AAWR Now Open | June 10

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

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


 

Satellite Exhibition | Cleveland Botanical Gardens | Fantastical Landscapes | June 30 - Sept 14

Ryn Clarke, Starling and Month (Detail), Photographic composites on metal

Ryn Clarke, Starling and Month (Detail), Photographic composite on metal


Archiving Equity Initiative

Charles Sallée, Untitled (Head of a Woman- Detail), Oil on canvas, Collection of the AAWR

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 (learn more...)


Programs

  • Through Our Lens: Photography as a Tool of Social Justice

    To attend: >>Click here to register on Zoom<<   Images have taken a powerful place in the fight against police brutality. From documenting crimes against people of color, to increasing the visibility of protests, mass access to cell phones and digital photography have forever change...

    October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


 

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...)


The Ardent Thread Virtual Artist Talks Part II

On Wednesday, August 26 2020, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted "The Ardent Thread Virtual Artist Talks: Part II" featuring Ohio textile artists Phyllis Brody, Rebecca Cross, Myrya Johnson, and Aimee Lee (read more...)


The Ardent Thread Virtual Artist Talks Part I

 

On Wednesday, July 29 2020 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve held The Ardent Thread Virtual Artists Talks: Part I, an online program featuring Ohio fiber artists Cynthia Lockhart, Char Norman, Jessica Pinsky and Ron Shelton  (read more...)


The Ardent Thread Curator Talk with Tony Williams

 

On Thursday, July 16 2020 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve held a virtual opening reception for The Ardent Thread, featuring a talk by curator Tony Williams  (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