AAWR Visitor Safety Protocol

AAWR Health & Safety Protocol, June 3, 2021: The health and safety of our community is still of upmost importance to the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. We ask that you bring a mask when visiting our gallery. If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a face covering on the premises, but please respect the choice of others to do so. Thank you for your continued consideration! We look forward to seeing you! (read more...)


Exhibitions & Events

Melissa Bloom, Artists of CONVERGE, Acrylic on wood, 71 5 x 5” panels

Melissa Bloom, Artists of CONVERGE, Acrylic on wood, 71 5 x 5” panels


 

Dexter Davis, Tree (Detail), 2012, Ink & collage on paper, Collection of the AAWR

Dexter Davis, Tree (Detail), 2012, Ink & collage on paper, Collection of the AAWR

As a continuation of our goal to increase the visibility of Ohio’s African American artists, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve has established a fund to overcome financial barriers that can inhibit regional artists of color from archiving their work... (read more & donate today!)


Programs

  • Our AIDS Story

      Our memories. Our lives. Our AIDS Story.   To accompany their exhibitions of the National AIDS Memorial Quilt, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (moCa) will come together to host two collaborative story sharing programs. The first, o...

    September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • ART + AIDS: A Virtual Panel Discussion

      AIDS and visual art are inextricably linked. From the searing images of David Wojnarowicz to ACT UP’s powerful SILENCE = DEATH campaign and the countless lives memorialized by the National AIDS Quilt, art has been used as a call to arms and means of comfort for an entire generation impacted by ...

    October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


 

On September 2 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted a virtual artist talk with Archived Artist Tom Roese as part of the CONVERGE exhibition featuring Ohio LGBTQ+ artists (read more...)


On July 28, 2021 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted an artist talk with William Martin Jean and CONVERGE curator Kelly Pontoni (read more...)


AAWR Digital Book Store


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The Artists Archives digital bookstore is now open for business! Featuring over 30 publications, the bookstore includes exclusive AAWR catalogs and other hard to find tomes on Ohio artists. View the digital store