Saturday, February 9, 2019

Guggenheim Protest

Tonight protesters targeted the Guggenheim Museum, distributing leaflets, holding a die-in at the gallery and then marching down Fifth Avenue carrying a barrier that read “Shame on Sackler.” The demonstrators demanded that the museum sever ties with the Sackler family, over their connection to Purdue Pharma, the makers of OxyContin, a drug at the centre of the Opioid Crisis.

The Sackler family donated funds for multimedia labs and lecture theatres at the Guggenheim. An 8,200-square foot area was opened to the public in 2001, and is named the Sackler Center for Arts Education.

Last year protestors held an event an the Metropolitan Museum of Art, decrying it's connection to the wealthy family, throwing mock pill bottles into the moat at the Temple of Dendur ― housed in the museum’s Sackler wing ― which were labeled: “Prescribed to you by the Sackler Family.”

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