CIA’s Mission: Keep the Learning on Track

The Cleveland Institute of Art has always touted the problem-solving skills of its artists and designers. Coronavirus gave the CIA community a dramatic chance to prove it. When the virus first hit Ohio in March, state restrictions on public gatherings affected everything from the education of its bachelor’s degree students to delivery of continuing education and Cinematheque films in the […]

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A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Grad Examined in Reinberger Gallery’s T ITL E TB D

Ask someone to describe the life of an artist and you’re likely to get one of two accounts: a starving artist who ekes out a living by sacrificing everything, or a cosmopolitan artist living and working amid an embarrassment of big-city riches. Both extremes are rooted more in fantasy than fact. The reality is that there’s a vast middle ground. […]

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New School Year, New Faculty Work

It’s one of the unofficial markers of the start of the new academic year: the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Faculty Exhibition. The 2019 show opens Thursday, August 29, and remains on view in Reinberger Gallery through October 6. “It’s equal parts a welcome-to-CIA tradition and an extraordinary overview of recent work by our current faculty,” said Nikki Woods, director of […]

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Joking the unspeakable: No More Tears at Survival Kit

No More Tears is an exciting showcase both of local artists and an emerging curatorial talent. The show, closing this upcoming Friday, was the first show assembled for Survival Kit by Anna Tararova.  Tararova works as Gallery and Artists Opportunities Coordinator at the Morgan Conservatory. She is also a print artist who has completed fellowships at Paper Circle and Columbia […]

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Timothy Callaghan discusses place, process, and his life as an artist

It’s autumn in Timothy Callaghan’s temporary studio at The Madison apartment building in Glenville. Afternoon sun illuminates a wall filled with walnut-ink streetscape studies. Around the apartment, Callaghan also has hung gouache paintings depicting scenes from the surrounding neighborhood. A large sketchbook contains the beginnings of future paintings; tubes of acrylic gouache hint at how they’ll be finished. Callaghan grew […]

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A door to here: “Portals_Thresholds” at CIA’s Reinberger Gallery

An exhibition title like Portals_Thresholds naturally raises the question, “Portals to where?” To give away the game: They take us back to where we are already, but via an unfamiliar route, offering new perspectives. Portals_Thresholds is now on display at the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Reinberger Gallery. It features works by Sara Ludy, Rachel Rossin, Rafaël Rozendaal, and the collaborative […]

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CIA’s ThinkCraft Takes 360 Look at Glass, Ceramics, Metals and More

As changes in technology and social movements have taken hold in craft disciplines, what is the role of professional education? How does “traditional” craft evolve? What does it mean for makers, collectors and critics? Such questions go to the core of Cleveland Institute of Art’s ThinkCraft biennial, a yearlong exploration of contemporary craft that starts with a three-day symposium this […]

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