Herb and Dorothy
Aired Thursday, 12/17 at 9 p.m. on CPTV
Do you have to be a Medici or a Rockefeller to collect art? Not according to Herb and Dorothy Vogel. As the series opener for the 2009/2010 season of PBS’s acclaimed Independent Lens, Megumi Sasaki’s delightful documentary HERB AND DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of Herb, a high school dropout and postal clerk, and Dorothy, a librarian. Living in a humble, one-bedroom New York apartment, this seemingly ordinary couple turned out to have a keen eye and all-consuming passion for modern art that led them to amass one of the most important contemporary art collections in history.