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Story: Sep 26, 2014

CIA's Community Works series focuses on socially engaged art...

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CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

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Story: Sep 22, 2014

Television and film writer teaching narrative writing at CIA

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Events: Oct 03, 2014

Lunch On Fridays: Haishan Deng

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The Cleveland Institute of Art's academic series, Community Works, shifts into high gear next week with the arrival of Stephen Vetter, a renowned international ...

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Story: Sep 16, 2014

CIA Professor Tina Cassara inspires Sculpture Center exhibit...

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Events: Oct 11, 2014

CIA Portfolio Day

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Story: Aug 27, 2014

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

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

A Creative Life featuring Paul Yanko

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Blog: Oct 01, 2014

10/2-5: Bertolucci's new film Me And You, A Fistful of Dollars, Bound by Flesh & more!

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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

Unruly Engagements Conference

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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Community Works

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

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Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

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Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.