They must be fabulously rich, right?
Far from it. Before retiring, Herb was a postal clerk and Dorothy was a reference librarian.
So how did they do it?
They lived on her paycheck and used his to build their collection. Ultimately they donated some 2500 pieces to the National Gallery of Art and distributed many others to museums all across the United States.
I love the Vogels' story, made into a documentary film by Megumi Sasaki (see trailer below)--not just because the Vogels’ passion and generosity inspire me, but because so many of us believe we would pursue our dreams if only we had the money.
HERB & DOROTHY Trailer from Herb & Dorothy on Vimeo.