AAWR Visitor Safety Protocol

The health and safety of our community is of upmost importance to the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. We ask that you bring a mask when visiting our gallery. If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a face covering on the premises, but please respect the choice of others to do so. Thank you for your continued consideration! We look forward to seeing you! (learn more...)


AAWR Permanent Collection Now Available Online!

Beginning December 8th, 2021, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is thrilled to announce the launch of the online catalog of its permanent collection of Ohio art. Featuring over 10,000 works from 89 watershed artists, the digital database positions the vast wealth of the region’s visual culture squarely at the public’s fingertips. (learn more & explore the collection...)


Exhibitions & Events

Alicia Telzerow, Connectivity Issues, 2020, Cast resin & found objects, 7" x 5" x 3"

Alicia Telzerow, Connectivity Issues, 2020, Cast resin & found objects, 7" x 5" x 3"


 

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... (learn more & donate today!)


Programs

  • Contemporary Glass with Susie Silbert

      Glass has been used in art for millennia. Traditionally valued for its form and function, the last 70 years have seen rapid innovations in studio glass technique and revolutions in its content. Contemporary artists are pushing the material to its limits and using the ubiquitous medium to take...

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


 

On October 6, 2021 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presented "ART + AIDS" a virtual panel discussion which explores the relationship between creative expression and the AIDS epidemic (read more...)


On September 14, 2021 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted "Un(masc)ing Drag History" with Dr. Lady J (read more...)


On September 2 the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve hosted a virtual artist talk with Archived Artist Tom Roese as part of the CONVERGE exhibition featuring Ohio LGBTQ+ artists (read more...)