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Donations

Major coup for Paris’s Institut du Monde Arabe as it receives one of its biggest ever donations of works

Gallerist Claude Lemand and his wife France also set up a fund to support the museum

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Philanthropy

Sackler family—major cultural patrons—amassed $31.2m in offshore HSBC bank accounts, investigation finds

Mortimer Sackler opened a handful of accounts in Switzerland one month before federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma in 2005

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Museums

Dallas Museum of Art says thank you to a life-long patron

Institution recognises the “transformational” final gift of its late trustee Margaret McDermott with a special exhibition and new wall labels for more than 400 works she helped acquire

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Private Museums

Moscow's Garage Museum still going strong at ten, despite co-founders’ split

Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova will continue to fund their contemporary art museum

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Funding

Will museums stop accepting Sackler money in wake of Massachusetts lawsuit?

Eight members of the family are being sued for helping to fuel the opioid epidemic through their pharmaceutical company

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Philanthropy

Art for Justice Fund gives out $10m in new grants—including to art projects

The second round of funding will support works themed around incarceration by Xaviera Simmons, Hank Willis Thomas and Titus Kaphar, and a planned installation on the High Line

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Philanthropy

Russian billionaire’s Peri Foundation will keep paying for culture after arrest

It is business as usual, says the organisation’s director, as its founder, Ziyavudin Magomedov, remains in custody awaiting trial on racketeering charges

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Protest

Nan Goldin leads anti-opioid protest at the Met's Sackler Wing

In their first direct action, the artist and her activist group PAIN tossed prescription pill bottles labelled OxyContin into the moat surrounding the Temple of Dendur and staged a die-in

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Philanthropy

Meet the collector who signed away her masterpiece to reform the criminal justice system

Agnes Gund talks to us about how she uses her philanthropy to push for change

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Artists

Artists back Nan Goldin’s call to hold Sackler family to account over US opioid crisis

'Maybe the Sacklers don’t care, but we should give them the chance to discuss solutions, and if they rebuff, then f*** them'—Jeremy Deller

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Protest

Online petition demands Sacklers and Purdue Pharma pay for rehab centres and Narcan dispensers

The activist group founded by the artist Nan Goldin, who revealed her struggles with opioid addiction, says it intends to pressure museums to refuse the philanthropic family’s money

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Miami fairs raise funds for hurricane-hit artists

Art Center/South Florida has matched Art Basel donation

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Art Basel in Miami Beach

Design Miami award goes to artist-backed school in Africa

Art classes will be key to the school in Zambia, supported by Rashid Johnson and New York-based charitable foundation

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Prizes

Knight Foundation awards $2.5m in grants to realise 43 Miami art projects

Funding will help bring the Creative Time Summit to South Florida, back a show on the Cuban artist José Antonio Aponte, and finance a “wine club for art” subscription collecting service

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Philanthropy

Agnes Gund’s Art for Justice Fund awards $22m in grants to activist groups and social programmes

As well as backing arts-focused initiatives, the money will help support organisations working to make changes in government policy