Exhibitions & Events

Ruth Bercaw: Bold Statements | Jan 24 - Mar 14

Ruth Bercaw, It’s Going to be a Great Day (Detail), 2019, Mixed media

Table for Two: Harriet Ballard Moore & Patricia Zinsmeister Parker Legacy Fundraiser | Feb 16 | Extented RSVP Deadline Feb 5

(L) Ballard, Comida San Miguel, Oil (R) Parker, Cabernet Sauvignon (Detail), MM

Foundations at the Cleveland Convention Center | Nov 7 - Feb 7

Randall Tiedman, The Last Painting, Acrylic and oil on paper, Collection of AAWR


  • Ruth Bercaw: Bold Statements Artist Talk

      On Saturday, February 8th, 1-2pm, please join artist Ruth Bercaw for an intimate conversation about her life and work. The presentation, held in conjunction with her solo exhibition Bold Statements, will explore Bercaw’s influences, provide insights into her latest creations and feature a w...

    February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


DONATE NOW! Archiving Diversity Initiative

Charles Sallée, Untitled (Head of a Woman- Detail), Oil on canvas, Collection of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

Keep seeing! As a continuation of seenUNseen 's mission 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. Managed by the Cleveland Foundation, this fund seeks to diversify AAWR’s permanent collection, creating a more equitable representation of Ohio’s rich visual culture. To donate- visit the Cleveland foundation website (Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Artists of Color Fund), call our offices 216.721.9020, or send a check to the Artists Archives of Archives, 1834 East 123rd Street, Cleveland OH 44106, with “Archiving Diversity” in the memo.

 Now Available for Purchase

Archives Speak Postcard

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) presents The Archives Speak.

The Archives Speak is our landmark publication and  the definitive information source guide for our first 62 Archived Artists. The book contains the Archived Artists’ portraits, biographical information, career information, and examples of their artwork.  Written by Rotraud Sackerlotzky & Roger Welchans. Copyright © 2014

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