Anything L.A. Liberal Magazine
Jan 162013
 

THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA), PRESENTS:

MOCA PRESENTS The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

 

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection:Fifty Works for Fifty States at MOCAFebruary 10 – March 11, 2013 MOCA Grand Avenue

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States at MOCA, on view at MOCA Grand Avenue from February 10 through March 11, 2013.Herbert Vogel (1922–2012), spent most of his working life as a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel (born1935), was a reference librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library.

Setting their collecting priorities above all else, they became knowledgeable and passionate about art, delighted in discovering new work and were fullycommitted to the artists whose work moved them. Buying directly from artists and often in installments, they  amassed one of the most important private collections of post-1960s art, including minimalists andconceptualists, painters, sculptors, and photographers who revolutionized artmaking.

In 2008 Dorothy and Herb Vogel made an extraordinary gift of artwork to the country by donating fifty worksfrom their collection to fifty individual institutions across the United States.

MOCA was chosen as the receiving institution in California and became part of the historic Fifty Works for Fifty States project, which MOCA presents The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at MOCA: Fifty Works for Fifty Statesincludes significant works by Carl Andre, Stephen Antonakos, Lynda Benglis, Dan Graham, Joan Jonas, Edda Renouf, and Richard Tuttle, among others. MOCA will show all fifty works of this generous gift in its Grand Avenue building as a testament to the commitment of two passionate and dedicated contemporary artcollectors, and their wish to share their collection with the public and bring greater awareness to the art of  our time. More information of the Fifty Works for Fifty States project can be found at http://vogel5050.org.

Museum of Contemporary Art, THE DOROTHY AND HERBERTVOGEL COLLECTION: FIFTY WORKS FOR FIFTY STATES, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy andHerbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Museum of Contemporary Art, THE DOROTHY AND HERBERT VOGEL COLLECTION: FIFTY WORKS FOR FIFTY STATES, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy  and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for theArts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, LOS ANGELES (MOCA) Founded in 1979, MOCA’s mission is to be the defining museum of contemporary art.

The institution has achieved astonishing growth in its brief history—with three Los Angeles locations of architectural renown; more than 10,000 members; a world-class permanent collection of nearly 6,700 works international in scope and among the finest in thenation; hallmark education programs that are widely emulated;award-winning publications that present original scholarship; and groundbreaking monographic, touring, and thematic exhibitions of international repute that survey the art of our time.

MOCA is a private not-for-profit institution supported by its members, corporate and foundation support, government grants, and admission revenues. MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA are open11am to 5pm on Monday and Friday; 11am to 8pm on Thursday; 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday;and closed onTuesday and Wednesday. General admission is $12 for adults; $7 for students with I.D. and seniors (65+);and free for MOCA members, children under 12, and everyone on Thursdays, from 5pm to 8pm, courtesy of Wells Fargo.

MOCAPacific Design Center is open 11am to 5pm, Tuesday through Friday; 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday;and closed on Monday.Admission to MOCA Pacific Design Center is always free. For 24-hour information on currentexhibitions, education programs, and special events, call 213 626 6222 or access MOCA online at moca.org.

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