The renowned Dorothy and Herb Vogel Collection has donated 320 works of contemporary art to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, writes The Boston Globe.
According to Dorothy Vogel, whose husband Herb died in 2012, the couple’s friendship with Museum Co-Directors Anne and Frank Goodyear was one of many reasons for her decision to donate the works to Bowdoin.
“This donation represents a true highlight in the giving of our collection,” Vogel is quoted as stating. “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, which Anne Goodyear called “a who’s who collection of modern and contemporary artists,” represents about 70 artists including such luminaries as Julian Schnabel, Pat Steir, and Richard Tuttle.