The Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, ME announced that it has received 320 works from the collection of Dorothy and Herb Vogel. The gift, which includes works by Julian Schnabel and Richard Tuttle, will greatly enhance the museum’s modern and contemporary art holdings and is among the most significant donations the institution has received in its more than 200-year history.
The late Herb Vogel and his wife, Dorothy, began collecting art in the early 1960s and went on to build one of the most notable collections of minimal, conceptual, and post-minimal art. Following the gift to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Dorothy said, “This donation represents a true highlight in the giving of our collection. I take pleasure knowing that artworks included here, by leading American artists, have the capacity to inspire many generations of audiences, from students to locals, to a broad range of international visitors.”
The gift is one of the largest contributions of works from the Vogels’ collection since the couple made a major donation to Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art in 1992.