Cleveland Institute of Art
|Cleveland Institute of Art|
|President||Grafton J. Nunes|
|Academic staff||50 Full-time faculty, 40 adjunct faculty (2012-13)|
|Undergraduates||525 (figures from Fall 2012)|
The Cleveland Institute of Art, previously Cleveland School of Art, is a private college of liberal arts located in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio. It is one of the nation’s leading independent colleges of art and design.
It was founded in 1882 as the Western Reserve School of Design for Women. Having become a co-educational school, it was renamed the Cleveland School of Art in 1892. After unsuccessful attempts to merge the school with Western Reserve University, the school became independent. Following construction in 1904, the school was located in University Circle at Magnolia and Juniper Drives. Beginning in 1917, the school offered classes for children and adults on weekends and in the summer.
The school participated in the WPA Federal Art Project during the Great Depression (1930s). medical drawing and mapmaking were added to the curriculum during World War II (1939-1945). The school began offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1947 and it became the Cleveland Institute of Art the following year, in 1948. The College gradually incorporated more academic courses into the curriculum, while retaining its key objective to offer practical training.
Bachelor of Fine Arts
It offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs for the following majors:
The Institute offers Study Abroad Programs, Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) Mobility Programs, Internships, and AICAD New York Studio Residency Programs. Services for students include Career Services, Center for Writing and Learning Support.
Other programs include:
- Continuing Education
- Pre-College Programs
- Summer Workshops
- Young Artist Programs
Cleveland Institute of Art was named in 2007 one of the best design schools in the world by Bloomberg Businessweek and a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).
- Cleveland Cinematheque is the main exposition center.
- George Gund Building is located at 11141 East Boulevard.
- Reinberger Galleries offer free changing art exhibits, events and lectures. Visiting artists often present slide lectures and symposia. The galleries are located in the Gund Building. The galleries are closed on Sunday and Monday.
- McCullough Center for the Visual Arts
Notable professors and students
- Shelby Lee Adams, Photographer
- Richard Anuszkiewicz, Painter
- Samuel Bookatz, artist
- Brian Bram, artist for American Splendor
- Marc Brown, creator of the popular children's books and animated series Arthur.
- Charles Burchfield, Painter
- Ray Burggraf, Artist and color theorist, professor
- Scott Colosimo, entrepreneur and motorcycle designer
- William Carlson, Glass artist
- Clarence Carter, Painter
- David E. Davis, Sculptor
- Stevan Dohanos, Illustrator
- Marshall Fredericks, Sculptor
- April Gornik, Painter
- Sante Graziani, Academic educator, Lecturer, artist and teacher
- William Harper, Metals/Enameling artist
- Hughie Lee-Smith, artist and teacher
- Robert Mangold, Painter
- William McVey, Sculptor
- Frederick Miller, Metals artist
- John Paul Miller, Metals artist
- Ryan Nagode, chief designer, Chrysler
- Joe Oros, Automotive Designer
- Betty Thatcher Oros, America's first female automotive designer.
- Saul Ostrow - Environmental Chair of Visual Arts and Technology (V.A.T.)
- Greg Pitts, Ceramics artist
- Sid Ramnarace, designer of the Ford Edge and Ford Mustang
- Viktor Schreckengost, Product Designer
- Dana Schutz, Painter
- Jenny Scobel, Painter
- Walter Sinz, designer of the Thompson Trophy and teacher at the school from 1911 to 1952
- Julian Stanczak, Painter
- Eric Stoddard, designer of the Chrysler Crossfire and Hyundai Genesis Coupe
- Toshiko Takaezu (1922–2011), American ceramic artist
- Paul Timman, prominent American tattoo artist and tableware designer
- Paul Travis, Painter
- Frank N. Wilcox, Painter/Illustrator
- Lumen Martin Winter, mural artist, mosaic artist, sculptor, illustrator
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- "The Best Design Programs in the World - BusinessWeek". Images.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
- "Obituary Elizabeth Anna (Betty) Oros". biserica.org.
- "A Moment With Joe & Betty Oros". Mustangmonthly.com, June 24, 2009.
- "Hudson Commodore Six: The History". Franschhoek Motor Museum, South Africa.
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