The New York Times and Hyperallergic have reported that the Guggenheim Museum museum does not plan to accept Sackler Family money moving forward. The Guggenheim is the third major museum to announce it is rejecting Sackler funding in three days. The National Portrait Gallery and Tate group of museums in England announced earlier this week.
According to Hyperallergic, the Guggenheim confirmed the following:
“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum received a total of $7 million in gifts from members of the Mortimer D. Sackler family initiated in 1995 and paid out through 2006 to establish and support the Sackler Center for Arts Education, which serves approximately 300,000 youth, adults, and families each year. An additional $2 million was received between 1999 and 2015 to support the museum. No contributions from the Sackler family have been received since 2015. No additional gifts are planned, and the Guggenheim does not plan to accept any gifts.”