The “Sackler” Name will be Removed from Metropolitan Museum of Art Wing

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Most well-known for its role as the meeting place of the Met Gala, the “Sackler Wing” of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will be renamed. According to an article in The New Yorker, the Sackler family of Purdue Pharma—best known as the maker of OxyContin, one of the primary motivating forces behind the current opioid crisis—has been engulfed in controversy surrounding the business practices of the pharmaceutical. Other museums, universities, and galleries are named for the Sacklers around the world, and many of these institutions have been waiting for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s move concerning the name of the wing.

Read more in The New Yorker.