The activists are calling on the governor to establish overdose prevention centers to combat the growing opioid epidemic.
Louvre Removed Sackler Name From Its Walls and Website
President of the Louvre Museum Jean-Luc Martinez denied any connection between the decision and a recent PAIN Sackler protest outside the museum.
Smithsonian Rejects Senator’s Request to Remove Sackler Name From Building
Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch wrote Senator Jeff Merkley that the Smithsonian is legally bound to maintain the name of Arthur M. Sackler.
The Metropolitan Museum Will Suspend Accepting Gifts from Sackler Family
The American Museum of Natural History also confirmed that it has stopped taking donations from the Sacklers associated with Purdue Pharma.
In a Satirical Segment About the Opioid Epidemic, John Oliver Calls Out the Sackler Family
“The Sacklers love putting their names on things. Although until very recently they have been miraculously good at keeping their name off the opioid crisis,” Oliver quipped in the segment, making note of Nan Goldin’s art world protests against the family.
Artists and Drug Policy Activists Protest FDA’s Role in Opioid Crisis
Nan Goldin was among the artist-activists who gathered in Washington, DC to demand the FDA address the “public health impact of the opioid crisis.”
Sacklers and Purdue Pharma Pay $270 Million to Settle Oklahoma Opioid Lawsuit [UPDATED]
The art philanthropist family, though not named in the lawsuit, will contribute $75 million to fund a new addiction treatment and research center at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa.
After Growing Scrutiny, UK’s Sackler Trust Suspends Philanthropic Donations
The suspension follows last week’s announcements that the Guggenheim and Tate will no longer accept funds from the Sackler family.
Guggenheim Museum “Does Not Plan to Accept Any Gifts” from the Sackler Family
The announcement follows a similar decision by Tate, announced yesterday, that the institution will no longer accept funds from the Sacklers, owners of Purdue Pharma.
Tate Will No Longer Accept Donations from the Sackler Family, Setting New Precedent
The major decision comes just days after London’s National Portrait Gallery decided to not accept a $1.3 million donation from the Sackler Trust.
Politicians Urge Victoria & Albert Museum to Return £500,000 Grant to Sackler Heiress
“Profiting from addiction is never ethical,” said one Scottish Labor politician. “Transparency around donations is really important as no city or community wants to benefit from the suffering of others.”
Sackler Scion Doesn’t Think the Opioid Epidemic Her Family Profited From Should Impact Her
Responding to a New York Times story about her fashion brand, Joss Sackler accused the publication of “patriarchal efforts” aiming “to undermine women’s empowerment.”