Exquisitely Modern: 50 Works from Herbert and Dorothy Vogel

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    Herbert & Dorothy Vogel

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    Daryl Trivieri, American, born 1957, 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

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    Barbara Schwartz, American, 1948–2006, Vanger, 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

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February 17, 2011 - May 22, 2011
Henry Luce Gallery (28)


Exhibition Overview

In the fall of 2008, New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel gave the Academy 50 works from their important collection of contemporary art, all by American artists of international significance, including Robert Barry, Bill Jensen, Mark Kostabi, Joel Perlman, David Reed, Judy Rifka, and Richard Tuttle.



Their generous gift is part of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, an ambitious initiative coordinated with the assistance of the National Gallery of Art, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, with the goal of distributing 2,500 objects from the Vogel's extensive collection to a designated institution in each of the 50 states.

To celebrate this generous gift—and significant expansion of the Academy's holdings in mid-20th-century art—the Academy is organizing a major exhibition that will bring the Vogel collection together with related work from the Academy's permanent collection. An introduction to minimalist, post-minimalist, and conceptual art—and a glimpse into the collecting practice of an extraordinary couple—this exhibition will humanize the seemingly esoteric world of high modernism.

Funding for Exquisitely Modern: 50 Works from Herbert and Dorothy Vogel is made possible by the Waikiki Parc Hotel, Dr. Diane Chen and Dr. Jan Koch-Weser, Jim and Cherye Pierce and the Academy Guild.

Learn more about Herbert and Dorothy Vogel and their collection.

Programming:

Members' Gallery Talk: Theresa Papanikolas on the Vogel Collection 
Feb 23, 6pm
Academy Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikoas curated this exhibition. Hear her talk about working with the artists of the conceptual works that were produced for the exhibition, the Vogels and other inside information. This event is for Academy members only.

Film: Herb & Dorothy
April 6-8 at 1 and 7:30pm
Learn the extraordinary story of how this postal clerk and librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library built one of the most important private collections of contemporary work on paper in existence in this award-winning documentary. The couple followed two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries.
Theresa Papanikolas will introduce the film on April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Tour+Tea
March 9, 10, 13, 2:30pm

Exquisitely Modern: 50 Works from Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. Free with museum admission. Call 532-8700 to reserve a spot.

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States catalog is available in the Honolulu Musem of Art Shop and online.