The Easel

Art institutions should stop virtue-signalling about funding and focus on what they’re showing

Here is a vehemently different view of the arts patronage issue. How do we know that the Sacklers are morally “worse” than other donors? Institutions have been accepting their money for years. To reject it now is simply “over-politicisation”. The arts “are fast becoming just one more vehicle through which to strike moral poses, regardless of whether they have much real effect.”