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Past Presidents

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

CIA President Grafton Nunes with former presidents Joseph McCullough '48 and David Deming '67

Presidents of 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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Cleveland Institute of Art
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Cleveland, OH 44106


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