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MoMA naming stirs outrage over Epstein ties

The Museum of Modern Art’s new wing — which has won praise for boosting displays of female artists — has also quietly named a new gallery after a wealthy couple with controversial ties to Jeffrey Epstein. The six-story, $450 million addition that opened last week expands MoMA’s gallery space by a third, with prominent placement given to artists like Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe and Diane Arbus. But on the fourth floor of the 102,000-square-foot addition, just to the west of its central “blade” staircase, stands a gallery named after Glenn Dubin, the 62-year-old founder of hedge fund Highbridge Capital, and his wife, Eva. In an explosive 2015 defamation suit unsealed in August, Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre claimed t ...