Late Nights at GRAM

GRAM’s Late Night Moves to Thursday Night in 2014

GRAM’s late night moves to Thursday Night! In 2014, swing by GRAM on Thursday nights for an opportunity to explore the galleries after dark, and enjoy $5 general admission after 5:00 pm; galleries will be open until 9:00 pm.

GRAM will close at 5:00 pm on Friday nights beginning in January. Find more details at

Admission to is only $5 after 5pm, and free for GRAM Members.

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Herb and Dorothy (2008)
April 3 at 7pm

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.

After thirty years of meticulous collecting and buying, the Vogels managed to accumulate over 2,000 pieces, filling every corner of their tiny one bedroom apartment. “Not even a toothpick could be squeezed into the apartment,” recalls Dorothy. In 1992, the Vogels decided to move their entire collection to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The vast majority of their collection was given as a gift to the institution.

Herb and Dorothy 50x50 (2013)

March 13 at 7pm
April 24 at 7pm

HERB & DOROTHY 50X50 captures the last chapter of the Vogel’s extraordinary life and their gift to the nation, raising various questions on art, and what it takes to support art in today’s society.

In 2008, legendary art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel made an announcement that stunned the art world. Known and loved as collectors who built a world-class art collection on their humble salaries, the Vogels launched a national gift project with the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington DC that would constitute one of the largest gifts in the history of American art: to give a total of 2,500 artworks to museums in all fifty states.


Thursday March 20
Reception for Susan Goethel Campbell
Cash bar opens at 6pm
Gallery talk at 7pm