Monday, April 12, 2010

Film Screening at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

On April 15th from 5pm - 7pm there will be a free and open to the public film screening at the Art Museum on College Street.  Details below:

Film screening: HERB & DOROTHY
directed by Megumi Sasaki.

HERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with
very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist
and Conceptual Art, Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb’s salary to purchase art they liked, and living on Dorothy’s paycheck alone, they
continued collecting artworks guided by 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; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists. Their circle includes: Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert
Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, and Lawrence Weiner.
Admission is free thanks to the JCSM Business Partners.

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