July 19th, 2009. 3:00 p.m.
Herb & Dorothy, a film that proves “you don’t have to be a Rockefeller to collect art,” will be screened at Miami Art Museum only one afternoon this summer. The film, directed by Megumi Sasaki, is based on a unique couple, Herb and Dorothy Vogel, whose collection of contemporary art is world-renowned. Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, lived modestly and began collecting art in the early 1960s before Minimalist and Conceptual Art were widely recognized.
Over the past 30 years, the Vogels compiled a legendary art collection with limited means. They purchased works by unknown artists who subsequently achieved acclaim, such as Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Sol LeWitt and Chuck Close. The film documents the beginning of the Vogels’ life as art collectors and portrays their remarkable history. Herb & Dorothy will be shown at Miami Art Museum, in the auditorium. Viewing of the film is free with Museum admission.
In addition to the film screening, a selection of works from The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States is on display as part of Miami Art Museum’s Recent Acquisitions exhibition (March 13 through October 11, 2009). With the help of the National Gallery of Art, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Miami Art Museum was selected as the one museum in Florida to receive a gift of works of art from the Vogel collection.
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