Akron Art Museum Presents The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Ohio

AKRON, OH.- The Akron Art Museum has been very fortunate to be selected as the recipient of the Ohio gift of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States. The Vogels dedicated their lives to collecting works by more than 170 artists. The collection is on view from June 18th through October 16th, 2011. The remarkable story of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel has become the stuff of lore. He a postal clerk, she a reference librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library, who decided shortly after they married in 1962, to live on Dorothy’s salary and to devote Herb’s to purchasing art. Together they purchased thousands of artworks, cramming their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment floor to ceiling with art. Though the couple’s initial exposure to many artists was through gallery shows, they rarely purchased art from dealers. Instead, when they became inte

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