you don’t have to be a rockefeller

2011 Update! Herb & Dorothy are a hit!

50X50, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary HERB & DOROTHY,

tells the story of a remarkable new chapter in the life of the legendary art collecting couple,

Herb and Dorothy Vogel, through their historical gift project,

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States.

Sixteen years after Herb and Dorothy transferred their entire collection to the National Gallery of Art, the number of works had doubled to over 4,000. The Gallery, one of the largest art institutions in the country and where the Vogel collection was supposed to find its permanent home, found that the abundance of work was more than they can handle. And so the national gift project, which will distribute 50 works to each of the 50 states, was launched as a creative, and unprecedented solution.


i can't wait until this documentary comes out!
  i've seen these two cutiepies
  several times on the pbs series art:21


  herb & dorothy vogel are art collectors:

  "With their modest means
  (he was a postal clerk, she, a librarian)
  the couple managed to build one of the most important
  contemporary art collections
  in history."

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