Guggenheim Museum Removes Toxic Sackler Name

Guggenheim Museum Removes Toxic Sackler Name

New York City’s Guggenheim Museum is the latest cultural institution to remove the Sackler family name from its building. The Sackler family’s billions were accumuated over the dead bodies of 841,000 Americans who overdosed on the Oxycontin opioids pushed by their pharmaceutical company. The Sacklers shared some of their loot – and their name – with cultural institutionshospitals, and universities, which are now beginning to wake up and smell the Narcan. The Sackler name and blood money have now been recognized as poison.


“Guggenheim Removes Sackler Name Over Ties to Opioid Crisis,” Zachary Small, New York Times

“The Guggenheim Museum, Which Long Resisted Calls to Drop the Sackler Name, Has Finally Quietly Removed It,” Sarah Cascone, Artnet News



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