AAWR Visitor Safety Protocol

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is open to the public and available for limited, safe visitation! In order to maintain the safety of our guests, staff and community, we are strictly adhering to the following state recommended guidelines (read more...)


Exhibitions & Events

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

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


 

AAWR Members Exhibition 2020

AAWR Members Exhibition 2020


 

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

  • 2021 Annual Members Meeting

    The 2021 Annual Members Meeting will be held on Friday, May 7th 7:00 – 8:30pm. To ensure the safety of our community, this year’s meeting will take place online via the Zoom meeting platform. The Annual Members Meeting will include reports by the AAWR Board, Committee Chairs, and an election of ...

    May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  • The May Show: The Museum, The Community, & The Story of Art in Cleveland

    Moderator: Michael Gill (Executive Director­- Collective Arts Network, Editor / Publisher- CAN Journal) Panelists: Henry Adams (Professor of Art History- Case Western Reserve University) Key Jo Lee (Director of Academic Affairs and Associate Curator of Special Projects- Cleveland Museum of Art) Ste...

    May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


 

On March 24, 2021 the Artists Archives hosted Women of the Archives: Oral Histories Premiere & Virtual Artist Talk featuring a live conversation with Archived Artists Charlotte Lees, Lee Heinen, Gloria Plevin, and Judy Takács and the premiere of 3 oral history videos created by Cleveland film maker Ted Sikora (read more...)


On March 10, 2021 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted 4 African American Women Artists You Should Know with renowned art historian, author, and artist Amalia Amaki (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. Edited by Rotraud Sackerlotzky & Roger Welchans. Copyright © 2014  Buy your copy HERE