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Story: Aug 27, 2014

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

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado compa...

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Events: Sep 05, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Kasumi

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We love to hear the excited reactions from our incoming class, who are the first to live in CIA's new Uptown Residence Hall. One student, Emily Linville, sai...

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

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Story: Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

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Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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Blog: Aug 26, 2014

8/28-31: Finding Vivian Maier, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors & more!

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Story: Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

About . History . CIA at CMA . 2D: Painting 

2D: Painting in Oil, Watercolor
and Other Media

Paintings by CIA-affiliated artists in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art reflect the history of both CIA itself and 20th-century art movements. The oldest such work was created in 1882, the year CIA taught its first handful of students in founder Sarah Kimball’s living room.

Myriad techniques, styles, and subject matters characterize what came to be known as “the Cleveland School” during those years. In Pioneers of Modernism: Post-Impressionism in Cleveland, 1908-1913, Henry Adams and Lawrence Waldman view this diversity as a salient strength that colored Cleveland art during the early 20th century, largely due to encouragement from open-minded CIA faculty members like Henry Keller and Frank Nelson Wilcox, both of whom were alumni and frequent May Show winners.

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