Founded by artist Nan Goldin, the activist group P.A.I.N. criticized the potential settlement, which would protect the family’s personal wealth.
PAIN Sackler Activists Throw “Blood Money” and Stage Die-in Outside Purdue Pharma’s Bankruptcy Hearing
“We’re not going to stop until they personally face charges,” Nan Goldin, founder of PAIN Sackler, declared.
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.
New York State Launches Opioid Lawsuit, Naming Sacklers and Purdue Pharma
The NY Attorney General filed the updated lawsuit, which calls the Sackler family’s art philanthropy a tactic to “whitewash their decades-long success in profiting at New Yorkers’ expense.”
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.
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.