New Film Focuses on the Massive Collection and Donation of Contemporary Works from the Herbert and Dorothy Vogel Collection

September 3rd, 2013

Herb and Dorothy 50x50 Film Poster, via Film WebsiteOver 40 years, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel built up a collection of some of the most significant contemporary artworks of the post-war contemporary era, paid for on meager working class salaries as a postal worker and librarian.  By the time of Herbert’s death last year, the couple had amassed a collection well over 4,000 works, half of which they set about donating to 50 institutions in each of the fifty states.  A new film by director Megumi Sasaki, titled Herb and Dorothy 50×50, will be released soon, the second film to focus on the story of the couple’s love for art, and the process of donation to museums across the country.Read more at the Film Website