Posted on:March 17, 2016
Center for Art Law - You've Been Served - Dinner and a Movie Event
Leave your preconceived notions of art collectors at the door and join Center for Art Law as we screen the award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy. The film chronicles how Herbert and Dorothy Vogel became two of the most prolific art collectors in the United States while maintaining their day jobs as New York civil servants. Herb, a postal clerk, and Dorothy, a librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library, amassed one of the greatest post-1960's art collections in the nation - all while living off of Dorothy's income and dedicating Herb's to collecting art.
The film directed by Megumi Sasaki focuses the Vogel's rise as art collectors and provides a glimpse into their rent-controlled Upper East Side apartment, which is filled with conceptualist, minimalist, and post-minimalist works. Sasaki also focuses on the Vogel's charitable donation of their collection to the National Gallery of Art so the public could enjoy their works as much as the Vogels did.
After the screening, professionals practicing in museum administration and charitable donations will discuss the legal underpinnings of the Vogel's gifts to the arts institutions in the United States.
We invite you to learn more about Herb and Dorothy Vogel (wiki) and the films that honor their legacy ("Herb & Dorothy" -- NPR Film review; "Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50" -- The New York Times Film review).
More information about the event and ticket purchase is available here.
When: Wednesday, March 23rd
Where: Cardozo School of Law, 55 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10003
Time: 6:30-9:30 PM ET