Better Read #038 – Artists Sackler Letter

Patrick Radden Keefe reports in the New Yorker that Nan Goldin and her activist organization P.A.I.N. delivered a letter [pdf] from a growing list of contemporary artists to the trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art last month, calling on them to remove the Sackler name from the walls and spaces of the museum. On Wednesday, that is exactly what happened; the Met announced the removal yesterday.

The text of the letter, and its signatories as of November 15, 2021, is read here by a computer-generated voice.

An Astounding List of Artists Helped Persuade The Met to Remove The Sackler Name []
Artist Letter To The Met Trustees [, pdf]