Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection

Herbert Vogel (1922–2012), spent most of his working life as a postman, and Dorothy Vogel (born 1935), was a reference librarian at the Brooklyn Public Library. Setting their collecting priorities above those of personal comfort, the couple devoted Herbert’s salary to the acquisition of contemporary art. What they may have lacked in material wealth was more than matched by their knowledge and passion for art, their delight in discovering new work, and their commitment to particular artists whose work moved them.

In 2005 Herbert and Dorothy Vogel donated fifty works from their collection to fifty individual institutions across the United States. The UA Museum of the North was the lucky Alaskan recipient of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States gift.

VOGEL 50 x 50: Fifty Works for Alaska was on exhibit in the Collections Gallery from Winter 2014 – Summer 2015.

View a selection of artworks from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel collection below, and see all artworks by searching the Fine Arts collection in Arctos.