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Jul 23, 2014

Professor's productive year saw exhibitions, acquisitions, residencies, travel, and press

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May 19, 2014

2014 Student Summer Show

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Jul 22, 2014

CIA grad's iconic monument to be rededicated

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Jul 05, 2014

60 Looney Tunes cartoons coming to the Cinematheque

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Assistant Professor Jimmy Kuehnle recently performed a test run of his giant inflatable sculpture, which will soon be installed in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the exhibition “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now,” in CIA’s parking lot. Read more in this article from The Plain Dealer.

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Jul 22, 2014

Thursday night concert series rocks CIA's neighborhood

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

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Jun 25, 2014

Cuyahoga County unveils county seal designed by CIA student

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Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Jul 28, 2014

Brasslands (2013) trailer

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Liberal Arts Courses

The Rhetorical Object: Conceptual Constructions

Course No. SCU370/470  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Christian Wulffen | Christopher Whittey | Sarah Paul | William Lorton
Prerequisite(s) Intro to Sculpture: Basic Materials & Techniques | Sculpture: Aesthetic + Functional Structure

This course focuses on student intent with regard to artistic production and their ability to allow for audience entry into a dialogue concerning the conceptual issues forwarded by their work. Students are expected to identify the content of the work they would like to explore via a rhetorical method that embraces an interconnected relationship between practice and theory as part of a project-based approach for the production of self-directed work. Required at the junior level for all Sculpture majors and open to all junior and senior level students. Prerequisites: SCU229 Basic Materials: Processes and Techniques OR SCU229A Fundamental Structure: The Aesthetics of Materiality.

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Gary D. Sampson

Professor of Art + Design History/Chair of Liberal Arts

Gary Sampson teaches art and design history and theory at the Institute. He is also adjunct in art history and...more

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