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Story: Oct 21, 2014

Senior curates exhibition of current students, recent grads ...

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CIA Exhibition: Oct 17, 2014

Adam Markanovic: No Body to Love

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Story: Oct 20, 2014

CIA grad transforms Corvette into canvas on wheels

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Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

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What does it mean in contemporary art and design to be socially engaged? Cleveland Institute of Art invites you to attend an international conference November 6...

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

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Story: Jul 23, 2014

Professor's productive year saw exhibitions, acquisitions, r...

About . History . CIA at CMA . 2D: Enamel and Photography 

2D: Enamel and Photography

Surveying the CIA-affiliated artworks in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, one can sometimes note changes in art media, in addition to changes in the predominant taste or style. For example, the groundbreaking exhibition Painting with Fire: Masters of Enameling in America, 1930-1908 (2007), curated by Bernard N. and Harold B. Nelson Jazzar, shows why American enamels then were so closely associated with the Cleveland Institute of Art. Today enameling techniques remain part of the CIA curriculum, but no longer do students major in the field.

In contrast, photography appears to be rising in importance among today’s CIA artists, whether faculty, staff, students, or alumni. Starting in the 1990s, CMA has begun adding CIA photographic work to its permanent collection, a trend that seems likely to continue, as recent graduates, faculty, and staff members are continuing to win prizes and garner positive reviews, both locally and nationally.

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Community Works

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

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Uptown Residence Hall

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