Press Release

The Columbia Museum of Art Hosts Famed Art Collector Dorothy Vogel for Dinner and a Movie

Columbia, S.C. - The Columbia Museum of Art hosts Dinner and a Movie with Dorothy Vogel, an epic evening with the renowned art collector on Friday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. Dorothy Vogel joins guests at the Museum to enjoy cocktails, a viewing of the exhibition Daryl Trivieri's Fantastic Animals: Selections from the Vogel Collection, and an artisan dinner prepared by Chef Jamine Santiago. Following dinner and desserts is a viewing of the film 50 x 50, the follow-up to director Megumi Sasaki's 2008 award-winning documentary, Herb & Dorothy, about the New York collectors.


Low Country Broil

Old-fashioned tomato pie

Refreshing Vidalia onion and cucumber salad

Southern BBQ pulled chicken sliders

Sweet cornbread muffins

Buttered popcorn

Bar and Dessert as well

Dorothy, a librarian, and her husband Herbert, a postal worker, became internationally recognized collectors of contemporary art and built a collection of over 4,500 objects spanning all media and covering the most innovative art movements of the late 20th century. In 2012, the Columbia Museum of Art received a generous and spectacular gift of nearly 600 works from their private collection, including a significant portion of work by Daryl Trivieri.

Daryl Trivieri's Fantastic Animals features two dozen works on paper by an artist of wild imagination with tremendous drawing skills. Trivieri's obsession with fantastic animal imagery is the subject of this whimsical exhibition.

Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50 captures the next chapter of the Vogels' extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today's society. This evening is to honor their gift and celebrate their dedication to the arts.

$100/ $75 for members. Couples tickets available: $175 per couple/ $125 per couple members.

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