Herb & Dorothy 50X50 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art on Sept. 4

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be showing the 2013 film Dorothy and Herb, 50X50 at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 4, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. Following the film, famed art collector Dorothy Vogel, featured in the film together with her husband Herb, and Megumi Sasaki, producer and director of the film, will engage in a public question and answer discussion. The audience is invited to a reception at the Museum of Art immediately after the screening to meet and speak with Dorothy Vogel and Megumi Sasaki and to view the exhibition of a selection of works given to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art by Herb and Dorothy Vogel. The film and reception are open to the public.

Developed as the follow-up film to Megumi Sasaki’s award-winning documentary Herb & Dorothy (2008) that moved millions of art-lovers worldwide, Herb & Dorothy 50X50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society. A ‘road movie’ through the art world, the film takes the audience on a journey across the US to eleven recipient museums, from Honolulu to Fargo, meeting curators and visitors, and introduces famous (often controversial) artists, as well as unknown favorites of Herb and Dorothy.

The free screening of Herb & Dorothy 50X50 is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “It’s What You Do With What You View”: Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art on view through September 14 at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.  The installation celebrates the generous donation of well over 300 works from the celebrated collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel by Dorothy Vogel to the Museum in December 2013. The show reflects the evolving history of minimal, post-minimal, and conceptual art practice, and features the work of numerous iconic artists including Robert Barry, Dan Graham, Edda Renouf, Julian Schnabel, Pat Steir, Richard Tuttle, and Dorothy and Herbert Vogel themselves.

For more information, phone 735-3275 or e-mail artmuseum@bowdoin.edu.

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