Search
News
View full story pcroppedbarryunderwoodfnlst211.06.jpg

story

Jul 23, 2014

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

View details 2014 Student Summer Show

cia exhibition

May 19, 2014

2014 Student Summer Show

View full story -4ea84d4f1e62596d.jpg

story

Jul 22, 2014

CIA grad's iconic monument to be rededicated

View details 60 Looney Tunes cartoons coming to the Cinematheque

events

Jul 05, 2014

60 Looney Tunes cartoons coming to the Cinematheque

View Link

social

about 13 hours ago via Facebook

Plan your weekend early: This Sunday, July 27, from 2-4pm, CIA’s Printmaking Department will host internationally exhibited printmaker Katsunori Hamanishi for a demonstration of his mezzotint technique in our new printmaking studios in the Joseph McCullough Building. Free and open to the public!

View full story rmblueblockparty2.0panoramafinalstatecopyrightrobertmullerhi.jpg

story

Jul 22, 2014

Thursday night concert series rocks CIA's neighborhood

View details Visiting printmaker Hamanishi demonstrates mezzotint technique

events

Jul 27, 2014

Visiting printmaker Hamanishi demonstrates mezzotint technique

View full story cc32.jpg

story

Jun 25, 2014

Cuyahoga County unveils county seal designed by CIA student

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

cia exhibition

Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

View details picresized1403830539youngandbeautiful2.jpg

blog

Jul 23, 2014

7/24-26: The Lunchbox, Tweety & Sylvester, Richard Myers & more!

View full story princeton-reviewcopy.jpg

story

Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition

cia exhibition

Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

News . Press Releases

Press Releases

May 01, 2014

Cleveland Institute of Art graduating students show artwork at CIA May 9 & 10, invite public to celebrate at MOCA Cleveland May 9

Student work ranges from product design to painting to electronic games; culminating celebration at MOCA is free and open to the public

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ann McGuire
Director of Communications
amcguire@cia.edu
216.421.7417

CLEVELAND (Ohio) – One of Cleveland’s largest and most varied art happenings of the year, the Cleveland Institute of Art BFA (bachelor of fine arts) Exhibition, opens to the public this month. More than 135 separate exhibitions of artwork created by graduating CIA seniors will be on public view in CIA’s two buildings on Friday, May 9, from 5:30-10pm, and Saturday, May 10, from 10am–5pm. The BFA celebration is also open to the public, this year at MOCA Cleveland on Friday, May 9, 7:30pm-10pm. Admission to the exhibitions and celebration is free.

CIA’s Gund Building is at 11141 East Boulevard; CIA’s McCullough building is at 11610 Euclid Avenue; MOCA
 is at 11400 Euclid Avenue. All three are in Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood.

CIA students spend months developing their BFA thesis exhibitions as capstone projects required for gradation. With the guidance of a faculty committee, each graduating student creates a body of work, and then a gallery space in which to display the work. After a week of faculty reviews, students open their exhibitions to the public.

“The BFA exhibition is the most important assignment that a CIA student undertakes,” said CIA President Grafton Nunes. “It’s the result of months of research and artistic exploration to create a powerful visual narrative. Creating the BFA exhibition launches the young artist’s professional career. And seeing more than 100 of these exhibitions together is just a thrilling art experience for our friends and the general public.”

At the MOCA celebration on May 9, Nunes will announce the winners of the 2014 President's Traveling Scholarships at 8:30pm. These are the cash awards that annually enable six CIA graduates to travel after graduation and pursue special projects.

“MOCA Cleveland commends the 2014 CIA graduates for the thought, creativity, and hard work that went into their BFA exhibitions, and we are proud to host this celebration in their honor,” said Megan Lykins Reich, MOCA’s Director of Programs and Associate Curator

About CIA: Founded in 1882, the Cleveland Institute of Art is an accredited, independent college of art and design offering 15 majors in studio art, digital art, craft disciplines, and design. CIA extends its programming to the public through gallery exhibitions; lectures; a robust continuing education program; and the Cinematheque, a year-round art and independent film program. CIA’s public programming is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. For more information visit cia.edu.

About MOCA: MOCA Cleveland, founded in 1968, is a leading force in Northeast Ohio’s cultural scene and is recognized nationally and internationally for its presentation of contemporary art and ideas. For more information on MOCA and all of its programming, visit www.MOCAcleveland.org or call 216.421.8671.

#

Back to press releases

Sign up for our alumni + friends newsletter

Arrow

Questions?

For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.

Read More

Community Works

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

Read More

Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.