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Apr 23, 2014

CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors

View details CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

View details Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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The game design industry is constantly evolving, and CIA’s students are on the edge of the newest technologies and gaming tactics. This weekend, the Great Lakes Science Center will host our students for the Game Design Spring Show, as they present their amazing work. The exhibition reception is tomorrow, Apr. 25, from 1-3pm. Click below for more details.

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

Academics . Liberal Arts . Faculty

Liberal Arts Faculty

Kevin Risner

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research and Intellectual Traditions

Jonathan Rosati

Title Visiting Instructor/Coordinator, Writing + Learning Center
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.8018

Courses  Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research and Intellectual Traditions

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Gary D Sampson

Title Professor of Art+Design History
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7369

Courses  Art & Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art & Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | Art & Design History III: 1945-Present | Design + Craft in Modern Culture | Issues in Design: Theory + Culture of Design | Media Arts + Visual Culture: Installation | Media Arts + Visual Culture: Interactive Zones | Visual Culture + the Manufacture of Meaning

Degree PhD, Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara; BA, Art and Art History, California State University, Northridge

Gary Sampson teaches art and design history and theory at the Institute. He is also adjunct in art history and occasional SAGES faculty at Case Western Reserve University. His areas of scholarship are in history of photography, urban design and representation, and media arts and visual culture. His publications include Imag(in)ing Race and Place in Colonialist Photography, with Eleanor Hight, Photographs at St. Lawrence University, with Catherine Tedford, and “Landscape and Fluid Imaging of the Emerging City," in Emerging Landscapes: Between Landscape and Representation (forthcoming from Ashgate Press). Prof Sampson also engages in practice-based research in photography and video; one of his ongoing projects investigates city environments, infrastructure, and media.

José Carlos Teixeira

Title Champney Family Professor of Art
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Charette: Self + Other Voices | Issues in 20th & 21st Century Art | The Artist & Social Practice

Daniel Tranberg

Daniel Tranberg

Title Visiting Instructor
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Art of the Personal Essay | Painting Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Painting | Painting: Constructing Narratives | Role of the Artist as Producer | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research and Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms

Degree MA in Studio Art from Purdue University. Also studied Criticism and Theory in the Graduate School of the University of Illinois, Chicago. BFA, Northern Illinois University

Dan Tranberg has published more than 750 articles on art and has exhibited his paintings in more that 40 exhibitions. His writing has appeared in national and international publications, including Art in America, NY Arts, artUS, BOMB, Glass Magazine, and Art on Paper. He was awarded an Ohio Excellence in Journalism award in 2004 and received Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships in 2002 and 2007.

Michael Weil

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Art & Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art & Design History II: 18th Century-1945

Allen Zimmerman

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Creativity + Taoism | Japanese Expressions | Ways of Thought: Confucianism, Taoism, and Zen | Ways of Thought: Hinduism and Buddhism

Degree BA, English Literature from Oberlin College

Allen has worked at The Cleveland Institute of Art since 1977 where he started as a lecturer in Humanities in the Liberal Arts Department. As a lecturer he was an English tutor, a student counselor, the co-coordinator of the Foundation Reinforcement Program, and the mobility coordinator of the Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. In 1986 he became a professor in the department and in 1989 he became the Dean of Students.

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Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design exhibitions

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