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In 2008, legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made an announcement that stunned the art world. Known and loved as a retired postal worker (Herb) and librarian (Dorothy) who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, the Vogels gave a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all 50 states. In other words, 50 works of art to 50 states.
As a follow-up to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, Herb & Dorothy 50×50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society.
This Friday will be the New York Premier of Herb & Dorothy 50×50. Tickets are available for this IFC Center event, September 13-19, as well as for a series of Q&As with Martin Johnson, Cristo, Dorothy Vogel and others.