AAWR Visitor Safety Protocol & Holiday Hours

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 visitors, staff and community, we are strictly adhering to the following state recommended guidelines (read more...)

 

Please note: the Archives will be closed on Thanksgiving. We will resume regular gallery hours on Friday, November 27th, 10am - 4pm and will be open Saturday, November 28th, 12pm - 4pm.


Exhibitions & Events

Davon Brantley, Dancing with Death (Detail), 2020, Charcoal on toned paper, 70" x 42"

Davon Brantley, Dancing with Death (Detail), 2020, Charcoal on toned paper


 

Phyllis Seltzer, City Life 2 (Detail), Heat transfer print, Collection of AAWR

Phyllis Seltzer, City Life 2 (Detail), Heat transfer print, 2007, Collection of AAWR


 

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

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


 

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... DONATE TODAY


Programs

  • About Body | About Face Virtual Artist Talks Part I

      About Body | About Face Virtual Artist Talks Part I: Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 – 8:15pm featuring Davon Brantley, Jacques P. Jackson, and Yvonne Palkowitsh   Vilified, exotified, and commodified, for centuries black bodies have been treated as screens, a place to project white desire...

    December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

  • About Body | About Face Virtual Artist Talks Part II

    About Body | About Face Virtual Artist Talks Part II: Wednesday, December 9, 7:00 – 8:15pm featuring Lawrence Baker, Amanda D. King, and Tony Williams   Vilified, exotified, and commodified, for centuries black bodies have been treated as screens, a place to project white desires with little ...

    December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


 

On November 19, 2020 the Artists Archives hosted a virtual opening reception for About Body | About Face (read more...)


On November 4, 2020 the Artists Archives hosted "The Infamous Bridge Wars of 1836" with Metroparks Historian Judy MacKeigan (read more...)


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 (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