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6November162013-February162014DaineGalleryIn2008theHuntingtonMuseumofArtwasselectedasthesoleinstitutioninthestateofWestVirginiatoreceiveagiftof50worksofartfromNewYorkcollectorsDorothyandHerbertVogelwiththehelpoftheNationalGalleryofArttheNationalEndowmentfortheArtsandtheInstituteofMuseumandLibraryServices.ThegiftstoHMAarepartofalargernationalgiftsprogramtitledTheDorothyandHerbertVogelCollectionFiftyWorksforFiftyStateswhichhasdistributed2500worksfromtheVogelscollectionofcontemporaryartthroughoutthenationwith50worksgoingtoaselectedartinstitutionineachofthe50states.Thebest-knownaspectsoftheVogelCollectionareminimalandconceptualartbuttheworksdonatedtoHMAalsoexplorenumerousdirectionsofthepost-minimalistperiodincludingworksofafigurativeandexpressionistnature.TheVogelCollectionhasbecomecharacterizedasuniqueamongcollectionsofcontemporaryartbothforthecharacterandbreadthoftheobjectsandfortheindividualswhocreatedit.HerbertVogel1922-2012spentmostofhisworkinglifeasanemployeeoftheUnitedStatesPostalServiceandDorothyVogelb.1935wasareferencelibrarianattheBrooklynPublicLibrary.SettingtheircollectingprioritiesabovethoseofpersonalcomfortthecoupleusedDorothyssalarytocovertheexpensesofdailylifeanddevotedHerbertssalarytotheacquisitionofcontemporaryart.Theyspenttheirfreetimeattendingartopeningsandgettingtoknowyoungartistswhoseworkinterestedthem.Usuallytheypurchasedworkdirectlyfromtheartiststhemselvesandcontinuedtofollowthecareersofartiststheysupported.Theironebedroomapartmentbecamelegendarysofullofartitwasclosetobecominguninhabitableforlackofspace.ToviewthecollectionandlearnmoreabouttheVogelsgotohttpvogel5050.org.FiftyWorksforFiftyStatesisajointinitiativeoftheTrusteesoftheDorothyandHerbertVogelCollectionandtheNationalGalleryofArtwiththegeneroussupportoftheNationalEndowmentfortheArtsandtheInstituteofMuseumandLibraryServices.ThisexhibitionismadepossibleinpartbygrantsfromtheWestVirginiaDivisionofCultureandHistoryandtheNationalEndowmentfortheArtswithapprovalfromtheWestVirginiaCommissionontheArts.AdditionalsupportisprovidedbytheIsabelleGwynnandRobertDaineExhibitionEndowment.TheDorothyandHerbertVogelCollectionFiftyWorksforFiftyStatesDonaldSultanAmericanb.1951MoonandMoonbeamJune2819791979.Vinylasbestostileonwood12x12x230.5x30.5x5.1cm.GiftofTheDorothyandHerbertVogelCollectionFiftyWorksforFiftyStatesajointinitiativeoftheTrusteesoftheDorothyandHerbertVogelCollectionandtheNationalGalleryofArtwithgeneroussupportoftheNationalEndowmentfortheArtsandtheInstituteofMuseumandLibraryServices.2008.10.37