefront of a protest at The Met this week, calling attention to the money donated to The Met by the Sackler family, who profited heavily from the sale of the highly addictive OxyContin painkiller.  Goldin kicked a deep addiction to the drug over the last three years. “We are artists, activists, addicts,” she shouted […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Nan Goldin, Goldin, Sackler, Nan Goldin Leads Protest Against Opiod Addiction

The Sackler Family - The Ones Who Gave Us OxyContin - Are Targets Of Protest At The Met

Led by photographer Nan Goldin, who was addicted to OxyContin for three years, "protesters brandished black banners with the phrases 'Shame on Sackler' and 'Fund Rehab' and hurled yellow pill bottles with white labels that read 'OxyContin' and 'prescribed to you by the Sacklers' into the wing’s reflecting pool."
Tags: Art, Visual, Nan Goldin, Sackler, 03.10.18

Nan Goldin Confronts Sackler Family Over Pharmaceutical Fortune

Nan Goldin is confronting the makers of painkiller OxyContin, after battling a painkiller addiction that nearly killed her, condemning the Sackler family’s continued support of arts institutions around the globe. “Your own skin revolts against you,” she said. “Every part of yourself is in terrible pain.” Read more at NYT
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Nan Goldin, Sackler

Sackler Family Donations Raise Ethical Questions Over Museum Endowments

As reports of the Sackler family, whose fortune is tied tightly to the sale of OxyContin, donations to various art museums and institutions, the New York Times asks if it might be necessary for museums to vet their donation funds. “We regularly assess our funding activities to ensure best practice,” says Zoë Franklin, a spokeswoman for the Victoria and […]
Tags: Art, News, New York Times, Victoria, Art News, Minipost, Sackler, Zoë Franklin

Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

The issue of how museums raise their money has resurfaced in the case of the Sacklers, a family of philanthropists whose company developed OxyContin.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, Museum, Family Business, American Museum of Natural History, Guggenheim, Brooklyn Museum, Purdue Pharma, Raymond Sackler, Victoria and Albert Museum, Sackler, London (England, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Solomon R, OxyContin (Drug

Sackler Family Profiled in New Yorker

The New Yorker has a profile in the Sackler family this week, the reclusive family who has donated to many of the world’s most prestigious arts institutions, and whose fortune stems at least in part from the current proliferation of opioid pain medication currently causing widespread addiction problems in the United States and around the globe. “Their name […]
Tags: Art, News, United States, New Yorker, Art News, Minipost, Sackler

Art Review: ‘The Art of the Qur’an,’ a Rare Peek at Islam’s Holy Text

This exhibition of 60 lavishly illuminated books is the first major United States display of handwritten copies of the text.
Tags: Art, News, United States, Gallery, Islam, Sackler

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