Vogel 50×50: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection – Fifty Works for Fifty States

                            website:  http://vogel5050.org/

                 exhibitions:  http://vogel5050.org/#exhibitions

      participating institutions:  http://vogel5050.org/#institutions

                           Dorothy and Herbert Vogel at The Clocktower with a drawing by Philip Pearlstein behind them, 1975. Photograph by Nathaniel Tileston. © Nathaniel Tileston, 2008.

Civil servants by profession without independent financial means, Dorothy and Herbert Vogel acquired some 4,000 objects, primarily drawings, from the time of their marriage in 1962. Today these works constitute one of the most remarkable collections of contemporary art in America.

Frequently referred to as collectors of minimal and conceptual art, the Vogels always had a more expansive reach: art rooted in abstract expressionism (Michael Goldberg and Charles Clough), innovative post-minimalist approaches (Richard Francisco and Pat Steir), and diverse figurative directions (Will Barnet and Mark Kostabi). 

The Vogel 50×50 site brings together 2,500 contemporary artworks that were distributed throughout the nation as part of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States gift. Currently, 1,818 of 2,500 artworks have beenpublished on the site, and more are continuously added.

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