Documentary Film: Herb & Dorothy 50x50
11/21/2013, 7:00 PM to 8:35 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members & students with valid i.d./Free with VIP Film Pass map
It all began in a
one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. A world-class contemporary art collection
built by a postal clerk and a librarian that outgrew its modest home, has now
spread throughout America.
Herb & Dorothy 50X50, a follow-up
to the award-winning documentary Herb
& Dorothy, tells the story of a remarkable new chapter in the life of
the legendary art collecting couple Herb and Dorothy Vogel, through their
historical gift project, The Dorothy and
Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States. The Brooks was selected
as the recipient for the fifty objects gifted to Tennessee, and an exhibition,
also entitled The Dorothy and Herbert
Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States and drawn from that gift, will be
on view in our Kraft Gallery from December 14 though April 20.
Sixteen years after Herb and Dorothy transferred their entire collection to the
National Gallery of Art, the number of works had doubled to over 4,000. The
Gallery, one of the largest art institutions in the country and where the Vogel
collection was supposed to find its permanent home, found that the abundance of
work was more than they can handle. And so the national gift project, which
will distribute 50 works to each of the 50 states, was launched as a creative,
and unprecedented solution. The story of the 50X50 gift project, one of the largest
and the most significant philanthropic projects in American art history, is not
just about the values of art collecting. It also reflects the far-reaching
impact of the Vogels’ humanitarian work, and the power of experimenting with a
democratic process in the art world.
Director: Megumi Sasaki | 2013 | U.S.A. | 93 minutes
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