AAWR Now Open

As part of the Responsible RestartOhio Plan, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve has re-opened to the public! In order to maintain the safety of our visitors, staff and community, we will strictly adhere to the following state recommended guidelines (read more...)


Exhibitions & Events

Boo! Halloween Party and FUNdraiser | Oct 30

Kestutis Kizevicius, Untitled (Skeleton in Sombrero- Detail), Linocut on paper, Collection of AAWR

Kestutis Kizevicius, Untitled (Skeleton in Sombrero- Detail), Linocut on paper, Collection of AAWR


 

Bridges and Barriers | Sept 25 - Nov 14

Amanda D. King, May 30th (Detail), Film still, 16:9, 2020, Courtesy of Shooting Without Bullets

Amanda D. King, May 30th (Detail), Film still, 16:9, 2020, Courtesy of Shooting Without Bullets


 

NewNow | January 2021

Jackie Sajewski, Covid Fears (Detail), 2020, Digital photographic print

Jackie Sajewski, Covid Fears (Detail), 2020, Digital photographic print, NewNow 2021


 

Archiving Equity Initiative

Charles Sallée, Untitled (Head of a Woman- Detail), Oil on canvas, 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... DONATE TODAY


Programs

  • The Infamous Bridge Wars of 1836 with Judy MacKeigan

      On Wednesday November 4th, join Metroparks historian Judy MacKeigan on Zoom as she shines light on a little-known part of Cleveland’s past- the wars between the East and West banks of the Cuyahoga River. In 1836, a new bridge over the Cuyahoga, along with the impending demolishment of an ol...

    November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


 

Ideastream: Bridges and Barriers at the Artists Archives

On October 13, 2020 the Artists Archives photography invitational Bridges and Barriers was featured on Ideastream's Applause program in a segment produced by Dennis Knowles (read more...)


Through Our Lens: Photography as a Tool of Social Justice

On October 10, 2020 the Artists Archives hosted "Through Our Lens: Photography as a Tool of Social Justice." This virtual panel discussion explored the ability of images to create social change and featured artist/advocate Kristi Copez, Amanda D. King, Barbara Tannenbaum and Nicole R. Fleetwood (read more...)


Bridges & Barriers Virtual Opening Reception

 

On September 25th, 2020 the Artists Archives hosted a virtual opening reception for Bridges & Barriers, featuring remarks by curator Mindy Tousley, exhibiting artists, and Jennifer Bivens, as well as 3 multidisciplinary performances by Shooting without Bullets (read more...)


The Legacy of African American Textile Art with Cynthia Lockhart

 

On Saturday August 15th, the Artists Archives hosted The Legacy of African American Textile Art with Cynthia Lockhart. Lockhart, an Ohio fiber artist and Emerita Professor at Cincinnati University (read more...)


Now Available for Purchase


Archives Speak Postcard

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  Buy your copy HERE