Score! It’s another 2nd Saturday at the Palm Springs Art Museum!
Thursday, November 8
at 11:00am in the
HERB & DOROTHY tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means. In the early 1960s, when very little attention was paid to Minimalist and Conceptual Art, Herb and Dorothy Vogel quietly began purchasing the works of unknown artists. Devoting all of Herb’s salary to purchase art they liked, and living on Dorothy’s paycheck alone, they continued collecting artworks guided by two rules: the piece had to be affordable, and it had to be small enough to fit in their one-bedroom Manhattan apartment. Within these limitations, they proved themselves curatorial visionaries; most of those they supported and befriended went on to become world-renowned artists. Their circle includes: Sol LeWitt, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Tuttle, Chuck Close, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Plimack Mangold, Lynda Benglis, Pat Steir, Robert Barry, Lucio Pozzi, and Lawrence Weiner. HERB & DOROTHY is directed by Megumi Sasaki.
*note to reader: I saw this documentary film at the Palm Springs Film Festival and thought it was excellent!!!! This comes highly recomended from Sarah at the Coachella Valley Art Scene. Tell ’em I sent ya!
Family Activity: 12:30 p.m. in Zone 101 in the Hoover Gallery
Form Follows Function
Tour The Passionate Pursuit: Gifts and Promised Works from Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr. and observe the many ways a chair is made and used. Image credit: Robert Rauschenberg, Pegasits/ROCI USA, 1990, acrylic, fire wax, mixed media on stainless steel, Palm Springs Art Museum, promised gift of Donna and Cargill MacMillan, Jr.
Performance: 2 p.m. in the Annenberg Theater
The prestigious Steinway Society presents a documentary film on their program and live recital by recent award-winning young piano virtuosos.
Artist Demonstration: 1 p.m. in the James and Jackie Lee Houston Atrium
Sculptor Victor Picou will demonstrate the techniques he uses to sculpt with hard and soft stone.
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