Dec 06, 2013
New video highlights George Kozmon's playful work
Nov 02, 2013
Cinematheque to show eight classic comedies by Ernst Lubitsch
Dec 02, 2013
Industrial design grad gives TEDx talk on creative play
Nov 08, 2013
2013 Fall Exhibition
a day ago via Facebook
Looking for a new gallery experience in Cleveland? Stop by RED space, "a raw exhibition gallery" located inside the Hotcards Headquarters at 2400 Superior Ave., tonight, from 7-11, to see Friction: When Two Worlds Collide, a show featuring CIA grad George Kozmon, as well as Bruce Conforti and John Sargent. Watch CIA’s new video about Kozmon at http://ow.ly/rwRfP.
Dec 02, 2013
CIA's Contemporary Artist Index: 31,000 strong, and now easier to use than ever
Dec 06, 2013
2013 Student Holiday Show
Nov 22, 2013
CIA wins UCI award for Euclid Avenue ArtBox project
Dec 10, 2013 @ Front Room Gallery in Cleveland, OH
Rush Limbo Exhibition
Dec 03, 2013
12/5-8: AT BERKELEY, A TOUCH OF SIN, PORTRAIT OF JASON & more!
July 11, 2012
Donation from philanthropist Peter B. Lewis is largest gift from an individual in CIA history.
The Cleveland Institute of Art announces a $5 million gift from Peter B. Lewis to support construction of a 91,000-square-foot building as the final component of the College’s campus unification project.
“We are thrilled to receive this wonderful gift, not only because it represents a strong endorsement of our vision for a unified campus from this nationally known philanthropist with deep Cleveland roots, but also because it acknowledges the efforts of our University Circle neighbors in developing the Uptown project into a national model of culture and commerce,” explains Grafton J. Nunes, CIA’s president and CEO. The Uptown development is a complex of rental residences, restaurants, and retail anchored at one end by the new MOCA Cleveland and at the other end by the Cleveland Institute of Art.
This is the largest gift from Lewis to a Cleveland institution in over ten years and is the largest gift from an individual in CIA’s 130-year history. In recognition of this gift, CIA will name the auditorium in the new building The Peter B. Lewis Theater. Lewis is the chairman of Cleveland-based Progressive Corporation.
In addition to the theater, which will be the new home of the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, the new building will house CIA’s nationally ranked design majors, its acclaimed biomedical artand digital arts programs, art galleries, and administrative offices.
CIA continues to fundraise for its campus unification project to bolster the college’s endowment and to cover expenses related to the build out of spaces and transfer of functions and equipment from its existing Gund Building on East Boulevard to its Joseph McCullough Center in the coming year. This gift should enable the college to break ground on the new building in early 2013, pending approval of the CIA board of directors and banks working with CIA on the project.
The new building will be constructed immediately west of and fully interconnected with CIA’s McCullough Building on Euclid Avenue. The new building will be named for George Gund II, CIA’s board president from 1942-66.
Listen to Grafton Nunes discuss Peter B. Lewis' donation to CIA with Channel 5 by clicking here.
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