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Theater & art

Bowdoin receives a major gift from Vogels

In roughly five decades of collecting, Herbert and Dorothy Vogel became legendary figures in the art world.

Herbert, a postal clerk who never graduated from high school, and Dorothy, a reference librarian, used their modest income to acquire an estimated 5,000 artworks that once described as “worth incalculable amounts: hundreds of millions of dollars and climbing.”

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