Herb & Dorothy

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Herb & Dorothy


Wednesday Apr 06 01:00 PM
Wednesday Apr 06 07:30 PM
Thursday Apr 07 01:00 PM
Thursday Apr 07 07:30 PM
Friday Apr 08 01:00 PM
Friday Apr 08 07:30 PM



About the Film:

Director: Megumi Sasaki
USA, 2008, 91 min.

Learn the fascinating back story to the exhibition Exquisitely Modern: 50 Works from Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. Director Megumi Sasaki tells the extraordinary tale of how a postal clerk and a librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library built one of the most important private collections of contemporary work on paper in existence. In the early 1960s, Herb and Dorothy Vogel began purchasing the works of unknown artists—Sol LeWitt, Chuck Close, Lawrence Weiner—most of whom went on to world renown. They followed two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries. 

"They almost like alcoholic," Christo says of the couple's thirst for acquiring art.

Herb & Dorothy won Best Documentary and the Golden Starfish Award at the 2008 Hamptons Film Festival, and took the Audience Award at the 2008 SilverDocs Film Festival.

Learn from an expert: Theresa Papanikolas, Academy Curator of European and American Art, will introduce the film and be available for a Q+A after the screening on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30pm.

See the trailer.

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