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
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
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: 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 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
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