New Perspectives Film Series:
Herb & Dorothy
Saturday, April 14, 7:30-9:30 pm
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. From the early 1960s, they began collecting works from what became world-renowned painters including Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, Robert and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, and Lawrence Weiner. After 30 years of and more than 2,000 pieces stored in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment, they gave almost their entire collection to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. HERB & DOROTHY is directed by first time filmmaker Megumi Sasaki. The film received the Golden Starfish Award for the Best Documentary Film and Audience Award from the 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival. Suggested donation of $5. Refreshments served. The New Perspectives Documentary series is programmed and moderated by Ms. Smith-Harris. Registration highly recommended.