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The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States

Jan. 29 – Aug. 27, 2011 


Herbert Vogel, a retired postal clerk and his wife, Dorothy, a former librarian, spent 45 years and their life savings collecting contemporary American art. Recognizing their collection would be too unwieldy for one institution, and with a desire to share their collection broadly, they developed The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States through the National Gallery in Washington, DC. Over the last few years, 50 works of art have been distributed to public collections in each of the 50 states. The University of Wyoming Art Museum was chosen as the Wyoming participant in the program.


The works included in the Art Museum’s collection are representative of the Vogel's’ interest in Minimalist, Conceptualist, and post-1960's art, including artists such as Post-Minimalist Richard Tuttle (b.
1941), Abstract artist Gregory Amenoff (b. 1948), Minimalist Robert Mangold (b. 1937), and Funk Ceramicist David Gilhooly (b. 1943). The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States presents a snapshot of the Vogel’s collection through their gift to the University of Wyoming. The entire gift to the Art Museum and other institutions can be viewed on the Vogel 50 x 50 website: http://vogel5050.org.

 

  • Funded in part by Cloud Peak Energy Resources, FMC Corporation, and the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum

Click here for The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States curricular guide.

 

Images:

Left:  Lucio Pozzi (American, b. 1935), Hanging Chair Series (part of one work in 50 parts), 1993, graphite, watercolor and ink on paper, 9-1/4 x 7-1/8 inches, University of Wyoming, 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 Na- tonal Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 2009.4.30

Top right:  Gregory Amenoff (American, b. 1948), Laumede # 16, 1997, gouache on paper, 12 x 9 inches, 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, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection (2009.4.1)

Bottom right:  David Gilhooly (American b. 1943), Frog Sandwich, 1977, painted ceramic, 4 1/8 x 3 5/8 x 3 3/4 inches, University of Wyoming Art Museum, 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, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Service


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