AAWR Announcements

AAWR Health & Safety Protocol: The health and safety of our community is still of upmost importance to the Artists Archives. If you are not vaccinated, please consider wearing a mask while inside the gallery. If you choose not to wear a mask, please respect the choice of others to do so. Feeling ill? Please, stay home and visit another time when you are feeling better. Thank you for your continued consideration!


Exhibitions & Events

John Jackson, Cathedral (Detail), 2004, Acrylic, watercolor and graphite, 30 x 22", Collection of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

John Jackson, Cathedral (Detail), 2004, Acrylic, watercolor and graphite, Collection of the AAWR


 

Man feeding birds at zoo on a snowy winter's day

Joseph O'Sickey, Feedin' Time - Winter Aviary with Peacocks, 1999, Oil, Collection of the AAWR


 

Arabella Proffer, Lasher (Detail), Oil on board, Collection of AAWR

Arabella Proffer, Lasher (Detail), Oil on board, Collection of AAWR


 

Programs

  • Remembering John Jackson: A Community Gathering

      In 2006, the art world was rocked by the double homicide of sculptor John Jackson and photographer Masumi Hayashi in the building where they lived and kept studios on the West Side of Cleveland. While nearly two decades later the tragedy of their deaths still looms large, what truly endures o...

    February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


 

On Wednesday, October 12, 2022, the Artists Archives presented the Accessibility in the Arts Virtual Panel Discussion (learn more…)


On July 23, 2022, in partnership with moCa Cleveland, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presented CAN X FRONT, a discussion with Front Executive Director Fred Bidwell and CAN Executive Director Michael Gill (learn more...)


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!)


AAWR Wins OMA 2021 Award!

Ohio Museum Association 2021 Award of Achievement Winner Ribbon

AAWR is the winner of the 2021 Ohio Museum Association Award of Achievement - Best Community Partnership (Under $500,000) for the exhibition CONVERGE (learn more...)