The University of Wyoming Art Museum staff and advisory board are saddened to hear of the passing of the prolific art collector, Herbert Vogel.
Herbert Vogel, a retired postal clerk and his wife, Dorothy, a former librarian, spent 45 years and their life savings collecting contemporary American art. Recognizing their collection would be too unwieldy for one institution, and with a desire to share their collection broadly, they developed The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, through the National Gallery in Washington, DC, in which 50 works of art have been distributed to a public collection in each of the 50 states. The University of Wyoming Art Museum was chosen as the Wyoming participant in the program.
More information about Herbert Vogel and the entire gift to the University of Wyoming Art Museum and other institutions can be viewed on the Vogel 50 x 50 website:
We would like to extend our sympathies to Dorothy Vogel and all who mourn Mr. Vogel. He will be missed by many in the art community.