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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

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Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

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Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

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Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

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8/21-24: Harold Lloyd in The Freshman, Filth, Dormant Beauty & more!

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Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

About . Leadership . Office of the President . Past Presidents 

Past Presidents

The Cleveland Institute of Art was founded in 1882. Since then, CIA has been led by just eleven presidents. 

Presidents of the Cleveland Institute of Art

2010-Present Grafton J. Nunes
1998-2010 David L. Deming ‘67
1997-1998 Paul Eickmann, interim president
1990-1997 Bob Mayer
1989-1990 Joseph McCullough
1988-1989 Roger DesRosiers
1954–1988 Joseph McCullough
1946–1954 Laurence Schmeckebier
1931-1946 Henry Hunt Clark
1919–1930 Henry Turner Bailey
1891–1919 Georgie Leighton Norton
1882–1891 Harriet Kester

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