This week in art: collectors, sex talk and rollercoasters

Sam Blanchard’s “Run, Run, Rollercoaster.”

There’s so much to love about famed art collectors Herb and Dorothy Vogel that one doesn’t know where to begin. Is it their lifelong love of art, their dedication to collecting or their philanthropy, which provided 50 works from their 4,000-plus collection to an institution in every state? Maybe it’s just them. See what the fuss is about in filmmaker Megumi Sasaki’s documentary Herb & Dorothy, playing on continuous loop in the Barrick auditorium, which accompanies the Barrick Museum’s exhibit of works from the Vogel collection. July 12-September 28, free. Barrick Museum, 895-3381.

Artist Sam Blanchard delves into the physical limitations of aging in Older & Overwhelmed, a video installation at CAC in which a video of the artist jogging is projected onto a wall from a moving cart on a three-dimensional roller coaster—a contrast between the freewheeling energy of youth and the challenges of the aging adult. The Michigan artist will discuss his work at an opening reception, July 11 at 7 p.m. Through August 29, Contemporary Arts Center, 382-3886.

Artists Wendy Kveck and Michael Ogilvie join art collector Michael Feder and Sin City Gallery owner Laura Henkel to discuss sexuality in art. The panel discussion, held in conjunction with the Feder-curated exhibit The Big, Big World of Garilyn Brune, will focus on social, cultural and other issues that emerge when addressing sex and sexuality. It’s a fitting topic for the Brune exhibit, which portrays sexually confident plus-size women (and men in drag) and addresses sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. July 11, 6-7:30 p.m., free, RTZvegas Gallery, 592-2164.

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