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Pollak Society

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When you become a member of the Pollak Society, you join a select group of arts enthusiasts whose philanthropic support creates endless possibilities for the artists of tomorrow. By supporting scholarships, travel and research, the Pollak Society empowers VCUarts to ignite creativity and innovation that both feeds the soul and serves society.

To honor your investment, Pollak Society members benefit from exclusive opportunities for personal enrichment and to connect with VCUarts students, staff and internationally renowned faculty.

Member Benefits

2019-20 Season of Events

Sept. 17: Celebrate the Pollak Society’s Impact
Enjoy a reception for Pollak Society members while hearing directly from VCUarts students and faculty about the impact your support has made in their artistic practice through the awards and grants you make possible.

Nov. 17: An Evening with VCUarts Opera
Be our guest for a special evening with VCU President Michael Rao as we celebrate the power of art and philanthropy, and showcase the inspiring talents of our opera students.

Feb. 19: Arts, Athletics and Health
Hear from Abstract Athlete creator and painting and printmaking professor Ron Johnson—as well as his collaborators in athletics and medicine, and some of our artist-athletes—as they discuss ways in which art can assist in brain trauma and recovery from bodily injuries.

March 24: Craft/Material Studies Alumni Exhibition Preview
Join VCUarts as we welcome the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts annual conference. Celebrate the talent of our alumni and leading ceramic artists during a private reception for the Pollak Society at the Anderson.

April 30: MFA Candidacy Trolley Tour
Meet emerging artists and boost your own collection during a special Trolley Tour of the MFA Candidacy Exhibitions. Learn how VCUarts motivates students to consider the social implications of their art, to thrive in a supportive environment, and to challenge their creative impulses.

In addition to these exclusive Pollak Society events, members enjoy invitations to:

  • A look inside student studios at Open Nite
  • Exhibition openings at the Anderson
  • VCUarts Annual Fashion Show
  • Performances from the departments of Music, Theatre and Dance + Choreography
  • Biennial MFA exhibition in New York City
  • VCUarts events during A10 Week in New York with VCU Rams Basketball

*Schedule is subject to change

Contact the development team

By joining the Pollak Society, you can support the creative endeavors of VCUarts students, faculty and staff. All gifts are tax-deductible and gifts of all amounts are appreciated. To learn more about the Pollak Society, please contact:

Rebecca Blader, Assistant Director of Development
bladerr@vcu.edu / 804-828-9384

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