Goldin says she was invited to host a retrospective of her work at the National Portrait Gallery but will refuse to participate if they accept the hefty donation from the Sackler family.
PAIN Sackler Storms Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museums for Financial Ties to Opioid Manufacturers
The drug policy advocates, led by photographer Nan Goldin, held a covert die-in at the Guggenheim, then marching to the Met to publicly protest on its steps.
Artist Drops Massive Opioid Spoon at Entrance of Another Sackler-Owned Drug Manufacturer
The Sackler family founded Rhodes Pharma in 2007, just months after pleading guilty to criminal charges that their family company, Purdue Pharma, had mismarketed OxyContin.
After Sacklers Named in Opioid Lawsuit, Met Museum Says It Will Review Its Donation Policy
The Met’s Sackler Wing has become a site of protest due to its association with the late co-founders of Purdue Pharma, who have been revealed as conscious contributors to the opioid epidemic.
Nan Goldin Selling Signed Prints for $100 to Fight the Opioid Crisis
The artist is donating proceeds from the sale, a collaboration between Magnum Photos and the Aperture Foundation, to her activist group PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now).
Nan Goldin Releases Statement on the Sacklers’ Patent of “Anti-Opioid” Drug
“Maybe they can patent a funeral parlor next.”
Nan Goldin and P.A.I.N. Sackler Protest the Opioid Crisis at Harvard’s Sackler Museum
The photographer, along with health activists and Harvard medical students, organized a die-in in the atrium outside the Arthur M. Sackler Museum in Cambridge, MA.
Elizabeth A. Sackler Supports Nan Goldin in Her Campaign Against OxyContin
The cultural philanthropist says she stands in solidarity with those calling on another branch of the Sackler family to answer for its role in the opioid epidemic.
Our Incomplete List of Cultural Institutions and Initiatives Funded by the Sackler Family
The secretive family whose pharmaceutical company hid the addictive effects of OxyContin also funds dozens of museums and universities.
How Some of the World’s Biggest Art Patrons Contributed to the Opioid Crisis
The Sackler family funds spaces in several major museums, including the Guggenheim, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The pharmaceutical titans also contributed to the US’s crushing opioid epidemic.