Art and a Movie: Herb and Dorothy

3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

IU Cinema
(2008, HD, 87 min, Not rated)  

Considered one of the best documentaries about art and artists, this award-winning film tells the incredible story of a New York City postal clerk and a librarian, who built one of the country's most important collections of contemporary art and then gave it away to museums. The filmmaker, Megumi Sasaki, interviews not only the collectors and their family but also famous artists like Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Lynda Benglis, Will Barnet, and Chuck Close. The Vogels' story is an inspiring example of the intersection of art, passion, and philanthropy. 

New York-based collector Dorothy Vogel, who is featured in the documentary with her late husband, Herb, will make a special appearance following the 3 p.m. screening of Herb & Dorothy. She will be joined in a short post-film Q&A by the Eskenazi Museum of Art's Wilma E. Kelley Director, David Brenneman. Her visit is made possible in part by the Art and a Movie Film Series, endowed by Marsha R. Bradford and Harold A. Dumes, and the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Endowed Fund for the Curator of Works on Paper. 

This event is free, but ticketed. To acquire advanced tickets please visit the IU Cinema's website

Image: Herb and Dorothy. Photo courtesy of Fine Line Media