Larry Zox, Scissors Jack Series, 1965. Black ink, gouache on graph paper. 11 1/6 x 13 15/16 in. Photo Credit: Lyle Peterzell
The UNLV Barrick Museum will be closed for further installation of upgraded lighting and exterior improvements May 20 - July 11, reopening Friday, July 12, 2013.
The Barrick will reopen with The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States.
Beginning in 1962, New York postal clerk and his librarian wife, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel began collecting contemporary works of art. The couple dedicated all of Herb's salary to purchasing art, and in a few decades they had amassed a collection encompassing some 4000 works. Today, these works form one of the most remarkable collections of contemporary art in America. Motivated by the desire to share their collection with the public, a program was developed whereby 50 works were gifted to one institution in each of the 50 states, including UNLV. This program became known as Vogel 50x50. The Vogel Collection includes the work by such notables as Stephen Antonakos, Neil Jenney, Lynda Benglis, Lucio Pozzi, Edda Renouf, Bettina Werner and Richard Tuttle.
The 2008 documentary film, HERB & DOROTHY, will be playing in the Barrick Auditorium to accompany the exhibition. The film tells the extraordinary story of the Vogels.
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 from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
HERB & DOROTHY is directed by first time filmmaker Megumi Sasaki. The film received the Golden Starfish Award for the Best Documentary Film and Audience Award from the 2008 Hamptons International Film Festival. It has also received Audience Awards from the 2008 SILVERDOCS Film Festival and the 2009 Philadelphia Cinefest. Palm Springs International Film Festival named HERB & DOROTHY one of their "Best of Fest" films in 2009.