Through the Eyes of the Dealers: Bob and Dot Goldberg

Goose Eye Mountain and Mahoosuc Range from Sunday River Valley (Newry, Maine), Francis Seth Frost, c. 1860s, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Gift of Robert A. and Dorothy H. Goldberg


About the exhibition

Bob Goldberg was a major 20th century dealer of White Mountain art who was as impassioned by the area as he was by the paintings.  Born in and long-time resident of North Conway, Goldberg used his talents in businesses ranging from Gralyn Furniture and Antiques to real estate and sporting goods ventures.  In his stores, he displayed White Mountain art, enticing visitors to start collecting.  Many current collections have roots in his artistic savvy.  This exhibition celebrates his commitment to cultivating collectors of White Mountain art.  The scope of the images is broad.  Art is from around the entire White Mountain region, and the works include an interior as well as exterior paintings.

All works are on loan from the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College where Robert A. and Dorothy H. Goldberg bequeathed their extensive collection.  The Goldbergs’ long-time friend, Charles Vogel, has provided the text featured in the exhibition.  Mr. Vogel will present a personal talk on the Goldbergs the evening of the exhibition opening, October 17, at 7:00 pm in PSU’s Heritage Commons.  Following the talk, visitors are invited to the Museum to view the exhibition and enjoy a celebratory reception.

Share your memories

Like Mr. Vogel, many of the Museum of the White Mountains’ members and visitors have fond memories of Bob and Dot Goldberg.  If you are one of those people, you are encouraged to share your stories with the White Mountain art community.  Please click here to be directed to a space for sharing memories of the Goldbergs.  In addition to sharing his stories of the Goldbergs, Mr. Vogel has made available some ephemera and photographs related to the couple.  To view those materials, please follow this link.

The exhibition will run from October 17, 2013 through March 2, 2014.  To learn more about the individual paintings featured in the exhibition, note the list below, and visit the Hood Museum of Art’s online database