The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States

  • Feb 26, 2011 – May 8, 2011
  • The Gregory D. Ivy Gallery, The Weatherspoon Guild Gallery
Alexis Rockman, "Untitled", 1996, watercolor and silver spray paint on
board, 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty
Works for Fifty States.

In 2008 the Weatherspoon Art Museum was gifted 50 works on paper from the collection of New Yorkers Dorothy and Herbert Vogel. A retired postmaster and librarian, the Vogels began collecting contemporary art in the early 1960s, developing close relationships with many of the artists whose works they acquired. With the help of the National Gallery of Art, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the couple decided to gift 2,500 works from their collection of 4,000+ to public institutions throughout the nation, calling the program The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States. The Vogel's generous donation to the Weatherspoon is celebrated in this exhibition that features the work of Stephen Antonakos, Robert Barry, Lynda Benglis, McWillie Chambers, Charles Clough, Richard Francisco, Don Hazlitt, Jene Highstein, Ralph Iwamoto, Bill Jensen, Stephen Kaltenbach, Steve Keister, Alain Kirili, Michael Lucero, Joseph Nechvatal, Richard Nonas,  Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf, Judy Rifka, Alexis Rockman, Lori Taschler, Daryl Trivieri, Richard Tuttle, and Mario Yrissary.

Funding for this exhibition was made possible through the generous support of Bob and Lissa Shelley McDowell.

Images shown are from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Learn more about the Vogels at www.vogel5050.org.

Related programs:

Film: Herb and Dorothy • Sun February 27 @ 2pm + Thu March 3 @ 6:30pm

Noon @ the Spoon • Tue April 12 @ 12pm

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