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Two CIA grads commissioned for CWRU public art works

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Sep 10, 2014

Painting chair curates exhibition exploring art, materials

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Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

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CIA Painting Department Chair Lane Cooper has curated an exhibition, De Materia, exploring eight Northeast Ohio artists’ wildly different takes on using materia...

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Lunch On Fridays: Marc Petrovic

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Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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Interning at the Sculpture Center

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Events: Oct 18, 2014 @ William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, OH

A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

About . History . CIA at CMA . 3D: Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry + Metals 

3D: Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass,
Jewelry + Metals

At both the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Art, excellence in the various craft media has long been applauded and encouraged. The earliest such CIA-affiliated craft artists and sculptors represented in the CMA collection—influenced by the American Arts and Crafts Movement—are notable for an inspired sense of design and technical virtuosity. These traits would characterize much of the artwork by those artists who became known as “the Cleveland School.”

During the May Shows, CMA honored numerous craft objects with prizes, introducing new categories when it was deemed useful to do so. For example, in 1927 CMA introduced a category for “ceramic sculpture” in recognition of so much accomplishment in this vein, primarily by artists associated with R. Guy Cowan’s pottery and with CIA. Among these categories, the best examples were often acquired by CMA, even from artists just embarking on a professional career.

Because the CIA curriculum has always focused on both fine art and design, not only have these artworks historically offered inspiration to both collectors and makers in Northeast Ohio, but today they mirror the multiple interests of CIA’s students, faculty, and alumni.

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