Fifty Works for Fifty States: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection
Produced in 2008 by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Edited by Don Ball.
242 pages. Paperback
Dorothy and Herbert Vogel assembled an outstanding 4,000 piece collection of minimal and conceptual art with modest means (he was a postal clerk and she was a librarian). They then teamed up with the National Gallery of Art, with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to launch Fifty Works for Fifty States. This program distributed 2,500 works from the Vogels’ collection throughout the nation, with 50 works going to a selected institution in each of the 50 states.
This book includes a brief look at some of the art that was given to each institution, including the collection given to the Delaware Art Museum. This was a companion book for the Delaware Art Museum’s 2010 exhibition 50 works for the First State: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection.