Pollak Society

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VCU School of the Arts Dean Carmenita Higginbotham invites you to join or renew your membership to the Pollak Society today. VCUarts is the region’s cultural vanguard, and the Pollak Society propels this innovation. Your gift will simultaneously support the living lab of art, design and possibility that is VCUarts, and give you premier access to the ideas and initiatives that define our success and shape our future.

VCUarts is a home for inspired young artists to pursue their creative dreams. The Pollak Society distinctly and profoundly strengthens that foundation, supporting the performers, designers and artists whose craft, creativity and research will go on to lead and shape the world.

Members of the Pollak Society are invited to witness and participate in the work their gifts make possible. Our members enjoy invitations to exclusive events and pre-event receptions and they receive insider access to exciting news and happenings at VCUarts as well as VIP benefits at special events and celebrations.

Member Benefits

Fall 2023 Event Season

September 21 
Interior Environments on Monument Avenue

Celebrate great design at the home of Pollak Society members Christy and Michael Lantz. Tour the Symphony Designer House and join in conversation with this year’s VCUarts alumni designers.

October 16 
Loie Hollowell: Drawing as Urtext 

Explore the significance of the artist’s drawing practice. Chase Westfall, curator and director of student exhibitions and programs, will share unique insights into the drawings of 2012 Painting + Printmaking MFA alumna Loie Hollowell which are on exhibit at the Anderson August 22 through October 18. 

November 28
The Intersection of Art and Innovation

Hear firsthand how the CoStar Center for Arts and Innovation building at Broad and Belvidere will deepen the impact of the arts at VCU, celebrating faculty and student  achievements and vision with state-of-the-art performance and makerspace facilities.

*Dates and event format 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. To learn more about the Pollak Society, please contact:

Sarah Hendricks, Executive Director of Development
shendricks@vcu.edu / (804) 828-8844