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Story: Jan 22, 2015

Interactive mural by Jessica Langley '05 represents the ener...

View details CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA

Events: Jan 19, 2015 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA

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Story: Jan 09, 2015

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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The deadline for our 2D3D art + design contest for high school students has been extended by one week to Friday, February 6. If you haven't yet, enter now for a...

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Story: Dec 23, 2014

Printmaking project links students with seniors and their st...

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Events: Feb 16, 2015

CIA Campus Connection: Presidents' Day

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

CIA video shows off new Uptown Residence Hall

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Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Student Life . Our Campus . Facilities 


The facilities at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) provide you with space designed specifically for study, living, and exhibition—all add up to a creative, friendly environment for you to pursue your dream of attending a premier school of art and design. Visit our campus and see for yourself! 

Study Space

George Gund Building

About half of CIA's major studios are located in the George Gund Building as well as many academic and foundation classrooms. The building is also home to the excellent CIA Library, as well as the Reinberger Galleries, the largest private exhibit space in Cleveland, and the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, a premier alternative film theatre.

Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts (JMC)

Originally a Ford Model T assembly plant, JMC has large windows on all sides and a 40-foot-long skylight. The building’s high ceilings, wide corridors, and freight elevator allow students to work as large as they choose. The JMC will be the future site of our modernized and unified campus—a visually distinctive facility that will help anchor the revitalized Uptown neighborhood within University Circle.

Cleveland Institute of Art Library

The CIA Library is located on the third floor of the Gund Building, and it has collections specifically developed for the visual artist, designer, and craftsperson. It is a great place to study, read, research, receive help, relax, or just hang out. Public access computers, printers, scanners, and photocopiers are available for use, and the library also houses a collection of artists’ books, the Institute’s archives, and extensive digital resources.

Living Space

Uptown Residence Hall

Opening in fall 2014, CIA’s Uptown Residence Hall is located on Euclid Avenue in the heart of the Uptown development in University Circle, just steps from campus. The residence hall is comprised of two-bedroom suites that house two students per bedroom, all furnished with a kitchenette, beds, dressers, wardrobes, drafting tables, and chairs. They also come equipped with cable television and wireless Internet. In addition, the hall has quiet study areas, three outdoor patios, a cardio lounge, a social lounge on each floor, and a laundry room. Learn more about housing at CIA.

Exhibition Space

Reinberger Galleries

CIA’s Reinberger Galleries annually host roughly 10 exhibitions of art and design. All exhibitions are free and open to the public, and many include lectures, films, or informal gallery talks. In addition to annual student, faculty, and scholastic exhibitions, recent shows have featured works by internationally known artists, such as Andy Warhol and Ansel Adams. See the upcoming exhibition schedule.

What do CIA students love about their Studio Space?

As one of the only art and design schools to assign studio space in a student’s sophomore year, CIA ensures personal studio space until graduation.

See what students love about their own space in this video or browse through our studio space gallery.

Campus Map

View a map of our campus. 

Building Hours

Building Hours

August 18 - December 13, 2014

Gund + McCullough Buildings
Monday-Saturday: 7:30am-2am
Sunday: 12pm (Noon)-2am

Monday-Thursday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-9pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: Closed

Doors open one hour before scheduled first show

Continuing Education
Doors open one hour before scheduled first class and remain open one half hour beyond scheduled class time ending in both Gund and McCullough

Buildings Closed
Labor Day
September 1, 2014

Thanksgiving break
November 27-28, 2014

Winter Holiday
December 24-January 4

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 19, 2015

Memorial Day
May 25, 2015

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Community Works

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

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Save the date. Four celebration events.

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Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.