The V&A Dundee removed a plaque honoring the opioid-producing family but will not return more than half a million dollars in donations.
Advocates are asking the museum to reinstate two books aimed at LGBTQ+ youth and a poster that reads “Some people are Trans. Get over it!”
Warning of “toxic philanthropy,” activists gathered in the museum’s Sackler Courtyard, honoring the five people who die every day in the UK from opioid overdoses.
The museum acquired a selection of flags, prints, and designs by Extinction Rebellion, a recently formed environmental activist group, for its permanent collection.
The new attribution reignites a century-long debate over the authorship of “The Virgin with the Laughing Child,” a Renaissance-era statuette currently attributed to Antonio Rossellino.
The event, which costs £17 (~$22), might not have sat well with the communist painter.
LONDON — It’s always surprising when important artists get overlooked. It’s the case of Paul Strand in the UK, whose contribution to the history of photography might still slip away from the British public’s view.