Links to Interent sites related to Theresa Pollak's life and work are found below. If you know of additional sites, please email Special Collections and Archives.
VCU School of the Arts. In 1928 Theresa Pollak founded the art program that would become the VCU's School of the Arts. The school has grown to more than 2600 students with 13 departments providing nationally recognized, innovative education in the visual and performing arts. [Courtyard of the Pollak Building, on the left, was built in 1971.]
Anderson Gallery. VCU's Anderson Gallery was originally founded in the early 1930s at the school (soon to be known as Richmond Professional Institute) where Theresa Pollak ran the art program. It was one of the first galleries in Richmond to exhibit modern art. After a dormant period of about 30 years, the Anderson Gallery was revived in the early 1970s. With more than 2,500 objects, the permanent collection is an important educational resource for the School of the Arts and VCU as well as for other museums, galleries and art institutions. Areas of greatest concentration in the collections are works on paper from the sixteenth through the twentieth century, photography and folk art.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.The museum, the first state-supported art institution in the nation, was founded in 1936. It offers traveling exhibitions, gallery tours, lectures, films and videos, youth and family programs, teacher training and artist workshops.
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