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Exhibitions . Lunch on Fridays 

Lunch on Fridays

Weekly conversations on art and design


Spend a lunch hour learning about the latest in art and design during these Friday lectures. This event is free and open to the public. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Friday, October 11

We're cancelling our Lunch on Friday presentation this week to encourage everyone to attend a talk by aritst Liu Wei at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa). Talk is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 18

Chelsea Polk

Polk, a Cleveland native, began her career in photography and video and has since focused on sound design, writing and cello performance. She received a BFA from CIA in 2017 and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2019. Her most recent project, "44,320," a multi-platform podcast, was shown at both the Boston Sculptors Gallery in Boston and The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts, and was presented as a part of The Center for New Media Culture’s 2019 Festival, UN/GREEN, in Riga, Latvia. Also, Polk provides media and technology support at MIT’s Program in Art, Culture, and Technology and handles operations at a tech-enabled photography platform, Pretty Instant.

Friday, October 25

Thi Bui

Celebrated artist and author Thi Bui visits CIA to discuss her illustrated novel The Best We Could Do, which was selected to be the summer reading for CIA's incoming class.

Friday, November 1

Getting to Know You

Join us for an artists' talk in the gallery for a special preview of the exhibition Getting to Know You, featuring the artists: Natalia Arbelaez, Julie Heffernan, Haley Josephs, and Devan Shimoyama.

Friday, November 8


Friday, November 15

Petra Soesemann

Artist and Foundation Department Chair Petra Soesemann discusses the work she did while on sabattical during the 2018–19 academic year.

Friday, November 22

Julia Reichert

Julia Reichert is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She graduated from Antioch College in 1970 with a degree in documentary arts. She is professor emeritus in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Motion Pictures at Wright State University.