Published in 1969 by Virginia Commonwealth University, An Art School / Some Reminiscences is an account of the early beginnings and development of VCU's School of the Arts as told by its first instructor, Theresa Pollak. In Part I, written in 1948, Pollak shared recollections from her first twenty years at the School of the Arts, while it was still Richmond Professional Institute. Part II, entitled "Further Reminiscences," addresses Pollak's last twenty years at the School of the Arts. While expressing personal thoughts and experiences, Pollak reflects upon the roles of key individuals, the changing dynamic of the student body, and the consequent changes in perceptions about art and its production that transformed the School of the Arts into the renowned institution it is today.
[The original publication of An Art School / Some Reminiscences was designed by David M. Hadley. The online version of this publication incorporates many of the original design elements.]
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