As part of "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States" national gift program, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is the first to present 50 works from the Vogels' esteemed collection that have recently joined the Museum's permanent collection. New York collectors Dorothy and Herbert Vogel began to collect contemporary artwork in the early 1960s and amassed a rare and insightful collection of works over a period of more than 40 years. Complementing the IMA’s holdings in hard-edge abstract and minimal works from the 1960s, the gifts from the Vogel Collection include primarily works on paper from the late 1960s to 2000, by artists such as Lynda Benglis, James Bishop, Robert Mangold, Elizabeth Murray, Edda Renouf and Richard Tuttle, among others. The works joining the IMA’s collection demonstrate the Vogels’ knowledge, vision and commitment to new and challenging artwork. The exhibition at the IMA runs December 12, 2008-April 12, 2009.