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Herb & Dorothy : Quin Hotel : fodder for my Soul


Herb and Dorothy
Herb and Dorothy Vogel

Thank you D.K. Johnston Curator of Quin Arts at The Quin Hotel for mentioning Herb and Dorothy ~ NYC residents that amassed a world-class art collection on humble salaries of a postal clerk and librarian that eventually gifted 50 works to one museum in each 50 states.

I watched the first documentary “Herb and Dorothy” years ago. It filled me with an overflowing sense of goodness and reverence for the modest yet extraordinary couple who just so happened to love Minimalist Art.

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in Orlando, which is close to my studio and home, remembering Herb & Dorothy and learning about the Quin Arts & Hotel mission, my day has brightened with an air of goodness.

Here are a few links to enjoyable reads about the Vogel’s, the Collection, their documentary filmmaker, and Quin Arts and Hotel:

Two documentaries, Herb and Dorothy and Herb & Dorothy 50X50
About the documentary filmmaker Megumi Sasaki   
National Gallery of Art, The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection
“The Unlikely Medici…” LA Times
Quin Arts & Hotel NYC, passionate for high art


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June 2016 ::: Women of Abstract Expressionism From 40’s & 50’s

Image:  Mary Abbott, All Green, circa 1954 (included in the exhibit more info below image) for more information about Abbott’s work visit: Chicago Gallery Thomas McCormick

Mary Abbott All-Green 1954

Women of Abstract Expressionism opens June 12, 2016 at Denver Art Museum, then travels to the Mint Museum in Charlotte and in 2017, the Palm Springs Art Museum:   Denver Art Museum-exhibitions-women-abstract-expressionism

With admiration and deep respect to women artists, past, present, future ~ Salude! to the calling :  video trailer for the exhibition “Women of Abstract Expressionism”

Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibit June 12, 2016
Denver, Colorado