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Story: Oct 21, 2014

Senior curates exhibition of current students, recent grads ...

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Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

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Story: Oct 20, 2014

CIA grad transforms Corvette into canvas on wheels

View details Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

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Social: about 15 hours ago via Facebook

CIA students have re-imagined Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland in a series of illustrations that range from edgy to whimsical that are on display at ...

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

View details Fall 2014 Open House

Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

About . Leadership . Office of the President . Past Presidents 

Past Presidents

The Cleveland Institute of Art was founded in 1882. Since then, CIA has been led by just eleven presidents. 

Presidents of the Cleveland Institute of Art

2010-Present Grafton J. Nunes
1998-2010 David L. Deming ‘67
1997-1998 Paul Eickmann, interim president
1990-1997 Bob Mayer
1989-1990 Joseph McCullough
1988-1989 Roger DesRosiers
1954–1988 Joseph McCullough
1946–1954 Laurence Schmeckebier
1931-1946 Henry Hunt Clark
1919–1930 Henry Turner Bailey
1891–1919 Georgie Leighton Norton
1882–1891 Harriet Kester

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Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

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Uptown Residence Hall

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